Agribusiness


Timber forest

Competitive advantages in the production of timber in Uruguay:

  • Geographic location: Uruguay is located in the same latitude as the main forest enterprises of the southern hemisphere with climate and soil conditions that ensure very good levels of competitiveness at an international level.
  • Wood supply: it has a large volume of forest resources and pine timber supply.
  • Logistics infrastructure: the country has a vast and dense road network that connects the main production centers with the stockyards and main ports of the country. Eight out of 15 of its ports, are commercial and are located in different areas of the country. Recently it has inaugurated a new terminal for forest products and solid bulks located in the port of Montevideo

Main exported products:

  • Chips
  • Timber rolls
  • Sawn timber
  • Boards

Main exports destinations (without including free zones):

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Taiwan
  • USA
  • Vietnam

[1]The countries are listed in alphabetical order.

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Agricultural machinery

The volume of agricultural production in Uruguay grew remarkably in recent years, reaching important levels of sophistication and diversification. As a consequence of these factors, yields have improved markedly, thanks in part to the intensive use of agricultural machinery.

 

Uruguay has a historically high technological investment in agro-industries that dynamizes and promotes the continuous development of the sector. In this line, the manufacture of agricultural machinery and equipment in the country has an exemption of 50% of IRAE until 2022.

 

As a result, in recent years the number of companies manufacturing agricultural machinery has grown considerably, currently reaching about 20 manufacturers.

 

The companies, which display adaptability as a characteristic, can adjust their production to the specific needs of the plaintiff. After-sales service and personalized treatment are strengths that identify the sector and have managed to consolidate exports to regional markets such as Paraguay and Ecuador in recent years.

 

Likewise, the quality of production has earned the country international distinctions, such as Mary's double award in the thirty-third edition of the Gerdau Awards or the fourth place in the AgroReel project - by entrepreneurs Sabrina Cornu and Ezequiel Rivoir - in the Intel ISEF 2017 fair.

 

The products produced at the national level include mixers, loaders (front end, rollers, among others), weeders, tree planters, planters, fine seed collectors, and portable silos.

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Veterinary Supplies

The agricultural sector explains much of the growth experienced in recent years by the Uruguayan economy. In particular, during 2017, animal husbandry, associated services and processing represented about 6% of the national GDP.

Uruguayan cattle ranching is known worldwide, with cattle being raised in the open air and fed on natural pastures. Also, the sanitary condition allows the entrance of a wide variety of products to the most demanding markets. In this sense, Uruguayan veterinary inputs contribute to the sector by providing security and confidence.

Uruguay applies a national bovine traceability system that provides data on the life of each animal, from birth to slaughter. This is a factor that significantly affects the country's competitiveness, mainly because of the confidence it gives to buyers.  

Exports from this sector averaged US$ 47 million in the last five years, and in 2018 totaled US$ 51 million, reaching 53 destinations. Brazil was the largest with 30% of sales, followed by South Africa (13%) and France (12%).

With a high level of quality and technology in its processes, some 25 companies participate in these sales, both from the national territory and from the Free Trade Zones. Among the veterinary inputs exported from Uruguay, pharmaceutical products stand out, which in turn include medicines, vaccines, antisera and hormones.

In addition, the sector's exports also include excipients, caravans for traceability -and associated products-, instruments and apparatuses for veterinary medicine.

 

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