US trade with Uruguay in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Uruguay in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Uruguay

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Uruguay totaled $1,168.1 million, up 46.88% ($372.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Uruguay in the first half of 2017 totaled $861.2 million, up 63.21% ($333.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Uruguay in the first half of 2017 totaled $306.9 million, up 14.68% ($39.3 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Uruguay in the first half of 2017 was $554.3 million, a 113.16% increase ($294.2 million) over the first half of 2016.

Uruguay was the US 75th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (up from 85th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0607% of US total trade (up from 0.0442% in the first half of 2016).

Uruguay was the US 63rd largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 74th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1137% of US total exports (up from 0.0742% in the first half of 2016).

Uruguay was the US 83rd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 87th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0263% of US total imports (up from 0.0246% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Uruguay

The major share of US exports to Uruguay in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 34.55% of US total exports to Uruguay (7.52% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.16% of US total exports to Uruguay (45.64% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.35% of US total exports to Uruguay (26.57% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.57% of US total exports to Uruguay (5.20% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.17% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.53% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.13% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.50% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.53% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.07% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Uruguay in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $256.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $23.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $15.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9.1 million;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - an increase of $8.3 million;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $6.0 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Uruguay in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.5 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $2.8 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US exports to Uruguay in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 103.3 0.01 130.3-20.72
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,055.2 0.24 2,148.1-4.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 339.9 0.04 468.0-27.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 102.6 0.01 1,008.6-89.83
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,452.9 0.17 1,008.544.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 82.0 0.01 65.125.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 415.1 0.05 260.359.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 55.7 0.01 30.482.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 433.2 0.05 236.183.49
10 Cereals 1,170.6 0.14 62.71,766.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 53.3 0.01 21.1152.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 897.9 0.10 888.61.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,162.8 0.37 2,767.714.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 157.9 0.02 129.122.37
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 235.4 0.03 142.864.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,746.8 0.55 4,074.316.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,816.3 0.21 4,592.3-60.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 940.6 0.11 618.852.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,340.4 0.16 869.954.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,770.3 0.67 4,532.427.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,190.8 0.37 1,881.869.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,050.8 0.12 983.16.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,172.4 0.14 517.1126.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,067.7 0.24 1,036.299.54
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 295,455.7 34.31 38,643.4664.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,245.5 1.54 7,213.583.62
29 Organic chemicals 8,708.6 1.01 7,244.220.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 28,410.8 3.30 19,334.546.94
31 Fertilizers 2,441.5 0.28 5,138.3-52.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,627.0 0.54 5,909.1-21.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 65,650.1 7.62 50,674.429.55
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 2,708.9 0.31 3,383.7-19.94
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,074.4 0.36 3,042.61.05
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 5.2 0.00 95.6-94.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,461.2 0.17 1,629.4-10.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,822.7 1.14 12,340.5-20.40
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,873.1 2.77 22,225.47.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,641.7 0.31 1,949.135.54
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 197.6 0.02 123.959.51
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 454.8 0.05 610.8-25.54
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13.2 0.00 6.0117.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 385.5 0.04 588.7-34.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 3.5 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,470.4 0.17 2,127.3-30.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,800.1 0.21 2,031.5-11.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 924.7 0.11 877.15.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 10.0 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 4.0 0.00 12.8-68.29
54 Man-made filaments 142.0 0.02 165.8-14.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 69.1 0.01 15.9334.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,091.3 0.48 1,571.7160.31
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 211.7 0.02 377.5-43.91
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 130.0 0.02 114.913.18
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 325.7 0.04 266.822.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 64.2 0.01 144.4-55.52
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,347.8 0.16 1,012.233.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,374.6 0.16 1,851.8-25.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 554.9 0.06 885.4-37.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,514.0 0.18 1,397.18.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 262.7 0.03 148.277.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 14.1 0.00 122.9-88.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 933.8 0.11 439.4112.53
69 Ceramic products 89.5 0.01 172.0-47.95
70 Glass and glassware 402.4 0.05 194.9106.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 685.4 0.08 1,893.2-63.79
72 Iron and steel 4,276.7 0.50 281.11,421.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,940.9 0.23 4,103.3-52.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 191.0 0.02 145.431.37
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,101.6 0.13 982.712.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 283.5 0.03 549.5-48.40
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 10.2 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 6.9 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.4 0.00 20.8-16.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,550.4 0.18 1,511.82.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 378.0 0.04 286.831.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 99,645.6 11.57 106,101.2-6.08
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 105,354.2 12.23 97,020.78.59
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 6.7 0.00 789.3-99.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 12,085.4 1.40 8,396.043.94
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,157.3 0.25 4,515.1-52.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,463.9 0.63 423.41,190.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,422.8 3.07 23,582.912.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6,852.3 0.80 12,514.9-45.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 314.8 0.04 318.1-1.04
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 255.9 0.03 383.7-33.31
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,918.6 0.22 1,753.09.45
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 39,588.0 4.60 16,037.3146.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,100.7 0.48 1,733.1136.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 761.3 0.09 3,398.5-77.60

