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In Uruguay 15 companies own more than 1,400,000 ha of farm land.

Cows in Uruguay
Seven forest companies, six agricultural groups, a dairy company and a Brazilian business person in Uruguay farm over 1.4 million hectares of productive farmland-as-owners and or tenants. Land suitable for farming in Uruguay is about 16 million hectares. Among the major landowners are a number of Brazilian and Argentine companies. Among the 15 business groups that include Montes del Plata, East Forest, Weyerhaeuser, Tekoayhu Forestry, Forestry South Atlantic RMK Timberland Group and Sierras Stills (Ence) Forestadoras;…

How to Invest in Uruguay Real Estate and Obtain Tax Residency

Uruguay is considered one of the most stable economies in Latin America. With the second-highest minimum wage, and the third-highest Human Development Index of the region, the country positions as an attractive destination for foreigners looking to settle, buy real estate, or obtain a tax residence in Uruguay.   Likewise, the cost of properties in Uruguay tends to be lower than in other Latin American nations and the purchasing process is not as complicated as in neighbouring countries. Because of this,…

Investment funds worldwide after large farms in response to roaring investors´ demand to buy farmland assets

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
With many agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. This is done by farm syndicates or direct ownership. As a result, investment funds worldwide have put an estimated $20 billion to $30 billion in agriculture globally, and interest is also growing from ultra-rich investors and pension funds, which see farmland as tangible, strategic assets. Private funds are not…

Uruguay´s citrus industry on the rise

          Citrus production in Uruguay represents approximately 1.1% of the gross agricultural product and generates an income of US$ 60 million. It is one of the main non-traditional export commodities after rice and dairy products. #adp02 The activity has consolidated an export-oriented production chain in the country, increasing its productive processes of vertical integration (production-processing-trading). Half of the annual production is exported (counter-season sales) and the…
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