In this section of our web site you will find industry reports with relevant information on exports and investments. They contain detailed information on the different industries. The first series of reports focuses on available foreign investment opportunities and the second present export opportunities.
The geographical location and the lower maintenance costs in Uruguay, provide a great opportunity for setting workshops to give maintenance and services to airlines in the region.
The availability of qualified talent at competitive costs, makes the architecture and engineering services a sector with great opportunities of internationalization.
The Uruguayan automotive and auto part industry has experienced a unique growth during the last years, when foreign investments have increased both in vehicle assembling and in auto parts manufacturing. The industry exports reached a record high for the country of US$ 531 million in 2013.
Uruguay has a long history in both milk production as well as the elaboration of dairy products. Over the past 20 years, milk production has doubled while income from exports has increased ten-fold.
The financial market is going through a moment of great solidity, liquidity and profitability. It is growing at high rate together with the economic growth of the country in the last years.
The Uruguayan forestry sector presents opportunities for receiving investments in the entire chain. Besides its excellent climate and soil conditions for timber production, there are opportunities for adding value in the industrial stage.
Uruguay has developed a state policy in energy, which has started a structural transformation process in the energy system. The investments in energetic infrastructure between 2010 an 2014 equal an annual amount of 3% of the GDP. This will cause that more than 50% of Uruguay´s power matrix to be obtained from renewable sources, while in the world that participation is lower than 10%.
The growing service export trend shows that Uruguay has characteristics which differentiate it from and which place it in an advantageous position with regard to its competitors.
New onshore and offshore exploration activities have located Uruguay in the world’s oil map.
Uruguay has a series of crosscutting strengths for business development, added to specific aspects for the ICT industry, such as renowned quality and adaptability of human resources to new technologies, exporting history, and a special regulatory framework that exempts all IT exports from income tax and a national coordinated innovation system.
Uruguay has established itself as a regional hub in the Southern Cone by virtue of its important advantages for developing logistic activities. Strategic location, legal framework and infrastructure are mixed with a strong institutional support to the sector.
In 2006, a promising phase began in the Uruguayan shipbuilding industry sector favored by intense commercial activity in the port of Montevideo.
Real Estate has been the main destination of foreign direct investment in Uruguay. The new Law 18,795 establishes important tax exemptions for the construction of housing aimed at middle and low income population and is leading to important changes in the industry’s business model.
A favorable business climate, with fiscal stimulus for investors, allows tourism to account for 7% of the Uruguayan GDP and create more than 90,000 direct jobs.
There are more than 80 laboratories and research centers that perform biotechnology research.
The Uruguayan pharmaceutical industry has presented a remarkable dynamism in the past eight years, boosted by sales in the domestic and external market, with a significant growth of investment in the sector together with the establishment of new research centers and new industries..
In recent years there has been a change in the habit of meat consumption in Uruguay. Pork has an increasing consumer preference.