US trade (export - import) with Uruguay in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Uruguay in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Uruguay

In 2013, US trade with Uruguay totaled $2,196.7 million, up 26.86% ($465.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to Uruguay in 2013 totaled $1,754.7 million, up 29.09% ($395.5 million) from 2012.

US imports from Uruguay in 2013 totaled $442.0 million, up 18.70% ($69.6 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Uruguay in 2013 was $1,312.7 million, a 33.01% increase ($325.8 million) over 2012.

Uruguay was the US 82nd largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 89th in 2012), accounting for 0.0563% of US total trade (up from 0.0446% in 2012).

Uruguay was the US 67th largest export market in 2013 (up from 72nd in 2012), accounting for 0.1112% of US total exports (up from 0.0880% in 2012).

Uruguay was the US 95th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 98th in 2012), accounting for 0.0190% of US total imports (up from 0.0160% in 2012).

US Exports to Uruguay

The major share of US exports to Uruguay in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.27% of US total exports to Uruguay (49.47% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.55% of US total exports to Uruguay (24.17% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 10.29% of US total exports to Uruguay (3.56% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.41% of US total exports to Uruguay (3.88% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.94% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.05% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.99% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.20% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Uruguay in 2013 over 2012 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 $134.1 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 $70.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $43.2 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $42.5 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $25.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $17.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $15.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $8.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $8.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $5.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Uruguay in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $15.8 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $6.5 million.
US exports to Uruguay in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 269.1 0.02 211.127.49
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,151.7 0.29 3,270.557.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,022.5 0.06 1,052.4-2.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,644.4 0.32 2,376.8137.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,417.9 0.14 2,533.4-4.56
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,449.0 0.08 1,402.93.29
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 276.7 0.02 188.147.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 625.7 0.04 349.579.04
10 Cereals 2,687.2 0.15 166.01,518.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 224.7 0.01 112.499.93
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,403.3 0.14 2,116.113.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,662.5 0.27 5,591.2-16.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.6 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,598.1 0.55 168.75,588.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,063.7 0.12 2,395.8-13.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,327.0 0.36 4,245.549.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,614.0 0.09 1,385.716.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,645.6 0.21 3,072.918.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,738.5 0.16 2,355.716.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,007.0 0.91 11,006.645.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,791.7 0.33 3,786.452.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,890.5 0.11 4,094.0-53.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 803.1 0.05 903.4-11.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,804.3 0.10 3,851.5-53.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 178,720.5 10.19 44,573.4300.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,945.0 0.17 1,292.7127.82
29 Organic chemicals 15,798.6 0.90 14,756.27.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 31,683.8 1.81 31,038.62.08
31 Fertilizers 63,452.4 3.62 20,999.7202.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24,117.0 1.37 30,627.0-21.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 111,991.0 6.38 109,832.11.97
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 6,469.5 0.37 5,702.813.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,905.2 0.17 2,521.115.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 116.2 0.01 118.3-1.80
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 10,163.3 0.58 14,259.5-28.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 31,063.7 1.77 22,570.937.63
39 Plastics and articles thereof 70,778.4 4.03 66,349.56.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,735.0 0.38 8,407.2-19.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,072.7 0.18 4,628.2-33.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,489.7 0.14 1,962.226.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12.9 0.00 33.6-61.70
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,155.8 0.07 775.349.08
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 58.3 0.00 11.7397.86
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,900.8 0.22 3,954.0-1.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,107.3 0.29 4,070.725.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,114.7 0.18 2,144.745.23
50 Silk 170.4 0.01 37.4356.01
52 Cotton 53.8 0.00 65.9-18.27
54 Man-made filaments 316.6 0.02 237.233.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,494.3 0.09 42.33,435.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 889.9 0.05 746.919.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 663.0 0.04 1,976.9-66.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 133.8 0.01 40.3231.70
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 455.4 0.03 754.2-39.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 97.3 0.01 474.0-79.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,451.7 0.20 4,399.7-21.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,073.2 0.23 2,763.447.40
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,683.6 0.10 2,099.9-19.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,210.6 0.18 2,435.631.82
65 Headgear and parts thereof 601.6 0.03 195.1208.31
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 36.3-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 44.6 0.00 18.5141.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,572.2 0.09 1,982.3-20.68
69 Ceramic products 464.2 0.03 582.1-20.26
70 Glass and glassware 1,353.3 0.08 2,201.8-38.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,126.2 0.18 1,703.283.55
72 Iron and steel 1,834.6 0.10 280.7553.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,458.4 1.45 7,619.2234.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 356.4 0.02 289.822.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 448.9 0.03 529.5-15.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,137.1 0.06 1,314.9-13.52
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5.6 0.00 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 21.2 0.00 8.1161.78
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 126.9 0.01 54.3133.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,485.9 0.20 3,267.86.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,143.4 0.07 930.022.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 359,245.0 20.47 316,016.013.68
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 277,230.9 15.80 207,114.033.85
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 249.7 0.01 162.054.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 33,881.8 1.93 29,761.113.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 39,084.1 2.23 30,673.327.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 29,872.7 1.70 4,180.6614.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 89,840.0 5.12 84,518.36.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,384.9 0.71 10,929.513.32
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,199.8 0.07 1,528.3-21.50
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,399.3 0.08 2,028.7-31.02
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 11,091.3 0.63 5,754.592.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 110,968.4 6.32 126,751.5-12.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,525.7 0.14 1,994.026.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,728.3 0.33 2,110.7171.39
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 67,136.7 3.83 51,351.930.74

