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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: Uruguay

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights from outline key data on the top 21 global export markets.

October 30, 2012  by Staff

The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: textiles and garments, agricultural processing

GDP: $47.99 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 8.5% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $13,700 (2010 est.)


Population: 3,308,535 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 1.637 million (2010 est.)

Industry: tourism, textiles and garments, agricultural processing, beverages, tobacco, cement, light manufacturing such as jewelry and electric appliances, computers and parts, integrated circuits, furniture, plastics, automobiles and automotive parts; world’s second-largest tungsten producer and third-largest tin producer

Exports: $6.7 billion (2010 est.)

Exports: beef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, wood, dairy products; wool

Export partners: Brazil 21%, Nueva Palmira Free Zone 10.2%, Argentina 7.5%, Chile 5.5%, Russia 5.3% (2010 est.)

Imports: $8.317 billion (2010 est.)

Import partners: Brazil 18.6%, Argentina 16.7%, China 13.5%, Venezuela 9.1%, US 8.3%, Russia 4.2% (2010 est.)

Import markets: crude oil (13.4%), refined oil (4.9%), passenger vehicles (3.5%), transportation vehicles (2.7%), vehicles parts (2.2%), cellular phones (2.1%), insecticides (1.7%)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Uruguay: $108.5M

Major exports: machinery and electrical components ($12.8M), vehicles ($77.5M), chemicals ($3.3M), pulp, paper and wood products ($1.38M)

Imports from Uruguay: $51.9M

Major imports: fish and live animals ($37.3M), foodstuffs ($2.3M), textiles ($2.7M), machinery and electrical components ($2.35M)

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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