We publish background information on farming and agri-business in Uruguay and reliable sources for real estate, legal issues and finance. We select objective news items about farmland price developments, farm rental income and other relevant issues to help international clients carry out preliminary research regarding the potential of agro investments in Uruguay. In our news section you can also find frequent updates on official statistics of prices of farmland, exports, agricultural yields and farming regulations.

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Wednesday April 22nd, 2020

100 corporate farmland owners.

On April 23 fast track legislation entered Parliament in Uruguay, which may alter farmland investments in this country. Constitution allows the president to propose urgent laws, which pass automatically if not rejected or substituted after an abbreviated debate of no…
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Wednesday April 8th, 2020

Prices Farmland start of 2020

During the first three months of the year, 33 transactions of significant size were presented to the Institute of Colonization. Nearly 25.000 hectares were sold for an aggregated value of 87.4 M USD. Some preliminary conclusions are that premium cropland…
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Friday March 27th, 2020

Opportunity in Crisis

When economies get hit on a large scale, wealth preservation becomes more urgent. We are working hard with a high number of requests we´re receiving. Preparing deals and getting deals done in as little time as possible. Farmland market in…
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Friday February 21st, 2020

Effect of New Government in Uruguay on Farmland

Luis Lacalle Pou will assume office on March 1, 2020, for a period of five years. His victory brings in a conservative government and ends the rule of the left-wing Frente Amplio coalition after 15 years in power. A much…
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Friday September 13th, 2019

Permanent crops in Uruguay

Investment opportunities in permanent crops in Uruguay are traditionally citrus, grapes and table fruits like apple and pear. Oranges and lemons are exported mainly to markets such as the US. In the past 15 years, we´ve seen projects with blueberries…
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Thursday August 8th, 2019

Effect of trade deals on beef exports

Recent trade agreements between EU/MERCOSUR and EU/USA have an impact on beef exports from Uruguay to the EU. When talking about EU beef quotas, the two that get most mention are the high quality beef (HQB) quota, also known as…
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Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

Final GO decision UPM

On July 23 UPM made public the investment decision to construct a 2,1 million tonne greenfield eucalyptus pulp mill near Paso de los Toros in central Uruguay. The highly competitive mill investment of USD 2,7 billion will grow UPM’s current…
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Thursday May 9th, 2019

Standard and Poor’s confirms investment grade Uruguay

S&P Global Ratings affirmed on May 7, 2019 its 'BBB' long-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Uruguay. In addition, S&P affirmed the 'A-2' short-term foreign and local currency ratings. The outlook on the long-term ratings remains stable.…
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Monday April 8th, 2019

Harvard Asset Management sells forestry assets in Uruguay.

Wednesday April 10 is the launch of a new trust called Bosques del Uruguay IV. 55.000 hectares are sold to this trust worth 330 M USD. Local pension funds have set up this trust and previously other trusts like Bosques…
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