Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Uruguay | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Uruguay World Exports Value (US$) 4 517 549 425.00 5 941 894 999.00 5 404 763 196.00 6 724 161 707.00 7 911 749 310.00 8 709 217 341.00 9 065 753 626.00 9 165 707 594.00 7 669 514 564.00 6 963 552 025.00 7 889 387 375.00 7 498 004 935.00
Imports Value (US$) 5 627 662 830.00 9 069 360 168.00 6 906 724 905.00 8 621 757 641.00 10 726 377 515.00 11 652 107 818.00 11 642 380 101.00 10 762 296 786.00 9 489 416 542.00 8 136 629 138.00 8 457 876 667.00 8 893 245 997.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Uruguay totalled $ 7.49 billion in 2018. Overall commodity exports from Uruguay decreased by 4.96% compared to 2017. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 391 million (the value of merchandise exports from Uruguay amounted to $7.88 billion in 2017)

Uruguay's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Uruguay in 2018:

  • China with a share of 20% (1.5 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 15.1% (1.13 billion US$)
  • Free Zones with a share of 12.6% (951 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.09% (457 million US$)
  • Argentina with a share of 5.45% (409 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.7% (277 million US$)
  • Algeria with a share of 2.85% (214 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.78% (208 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 2.62% (196 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.23% (167 million US$)

Exports structure from Uruguay in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 24% (1.84 billion US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 14% (1.05 billion US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 9.17% (687 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 7.39% (554 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 5.45% (409 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.64% (273 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 3.44% (257 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.25% (243 million US$): 51 - Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric
  • 2.96% (221 million US$): 41 - Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
  • 2.63% (197 million US$): 11 - Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten

What did Uruguay export in 2018?

Uruguay's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 17% ($1.27 billion): 0202 - Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
  • 10% ($754 million): 4403 - Wood in the rough, whether or not stripped of bark or sapwood, or roughly squared.
  • 7.02% ($526 million): 1201 - Soya beans, whether or not broken.
  • 6.11% ($458 million): 0402 - Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
  • 5.25% ($394 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 4.62% ($346 million): 0201 - Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled.
  • 3.61% ($271 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.
  • 2.58% ($193 million): 1107 - Malt, whether or not roasted.
  • 1.74% ($131 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 1.73% ($130 million): 4104 - Tanned or crust hides and skins of bovine (including buffalo) or equine animals, without hair on, whether or not split, but not further prepared.

The value of total merchandise imports to Uruguay totalled $ 8.89 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Uruguay increased by 5.14% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 435 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Uruguay was equal to $8.45 billion in 2017)

Uruguay's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Uruguay in 2018:

  • China with a share of 18.8% (1.67 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 18.4% (1.64 billion US$)
  • Argentina with a share of 12.3% (1.1 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.96% (707 million US$)
  • Nigeria with a share of 4.1% (365 million US$)
  • Angola with a share of 4.08% (363 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.53% (225 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 2.47% (220 million US$)
  • India with a share of 2.28% (203 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 1.79% (159 million US$)

Imports structure to Uruguay in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 14% (1.25 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.19% (817 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.88% (790 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 7.98% (710 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.45% (484 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.14% (279 million US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 2.8% (249 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.68% (238 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 2.09% (186 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 1.98% (176 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel

What did Uruguay import in 2018?

Uruguay's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 12.6% ($1.12 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 3.71% ($329 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 3.26% ($290 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.9% ($169 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.84% ($164 million): 3808 - Insecticides, rodenticides, fungicides, herbicides, anti-sprouting products and plant-growth regulators, disinfectants and similar products, put up in forms or packings for retail sale or as preparations or articles (for example, sulphur-treated bands, wicks and candles, and fly-papers).
  • 1.77% ($157 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 1.65% ($147 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
  • 1.5% ($133 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 1.39% ($124 million): 3907 - Polyacetals, other polyethers and epoxide resins, in primary forms; polycarbonates, alkyd resins, polyallyl esters and other polyesters, in primary forms.
  • 1.37% ($121 million): 1005 - Maize (corn).

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Uruguay | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018