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 Uruguayan automotive 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 projections are of growth in the next years due to the expansion of recent investments and the establishment of new ones.
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.
Uruguay has vast natural resources for the development of renewable energies, such as hydraulic, wind, solar and biomass.
Uruguay has a stable legal framework that is beneficial for investments in the industry and has a national good practices code for forestry to achieve sustainable production and to meet international requirements.
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.
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.
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.