US Imports from Uruguay

The major share of US imports from Uruguay in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.44% of US total imports from Uruguay (56.57% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.38% of US total imports from Uruguay (7.86% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.41% of US total imports from Uruguay (8.46% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.87% of US total imports from Uruguay (5.46% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Uruguay in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $57.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Uruguay in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $9.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US imports from Uruguay in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 87.1 0.03 73.518.53
02 Meat and edible meat offal 104,210.4 33.95 97,121.87.30
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,023.0 1.31 2,086.992.78
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,732.0 2.19 3,630.085.46
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 588.4 0.19 414.242.04
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.5 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 9,572.7 3.12 12,673.4-24.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 141.1 0.05 77.282.70
10 Cereals 526.2 0.17 685.4-23.23
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,344.6 4.67 9,092.657.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 445.7 0.15 442.60.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 20,493.7 6.68 21,706.1-5.59
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 59.1 0.02 46.128.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 57.1 0.02 41.637.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 798.7 0.26 1,060.3-24.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 485.7 0.16 710.0-31.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 69.5 0.02 250.5-72.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 638.6 0.21 522.022.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 758.8 0.25 760.2-0.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 24.8-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 103.4 0.03 187.0-44.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34.6 0.01 17.3100.02
29 Organic chemicals 953.4 0.31 1,120.5-14.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 514.2 0.17 8,028.1-93.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 363.3 0.12 1,665.6-78.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,412.4 0.79 2,705.1-10.82
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 784.8 0.26 396.897.81
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7.3 0.00 47.1-84.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 678.5 0.22 626.28.34
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 2.9-89.68
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 14,604.3 4.76 23,921.1-38.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 939.4 0.31 928.11.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 246.6 0.08 339.0-27.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,473.9 6.34 20,989.9-7.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67.4 0.02 47.741.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 41.7 0.01 6.8511.37
50 Silk 75.4 0.02 30.5146.78
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,585.3 0.52 1,690.1-6.20
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 19.1 0.01 66.9-71.51
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 5.2 0.00 2.0165.87
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 391.4 0.13 400.2-2.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 122.4 0.04 77.058.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 139.3 0.05 12.61,004.17
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12.8 0.00 4.7174.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 46.7 0.02 105.0-55.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.2 0.00 6.0-46.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26.2 0.01 125.9-79.22
69 Ceramic products 59.9 0.02 32.087.33
70 Glass and glassware 11.9 0.00 19.8-39.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,450.0 0.80 2,048.719.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 32.9 0.01 5.1551.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 90.8 0.03 51.377.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 78.2 0.03 26.1199.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.1 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 43.7 0.01 50.3-13.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,361.8 0.77 2,385.7-1.00
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 215.8 0.07 93.5130.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19.0 0.01 12.947.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 6.9-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,954.1 3.57 20,144.7-45.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 288.8-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 117.9 0.04 142.1-17.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.8 0.00 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26.7 0.01 5.0438.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 59,259.5 19.31 1,345.44,304.73
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce