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Construction Equipment and Machinery in Uruguay: A Strategic Reference, 2006

  • ID: 602038
  • July 2007
  • Region: Uruguay
  • 179 pages
  • ICON Group International

How to Strategically Evaluate Uruguay

Perhaps the most efficient way of evaluating Uruguay is to consider key dimensions which themselves are composites of multiple factors. Composite portfolio approaches have long been used by strategic planners. The biggest challenge in this approach is to choose the appropriate factors that are the most relevant to international planning. The two measures of greatest relevance to construction equipment and machinery are “latent demand” and “market accessibility”. The figure below summarizes the key dimensions and recommendations of such an approach. Using these two composites, one can prioritize all countries of the world. Countries of high latent demand and high relative accessibility (e.g. easier entry for one firm compared to other firms) are given highest priority. The figure below shows two different scenarios. Accessibility is defined as a firm’s ease of entering or supplying from or to a market (the “supply side”), and latent demand is an indicator of the potential in serving from or to the market (the “demand side”).
Framework for Prioritizing Countries

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1 INTRODUCTION & METHODOLOGY 1
1.1 What Does This Report Cover? 1
1.2 How to Strategically Evaluate Uruguay 1
1.3 Latent Demand and Accessibility in Uruguay 3
2 CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY IN URUGUAY 5
2.1 Latent Demand and Accessibility: Background 5
2.2 Latent Demand: Aspects of Interest 5
2.2.1 Market Profile 5
2.2.2 Target Buyers 6
2.3 Accessibility: The Structure of Competition 7
2.4 Accessibility: Key Factors 7
2.4.1 Import Market 7
2.4.2 Imports - HS Codes By Country 8
2.4.3 Import Climate 8
2.5 Key Contacts 9
2.5.1 Construction Publications 9
3 FINANCIAL INDICATORS: CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT 10
3.1 Overview 10
3.1.1 Financial Returns and Gaps in Uruguay 11
3.1.2 Labor Productivity Gaps in Uruguay 13
3.1.3 Limitations and Extensions 14
3.2 Financial Returns in Uruguay: Asset Structure Ratios 15
3.2.1 Overview 15
3.2.2 Assets - Definitions of Terms 15
3.2.3 Asset Structure: Outlook 17
3.2.4 Large Variances: Assets 18
3.2.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 21
3.3 Financial Returns in Uruguay: Liability Structure Ratios 36
3.3.1 Overview 36
3.3.2 Liabilities and Equity - Definitions of Terms 36
3.3.3 Liability Structure: Outlook 38
3.3.4 Large Variances: Liabilities 39
3.3.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 42
3.4 Financial Returns in Uruguay: Income Structure Ratios 55
3.4.1 Overview 55
3.4.2 Income Statements - Definitions of Terms 55
3.4.3 Income Structure: Outlook 57
3.4.4 Large Variances: Income 58
3.4.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 61
3.5 Financial Returns in Uruguay: Profitability Ratios 72
3.5.1 Overview 72
3.5.2 Ratios - Definitions of Terms 72
3.5.3 Ratio Structure: Outlook 74
3.5.4 Large Variances: Ratios 75
3.5.5 Key Percentiles and Rankings 78
3.6 Productivity in Uruguay: Asset-Labor Ratios 93
3.6.1 Overview 93
3.6.2 Asset to Labor: Outlook 94
3.6.3 Asset to Labor: International Gaps 95
3.6.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 98
3.7 Productivity in Uruguay: Liability-Labor Ratios 113
3.7.1 Overview 113
3.7.2 Liability to Labor: Outlook 114
3.7.3 Liability and Equity to Labor: International Gaps 115
3.7.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 118
3.8 Productivity in Uruguay: Income-Labor Ratios 131
3.8.1 Overview 131
3.8.2 Income to Labor: Outlook 131
3.8.3 Income to Labor: Gaps 132
3.8.4 Key Percentiles and Rankings 135
4 MACRO-ACCESSIBILITY IN URUGUAY 146
4.1 Executive Summary 146
4.1.1 Market Challenges 146
4.1.2 Market Opportunities 146
4.1.3 Market Entry Strategy 146
4.2 Economic Fundamentals and Dynamics 147
4.3 Political Risks 147
4.3.1 Country Data 147
4.3.2 Political History 148
4.3.3 Government and Political Conditions 149
4.3.4 National Security 149
4.3.5 Foreign Relations 150
4.3.6 Economic Relationship with the United States 150
4.4 Marketing Strategies 150
4.4.1 Creating a Sales Office 150
4.4.2 Franchising Activities 150
4.4.3 Direct Marketing Options 151
4.4.4 Joint Ventures and Licensing Options 151
4.4.5 Public Sector Marketing 151
4.4.6 Distribution Channel Options 151
4.4.7 Selling Strategies 151
4.4.8 E-Commerce 152
4.4.9 Trade Promotion and Advertising 152
4.4.10 Pricing Issues 152
4.4.11 Supplying Customer Service 153
4.4.12 Intellectual Property Risks 153
4.4.13 Performing Due Diligence 153
4.5 Import and Export Regulation Risks 155
4.5.1 Import Tariffs 155
4.5.2 Trade Barrier Risks 156
4.5.3 Documentation Required for Trade 156
4.5.4 Controls on Exports 156
4.5.5 Entering Temporary Imports 156
4.5.6 Labeling Issues 157
4.5.7 Restrictions on Imports 157
4.5.8 Local Standards 157
4.5.9 Labeling Issues 158
4.5.10 Adherence to Free Trade Agreements 158
4.6 Investment Climate 158
4.6.1 Openness to Foreign Investment 158
4.6.2 Conversion and Transfer Policies 159
4.6.3 Expropriation and Compensation 159
4.6.4 Dispute Settlement 159
4.6.5 Bankruptcy Laws 160
4.6.6 Right to Private Ownership and Establishment 160
4.6.7 Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 160
4.6.8 Transparency of Regulatory System 161
4.6.9 Capital Market Risks 161
4.6.10 Political Violence 161
4.6.11 Corruption 162
4.6.12 Bilateral Investment Agreements 162
4.6.13 OPIC and Other Investment Insurance 162
4.6.14 Labor 162
4.6.15 Free Trade Zone Options 163
4.7 Trade and Project Financing 163
4.7.1 Financing Export Strategies 163
4.7.2 The Banking System 163
4.7.3 Foreign Exchange Controls 164
4.7.4 Banks with Correspondent Banking Arrangements 164
4.7.5 Financing Projects 165
4.8 Travel Risks 166
4.8.1 Local Business Practices 166
4.8.2 Travel Issues 166
4.8.3 Visa Requirements 166
4.8.4 Telecommunications 166
4.8.5 Transportation 167
4.8.6 Language 167
4.8.7 Health Issues 167
4.8.8 Local Time, Business Hours, and Holidays 167
4.8.9 Temporary Entry of Materials and Personal Belongings 168
4.9 Key Contacts 168
4.9.1 U.S. Government Contacts 168
4.9.2 Trade and Industry Associations 168
4.9.3 Uruguayan Government Activities and Policies 169
5 DISCLAIMERS, WARRANTEES, AND USER AGREEMENT PROVISIONS 170
5.1 Disclaimers & Safe Harbor 170
5.2 Icon Group International, Inc. User Agreement Provisions 171

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