International Trade in Uruguay

International Trade in Uruguay

After having experienced a deep recession in 1999-2002, Uruguay revived with a growth higher than 6% in the years 2004-2008; after that, the country was affected by the global economic crisis and a strong drought.  Contrary to many other countries, Uruguay has kept a positive growth in... Read more

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Market Analyses About Uruguay (59)

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  • MARS EXIM PVT LTD

    MARS EXIM PVT LTD

    Direct Marketing, Uruguay

    Our company is Govt. of India Recognized Export House .Our main line of products are Light engineering goods which includes : •...
  • TransCargo ZFM S.A.

    TransCargo ZFM S.A.

    Free Trade Zone , Uruguay

    TransCargo ZFM is a regional leader provider of logistics services, transport, warehousing and distribution services, located...

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  • Baoji Jiemoon Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.

    Baoji Jiemoon Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.

    Metal Sales and Distribution, Uruguay

    Situated in Baoji famed as "The Chinese Titanium Valley" in Shaanxi Province, Baoji Jiemoon Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.is an...
  • MIAMI EXPORT PURCHASING CORPORATION

    Distributors, Uruguay

    WE PURCHASE GOODS BASED ON OUR CUSTOMERS NEEDS. WE CONSOLIDATE THEIR ORDER AND SHIP OUT ACCORDING TO URGENCY -COURIER, AIR OR OCEAN...

Overview About International Trade in Uruguay

Main Industry Sectors

Agriculture contributes10% to the GDP and it is the largest export sector. Uruguay has rich agricultural land.  Almost 90% of the land is devoted to livestock breeding (cattle, sheep, horses and pigs). Rice is the main crop, followed by wheat, corn and sugar cane. There is also a gardening market and fruit farming as well as a wine-growing industry all along the coast of the Rio de la Plata.

Agriculture and animal food processing account for half of the industrial activity, which represents about one fourth of the GDP. Fray Bentos and Paysandu are companies well-known for their frozen meat factories and canned foods. Other manufacturing activities include beverages (especially wines), textiles, construction materials, chemicals, oil and coal.

Services employ more than two thirds of the population and contribute almost 60% to the GDP, mainly due to financial services and tourism.

 

Economic Overview

After having experienced a deep recession in 1999-2002, Uruguay revived with a growth higher than 6% in the years 2004-2008; after that, the country was affected by the global economic crisis and a strong drought.  Contrary to many other countries, Uruguay has kept a po...

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