Progress of global agribusiness

Published Apr 21, 2024

Tridge summary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts global economic growth to stabilize at 3.2% for the current and the following year, with varying regional outcomes. Brazil's economy, crucial for global agribusiness and particularly significant for Uruguay in sectors like dairy and grains, is growing, driven by agribusiness despite fiscal and political challenges. The appreciation of the dollar in Brazil benefits local farmers but affects global commodity prices. Meanwhile, Uruguay faces its own challenges with a falling real exchange rate and the need to remain competitive against Brazil, its main trading partner alongside China. The IMF notes that while the US economy is expected to outgrow China's this year, China's growth is on a declining trend, which has broader implications for the global economy.
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Original content

The update of the projections of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the performance of the global economy, in its various regions and countries, is a good opportunity to analyze its impact on agribusiness, both in the region and in our country. Given the purely export profile of almost all sectors, they depend directly on the dynamics of external markets (supply, demand, commercial situation) as well as financial circumstances. The world economy is deeply interconnected, beyond the changes and eventual setbacks in the globalization process. The IMF estimates that the global economy will grow 3.2% this year, the same rate as last year and the same rate it projects for 2025. But this global average includes diverse situations. Let's start with Brazil, the closest and undoubtedly very important for global agribusiness and Uruguayans. The economic situation in the neighboring country is generating some developments of direct impact. In recent days the dollar in Brazil has risen ...
Source: Agromeat
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