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Uruguay FlagU.S.-Uruguay Trade Facts

Uruguay is currently our 82nd largest goods trading partner with $2.2 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $1.8 billion; Goods imports totaled $423 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uruguay was $1.3 billion in 2013.

Exports

Uruguay was the United States' 67th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Uruguay in 2013 were $1.8 billion, up 29.3% ($398 million) from 2012, and up 438% from 2003.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Machinery ($359 million), Electrical Machinery ($277 million), Mineral Fuel (oil) ($184 million), Perfumery, Cosmetics ($112 million), and Toys and Sports Equipment ($111 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Uruguay totaled $84 million in 2013. Leading categories include: dairy products ($10 million) and vegetable oils (excluding soybeans) ($10 million).

Imports

Uruguay was the United States' 95th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Uruguay totaled $423 million in 2013, a 18.3% increase ($65 million) from 2012, and up 65% from 2003.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Meat (beef, frozen) ($141 million), Special Other (returns) ($36 million), Dairy, Eggs, Honey (honey) ($33 million), Prepared Meat (corned beef) ($32 million), and Wood ($29 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Uruguay totaled $272 million in 2013. The top export categories were: red meats, fresh/chilled/frozen ($140 million), and red meats prepared/preserved ($33 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Uruguay was $1.3 billion in 2013, a 33.2% increase ($333 million) over 2012.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Uruguay (stock) was $1.4 billion in 2012 (latest data available), up 10.1% from 2011.

U.S. distribution in Uruguay is not available.

Uruguay FDI in the United States (stock) was $399 million in 2012 (latest data available), down 6.6% from 2010.

The distribution of Uruguay FDI in the United States is not available.


*NOTE: No services trade data with Uruguay is available.

5/8/14