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URUGUAY NEWS

Visit Uruguay

Maldonado, a lot more than sun and beach




Region aims to attract visitors year round with new projects and facilities Nov 23, 2016

Tourism & Culture | South America | Uruguay


Uruguayan Pharmaceuticals

Transforming the health sector in Latin America


Gianclaudio Broggi, CEO of Mega Pharma

Mega Pharma inaugurates the biggest pharmaceutical plant in Uruguay with $110 million investment Oct 21, 2016

Health | South America | Uruguay


Agriculture in Uruguay

Food exports grow as agro-industry continues to drive economy forward




The Minister of Agriculture wants to see the nation of 3 million people produce food for as many as 50 million in the next 15 years. But as Uruguay continues... Oct 11, 2016

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay


Industry & Logistics

Uruguay looks to build a thriving manufacturing base and regional logistics hub




Plans are in motion to turn the small Latin American nation into a logistic hub for the region. Meanwhile the industrial base continues to strengthen and... Oct 04, 2016

Industry & Trade | South America | Uruguay


President of Uruguay

A privileged position within the region




In 2015, Tabaré Vázquez became President of Uruguay for a second time, after having previously served a term from 2005 to 2010. In this exclusive... Sep 28, 2016

Government | South America | Uruguay


Uruguay's Products

Top honors raise profile of premium foods on international markets




Despite its relatively small size, Uruguay is standing out as the new super high quality food producer. Wine, olive oil, milk powder, and blueberries are... Oct 17, 2015

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay


Increased foreign trade spurs port improvements


Karl Hust, General Manager of Katoen Natie Terminal Cuenca del Plata (left); Guillermo Jacob, CEO of the Christophersen Group (right)

Much of the country’s historic development can be attributed to port activity. Today, owing to Uruguay’s geographically strategic position... Oct 12, 2015

Infrastructure | South America | Uruguay


Agro-exports Uruguay

“Sustainability and innovation” see agro-exports thrive


The President of INAVI, Uruguay’s autonomous regulating and promotion board for wine, José María Lez Secchi (right) and Vice-President Juan Andrés Marichal (left)

Sophisticated technology and a focus on sustainability have allowed Uruguay’s agriculture sector to grab a growing share of the world market for... Sep 29, 2015

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay


Economic Policies

Progressive reforms and high quality exports spearhead growth




Buoyed by high levels of investment and sound economic policies, Uruguay’s impressive growth has been led by a strong focus on export-driven development.... Sep 28, 2015

Finance | South America | Uruguay


Winemaking in Uruguay

Fine Uruguayan wines a growing contender in the global market




Traditionally characterized by small scale, family-production, Uruguayan wines are growing in stature and becoming increasingly more recognized by wine... Jun 15, 2015

Others | South America | Uruguay


Uruguayan beef

The best meat in the world



Frigorífico San Jacinto is a company that produces and exports beef. Its manufacturing plant is located about 60 kilometers from Montevideo and... May 18, 2015

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay


The stable gateway to investment opportunities




Often referred to as the Switzerland of South America, Uruguay’s political stability is being bolstered by growing economic and financial stability,... Sep 12, 2011

Finance | South America | Uruguay


Antel puts Uruguay ahead in ICT

Horacio Andrés Tolosa Barla
President of Antel

By investing heavily in boosting home connectivity, 4G mobile services and fiber-optic reach,... Nov 21, 2016


Premium meat exporter racks up another first

Gastón Scayola
Vice-President of Frigorífico San Jacinto–NIREA S.A.

Traceability and high quality assurance have helped Frigorífico San Jacinto–NIREA... Nov 17, 2016


Major brands prefer Uruguayan leather

Álvaro Silberstein
General Manager of Paycueros

What gives Uruguayan leather its high quality and competitive edge in international markets?... Nov 16, 2016


A game changer in Uruguayan agriculture

William Johnson
CEO of Cereoil

Cereoil’s new grain processing plant is set to have a major impact on adding value... Nov 14, 2016


‘We have no doubt that we are a good partner for investors’

Marta Jara
President of ANCAP

Uruguay's state-owned petroleum company ANCAP has carried out a major efficiency-oriented... Nov 14, 2016


Chemical innovator adds value to industry

Néstor Gómez Alcorta
President of Efice

Uruguay’s leading producer of chlorine, caustic soda and byproducts through the electrolysis... Nov 04, 2016


Pharmaceutical leader showcases Uruguay’s potential from zero

Gianclaudio Broggi
CEO of Mega Pharma

Innovative and affordable pharmaceuticals, many of which are now market leaders in some... Oct 06, 2016


A look into crucial aspects maximizing Montevideo’s port capacity

Emilio Perazzio
General Manager of Obrinel SA

Emilio Perazzio, General Manager of Obrinel SA Terminal at the Port on Montevideo delves... Aug 04, 2015


Global leader in the forestry industry

Juha Kääriäinen
Vice President of Operation at UPM Uruguay

Forestry and bio-sector frontrunner UPM integrates the two industries to innovate greater... Jun 25, 2015


Agroindustry builds on knowledge, investment and innovation

Tabaré Aguerre
Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries

Sustainability, traceability and quality hallmark the food industry in Uruguay. Minister... Jun 15, 2015


Global logistics provider highlights Uruguay’s regional advantages

Karl Huts
Managing Director of Katoen Natie Terminal TCP

United World talks to Karl Huts, Managing Director of Katoen Natie Terminal TCP about the... Jun 09, 2015


A solid regulator

Mr. Mario Bergara
President of the Central Bank of Uruguay

Founded in 1967, Uruguay's central bank (BCU) regulates the country's banking and... May 25, 2015



POPULATION:

3,308,535 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 133



LOCATION:

Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil



CAPITAL:

Montevideo



AREA - comparative:

Slightly smaller than the state of Washington



CLIMATE:

Warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown



GDP - composition by sector:

Agriculture: 9.2%

Industry: 22.3%

Services: 68.5% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

Beef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, lumber, dairy products; fish



INDUSTRIES:

Food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages



EXPORTS:

$6.7 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:

Beef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, wood, dairy products; wool



EXPORTS - partners:

Brazil 21%, Nueva Palmira Free Zone 10.2%, Argentina 7.5%, Chile 5.5%, Russia 5.3% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



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