US trade (export - import) with Uruguay in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 17, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Uruguay in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Uruguay

In 2015, US trade with Uruguay was $1,932.2 million, down 7.23% ($150.6 million) from 2014.

US exports to Uruguay in 2015 were $1,301.9 million, down 18.93% ($303.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Uruguay in 2015 totaled $630.3 million, up 32.14% ($153.3 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Uruguay in 2015 was $671.5 million, a 40.51% decrease ($457.2 million) over 2014.

Uruguay was the US 79th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 83rd in 2014), accounting for 0.0507% of US total trade (down from 0.0517% in 2014).

Uruguay was the US 70th largest export market in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.0866% of US total exports (down from 0.0991% in 2014).

Uruguay was the US 82nd largest supplier in 2015 (up from 92nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0273% of US total imports (up from 0.0198% in 2014).

US Exports to Uruguay

The major share of US exports to Uruguay in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.76% of US total exports to Uruguay (50.97% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.93% of US total exports to Uruguay (20.46% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.02% of US total exports to Uruguay (4.42% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.84% of US total exports to Uruguay (10.45% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.77% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.04% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.83% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.27% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Uruguay in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $18.3 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $17.3 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $15.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $5.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Uruguay in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $118.9 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) - a decrease of $102.1 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $32.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $26.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $19.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $13.7 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $12.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $9.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $9.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8.8 million;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - a decrease of $6.2 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $5.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $5.1 million.
US exports to Uruguay in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 312.5 0.02 464.2-32.69
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,717.2 0.21 2,343.815.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,241.7 0.10 774.260.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,880.4 0.14 5,543.8-66.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,040.2 0.16 2,584.2-21.05
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 117.1 0.01 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,411.9 0.11 1,485.9-4.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 38.1 0.00 423.9-91.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 691.5 0.05 1,011.4-31.63
10 Cereals 394.0 0.03 1,206.5-67.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 205.1 0.02 775.9-73.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,160.5 0.17 1,741.324.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,648.7 0.36 4,826.6-3.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 354.0 0.03 10,229.9-96.54
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 310.1 0.02 1,965.8-84.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8,010.5 0.62 5,519.845.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,904.3 0.38 1,652.9196.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,911.1 0.15 4,163.2-54.10
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,156.6 0.17 2,543.1-15.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,167.7 1.09 12,776.710.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,303.0 0.56 6,027.021.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,706.6 0.52 2,125.6215.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,732.4 0.13 711.5143.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,573.3 0.27 2,382.949.95
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,440.0 3.57 165,377.4-71.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,574.0 0.81 8,829.419.76
29 Organic chemicals 14,475.1 1.11 13,057.210.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 50,489.1 3.88 33,210.052.03
31 Fertilizers 38,318.3 2.94 23,294.864.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 17,046.8 1.31 18,011.1-5.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 112,307.8 8.63 117,429.1-4.36
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 6,476.1 0.50 6,182.54.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,784.3 0.75 5,934.864.86
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 54.5 0.00 24.3124.35
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,207.0 0.40 11,413.6-54.38
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 21,558.8 1.66 30,692.2-29.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46,074.9 3.54 49,475.2-6.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,177.3 0.40 11,057.8-53.18
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 187.2 0.01 12,517.2-98.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,525.1 0.12 2,062.8-26.07
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 813.7 0.06 915.4-11.11
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.4 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 28.1-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 4,480.1 0.34 4,188.76.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,226.2 0.32 4,037.74.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,018.1 0.16 3,125.7-35.44
50 Silk 15.7 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 81.5 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 45.1 0.00 30.348.87
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 140.6 0.01 329.1-57.28
55 Man-made staple fibers 26.1 0.00 2.9787.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,129.8 0.47 5,748.96.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 995.0 0.08 758.731.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 331.0 0.03 208.758.56
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 573.4 0.04 785.9-27.04
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17.8 0.00 175.3-89.83
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,191.7 0.17 4,174.8-47.50
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,728.3 0.67 4,157.5109.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,640.8 0.13 1,281.628.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,605.2 0.20 2,457.96.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 259.4 0.02 184.440.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 40.1 0.00 47.7-15.81
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 48.0 0.00 29.960.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,468.5 0.11 1,072.336.94
69 Ceramic products 662.4 0.05 563.217.62
70 Glass and glassware 821.8 0.06 1,169.6-29.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,676.0 0.21 1,359.996.78
72 Iron and steel 132.4 0.01 862.0-84.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,705.6 2.05 8,416.5217.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 409.6 0.03 432.3-5.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,899.5 0.22 552.4424.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,024.0 0.08 2,214.0-53.75
78 Lead and articles thereof 9.0 0.00 21.1-57.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9.7 0.00 8.316.26
80 Tin and articles thereof 19.8 0.00 36.3-45.44
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 247.1 0.02 135.282.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,966.7 0.30 2,927.735.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 624.3 0.05 1,157.2-46.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 316,924.2 24.34 325,693.0-2.69
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 217,539.3 16.71 319,650.4-31.94
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 272.9 0.02 105.5158.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,966.2 1.76 42,047.1-45.38
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,065.9 1.31 12,020.041.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,908.6 0.30 36,550.8-89.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 56,172.5 4.31 82,434.4-31.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,147.4 1.39 15,381.617.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,131.8 0.09 1,991.6-43.17
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,644.9 0.13 1,209.436.01
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 10,787.3 0.83 9,962.28.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 46,312.0 3.56 55,480.6-16.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,325.7 0.26 3,018.410.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,722.6 0.44 2,860.4100.06
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 48,190.6 3.70 61,924.3-22.18