US Imports from Uruguay

The major share of US imports from Uruguay in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 63.17% of US total imports from Uruguay (64.30% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.12% of US total imports from Uruguay (3.70% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.69% of US total imports from Uruguay (7.19% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.12% of US total imports from Uruguay (2.42% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.74% of US total imports from Uruguay (1.64% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.38% of US total imports from Uruguay (1.98% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Uruguay in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $22.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $21.8 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $17.7 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $9.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Uruguay in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $2.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $2.1 million.
US imports from Uruguay in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 85.8 0.02 179.0-52.07
02 Meat and edible meat offal 145,271.5 32.86 122,628.218.47
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,158.4 1.39 6,037.42.01
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 33,642.2 7.61 34,088.8-1.31
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 755.6 0.17 624.021.08
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 8,077.1 1.83 6,210.630.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 162.5 0.04 104.755.23
10 Cereals 30,075.9 6.80 8,315.3261.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4.9 0.00 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,894.0 1.79 11,567.4-31.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8.3 0.00 11.7-28.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,575.0 0.81 3,075.016.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32,532.2 7.36 34,606.6-5.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 124.3 0.03 124.3-0.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 993.1 0.22 1,424.9-30.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,284.2 0.74 3,724.5-11.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,284.8 0.29 1,160.110.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,741.6 0.39 2,031.2-14.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,182.4 0.27 1,312.7-9.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,931.2 0.44 1,968.6-1.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 465.1 0.11 246.588.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 570.7 0.13 556.72.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,643.1 3.99 8,445.5108.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 65.6 0.01 24.7166.04
29 Organic chemicals 3,650.6 0.83 3,224.913.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 145.8 0.03 27.2436.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,271.8 0.97 1,581.3170.14
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 1,673.6 0.38 2,315.4-27.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,675.3 2.42 13,419.0-20.45
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,686.9 1.06 4,962.5-5.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1.0 0.00 1,210.6-99.92
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 21,486.9 4.86 22,633.9-5.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 457.7 0.10 661.8-30.84
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,433.9 0.32 1,247.414.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 31,233.6 7.07 13,525.9130.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 84.3 0.02 115.5-27.02
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 147.8 0.03 139.95.59
50 Silk 102.9 0.02 178.8-42.42
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,696.3 0.84 4,712.2-21.56
52 Cotton 1.3 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0.3 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 140.7 0.03 2.65,379.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 716.6 0.16 1,084.2-33.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.0 0.00 1.626.87
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 7.8 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 775.7 0.18 855.9-9.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 132.5 0.03 90.845.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 269.6 0.06 166.761.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 205.7 0.05 161.627.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 59.9 0.01 93.6-35.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9.8 0.00 249.8-96.06
69 Ceramic products 99.1 0.02 273.9-63.82
70 Glass and glassware 6.5 0.00 22.9-71.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,589.6 0.36 2,455.6-35.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,621.2 0.37 65.82,362.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 116.2 0.03 15.5649.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24.4 0.01 17.043.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,054.8 1.60 2,255.9212.73
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 518.3 0.12 688.1-24.67
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 16.1 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16.7 0.00 106.0-84.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 40.6 0.01 6.5524.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,477.2 1.01 3,042.047.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 61.1 0.01 3.31,752.76
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 88.0 0.02 219.5-59.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 491.5 0.11 16.32,911.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22.5 0.01 36.0-37.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,087.1 1.15 2,435.9108.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 37,100.6 8.39 39,582.6-6.27
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce