Argentina Promising outlook for Argentine agribusiness
The report presents a detailed set of projections for the country´s production, consumption and exports of major agricultural commodities:
- Beef: export availability is expected to reach 0.8m tonnes by 2025, four times greater than current (2015) exports.
- Grains & oilseeds: by 2025, the combined output of wheat, corn and soybeans is projected to increase by 40%, with combined exports rising from 34.7m tonnes in 2015 to 52.5m tonnes in 2025. >
- Dairy: domestic consumption should increase by a total of 15% to 2025, but exports are forecast to account for just 15% of output by 2025, down from 24% in 2015.
Improving capacity utilisation (grains, dairy), restructuring (pork, dairy) and better tailoring of products to markets (beef, poultry) are some of the most important points of attention across the sectors analysed. Meanwhile, investments in infrastructure – particularly in new internal routes and increased port capacity, will be essential for the country to fully realize its agricultural potential in the coming years.
Although the report highlights the potential growth prospects for Argentina´s agribusiness, it acknowledges that many challenges still lie ahead. The processing side of agribusiness in general has a little further to go in order to match the country’s international competitiveness of field operations. Investments in infrastructure – particularly in new internal routes and increased port capacity – will be essential for the country to fully realize its agricultural potential in the coming years. Financing will remain critical, as will the maintenance of a stable and inviting business environment to attract capital. However, it is expected that the opportunities highlighted in this report should encourage the development of the services and infrastructure necessary to support the expansion of agriculture and of crop and livestock processing.
Against this backdrop, Rabobank’s analysis suggests that the Argentine grain and beef sectors will continue to be prominent players in their respective global markets over the coming years.