Why Invest in Paraguay?

reasons for investing in one of the world's fastest growing economies

Paraguay is located in a strategic geographical location in South America, landlocked between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia. It has an abundance of natural resources and access to low cost skilled labor ... offering growth, riches and opportunities for everyone

Stable Economic Growth

  • Average GDP growth of over 5% over the last 8 years (annual GDP figures)
  • Price stability with controlled inflation below 5%
  • Very stable democracy since 1992
  • 2nd lowest public debt of any Latin American country (15.8% of GDP in 2017) (public debt compared to all other countries)
  • Fiscal discipline with foreign debt hedged by international reserves
  • Paraguay has one of the lowest taxation rates worldwide: 10% for corporations and individuals
  • Ranked 2nd in South America on the scale of easiness to start a new business
  • Some the highest returns on direct foreign investment in Latin America: 22% on average

Why invest in Paraguay:

Key Paraguay Economic Facts:

  • 1st producer of renewable energy per capita in the world!
  • 2nd world producer of Stevia
  • 3rd largest fleet of barges in the world
  • 3rd largest producer and exporter of yerba mate
  • 4th largest soybean exporter
  • 4th world exporter of energy
  • 6th largest producer of soybean, wheat and corn
  • 6th largest meat exporter in the world

Itaipu Dam (#1 source of renewable energy):

Paraguay is Perfect for Agriculture Businesses

  • 95% of the territory is suitable for food production, with competitive land prices
  • Paraguay has the potential to triple it's current agricultural output
  • Easy access to a young, efficient, motivated and cost competitive workforce - 70% of the population is under the age of 35
  • Paraguay's subtropical sunshine, fertile soil and short period of winter cold make it ideal to grow high-quality citrus crops
  • Access to key export markets with significant tariff advantages
  • Competitive tax regime with tax benefits under law number 60/90 and Maquila Regime for International Investment
  • Lowest energy prices of the region: Paraguay consumes only about 10% of the energy produced

Natural beauty and agricultural opportunities of Paraguay:

 
Paraguay is an agricultural platform for the world

Felipe Azarias, JBS Paraguay

 

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