US Imports from Uruguay

The major share of US imports from Uruguay in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 64.68% of US total imports from Uruguay (60.26% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.31% of US total imports from Uruguay (8.92% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.13% of US total imports from Uruguay (11.20% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.18% of US total imports from Uruguay (1.34% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.88% of US total imports from Uruguay (1.30% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Uruguay in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $91.1 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $25.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $15.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $13.5 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $9.5 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - an increase of $7.5 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.3 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Uruguay in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $12.3 million;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3.7 million.
US imports from Uruguay in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 108.4 0.02 124.2-12.75
02 Meat and edible meat offal 268,191.3 42.55 177,088.451.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,788.4 0.92 3,522.764.32
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,083.1 4.77 25,437.518.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,012.9 0.16 1,089.1-6.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2.6 0.00 4.9-48.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34,294.7 5.44 20,812.664.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 132.4 0.02 168.4-21.40
10 Cereals 5,682.5 0.90 4,376.429.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7.3 0.00 23.5-69.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,516.2 1.51 7,703.723.53
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3.2 0.00 11.9-73.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,771.1 0.28 2,969.4-40.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 40,943.9 6.50 31,477.630.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 148.4 0.02 85.673.36
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 516.1 0.08 843.7-38.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,426.1 0.38 3,157.9-23.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,384.6 0.22 1,185.616.79
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 717.5 0.11 1,020.7-29.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,788.5 0.28 1,944.0-8.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,178.3 0.50 4,428.8-28.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 471.2 0.07 582.1-19.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 38.4 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 2,220.2 0.35 3,546.2-37.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 19,075.5 3.03 17,894.36.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,574.3 0.41 1,391.085.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,664.0 0.90 6,008.7-5.74
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 1,737.4 0.28 1,217.442.71
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,606.2 1.05 18,887.6-65.02
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7.4 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 734.2 0.12 4,462.3-83.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.0 0.00 2.3208.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 38,115.7 6.05 30,573.924.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,569.0 0.25 433.6261.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,371.6 0.22 826.266.02
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 39,626.1 6.29 37,927.94.48
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 4,559.7-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 61.4 0.01 54.812.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 76.6 0.01 7.3954.83
50 Silk 138.1 0.02 110.624.90
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,879.4 0.62 3,909.0-0.76
52 Cotton 0.6 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 26.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 23.4 0.00 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8.2 0.00 37.1-77.87
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 714.4 0.11 726.8-1.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.3 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 539.7 0.09 977.9-44.81
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22.0 0.00 46.1-52.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18.8 0.00 34.1-44.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 185.3 0.03 283.4-34.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.8 0.00 86.2-81.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 58.5-100.00
69 Ceramic products 139.2 0.02 112.623.66
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,318.1 0.53 2,624.426.43
72 Iron and steel 137.1 0.02 137.00.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 227.2 0.04 35.8533.80
74 Copper and articles thereof 69.2 0.01 121.0-42.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 77.9 0.01 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.6 0.00 68.7-90.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 53.2 0.01 91.4-41.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,847.6 0.29 1,251.647.61
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 967.6 0.15 703.237.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 38.0 0.01 263.4-85.56
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 64.9 0.01 36.577.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29,749.9 4.72 4,124.8621.24
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 97.6 0.02 428.3-77.22
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 129.6 0.02 0.0
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 192.5 0.03 225.6-14.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 155.4 0.02 147.05.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6.6 0.00 41.7-84.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,652.3 0.74 4,759.0-2.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 55,192.1 8.76 39,722.438.94
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce