US trade (export - import) with Uruguay in 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Uruguay

In 2017, US trade with Uruguay totaled $2,187.1 million, up 28.81% ($489.2 million) from 2016.

US exports to Uruguay in 2017 totaled $1,578.5 million, up 38.71% ($440.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Uruguay in 2017 totaled $608.7 million, up 8.70% ($48.7 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Uruguay in 2017 was $969.8 million, a 67.78% increase ($391.8 million) over 2016.

Uruguay was the US 78th largest trading partner in 2017 (up from 82nd in 2016), accounting for 0.0553% of US total trade (up from 0.0459% in 2016).

Uruguay was the US 66th largest export market in 2017 (up from 71st in 2016), accounting for 0.1021% of US total exports (up from 0.0783% in 2016).

Uruguay was the US 85th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0253% of US total imports (up from 0.0249% in 2016).

US Exports to Uruguay

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.68% of US total exports to Uruguay (43.35% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.94% of US total exports to Uruguay (8.03% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.15% of US total exports to Uruguay (28.25% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.09% of US total exports to Uruguay (5.05% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.10% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.67% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.96% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.17% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Uruguay in 2017 over 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 $285.8 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $41.1 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 $23.1 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 $20.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $19.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $12.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $10.4 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5.0 million.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
US exports to Uruguay in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 319.3 0.02 379.8-15.92
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,868.6 0.25 4,615.5-16.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 628.2 0.04 785.8-20.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 434.6 0.03 1,552.1-72.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,536.7 0.16 1,840.337.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 88.9 0.01 65.136.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 884.1 0.06 540.463.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 432.0 0.03 219.596.78
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 872.7 0.06 545.559.96
10 Cereals 1,540.6 0.10 659.2133.71
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 135.9 0.01 85.658.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,385.0 0.09 1,897.4-27.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,667.5 0.36 5,130.010.48
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 5.3 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,343.7 0.15 262.4793.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 247.3 0.02 199.523.92
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,810.7 0.49 9,374.8-16.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,522.2 0.29 7,297.6-38.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,473.5 0.16 2,062.919.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,752.8 0.17 1,930.342.61
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,728.7 0.74 10,198.915.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,026.6 0.64 5,038.099.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,288.3 0.14 2,059.211.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,539.1 0.10 783.296.53
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,852.2 0.18 2,121.034.47
26 Ores, slag and ash 3.0 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 375,064.4 23.76 89,303.0319.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 35,096.5 2.22 12,035.3191.61
29 Organic chemicals 17,031.7 1.08 16,658.12.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 67,066.3 4.25 56,708.618.26
31 Fertilizers 16,846.5 1.07 20,642.9-18.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,729.8 0.93 13,432.39.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 126,807.3 8.03 114,224.511.02
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 5,193.6 0.33 6,434.2-19.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,482.7 0.28 4,747.6-5.58
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 26.1 0.00 271.7-90.41
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,706.5 0.23 4,141.4-10.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,351.9 1.48 24,082.2-3.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 46,138.0 2.92 43,900.65.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,874.3 0.31 4,243.714.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 273.0 0.02 727.5-62.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,081.6 0.07 1,342.9-19.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 18.7 0.00 14.726.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 765.4 0.05 944.7-18.98
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 6.8 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,279.4 0.14 4,230.5-46.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,346.0 0.21 3,767.7-11.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,856.3 0.12 1,692.89.66
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18.0 0.00 11.064.75
52 Cotton 530.2 0.03 26.61,892.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.4 0.00 11.8-54.21
54 Man-made filaments 271.8 0.02 446.4-39.11
55 Man-made staple fibers 69.1 0.00 1,098.1-93.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,795.1 0.30 4,906.0-2.26
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 352.9 0.02 1,261.4-72.02
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 137.9 0.01 156.9-12.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 560.7 0.04 583.6-3.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 182.8 0.01 265.1-31.03
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,107.9 0.20 2,169.043.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,383.0 0.21 3,213.75.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,071.3 0.07 1,489.6-28.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,369.0 0.15 2,980.9-20.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 410.9 0.03 216.989.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14.6 0.00 16.5-11.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 147.0 0.01 144.22.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,592.2 0.10 1,557.22.25
69 Ceramic products 140.6 0.01 369.7-61.96
70 Glass and glassware 764.3 0.05 624.722.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,943.6 0.44 3,506.098.05
72 Iron and steel 4,380.1 0.28 433.2911.15
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,675.5 0.23 6,301.9-41.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 457.3 0.03 363.925.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,197.3 0.14 1,556.541.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 605.8 0.04 893.6-32.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 19.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 13.8 0.00 25.6-46.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 21.7 0.00 2.5762.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20.3 0.00 29.5-30.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,799.2 0.18 2,709.93.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 958.7 0.06 957.70.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 215,184.6 13.63 214,694.40.23
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 216,230.0 13.70 196,271.610.17
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 715.9 0.05 798.1-10.30
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,901.5 1.83 22,217.730.08
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 5,659.9 0.36 7,608.7-25.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 7,642.0 0.48 1,504.7407.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 57,327.3 3.63 50,207.714.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19,744.4 1.25 23,753.1-16.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 593.0 0.04 729.8-18.75
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 396.3 0.03 860.4-53.94
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 4,310.8 0.27 3,990.48.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 86,706.9 5.49 45,643.689.97
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 6,542.5 0.41 4,703.539.10
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,324.7 0.59 3,600.7158.97
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 59,786.6 3.79 39,847.050.04

US Imports from Uruguay

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.13% of US total imports from Uruguay (59.32% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.13% of US total imports from Uruguay (7.22% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.83% of US total imports from Uruguay (7.90% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.17% of US total imports from Uruguay (4.61% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.04% of US total imports from Uruguay (0.74% in 2016).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $60.6 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $11.2 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $2.2 million.

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

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $17.8 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $12.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $6.0 million;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2.7 million.
US imports from Uruguay in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 97.1 0.02 98.5-1.37
02 Meat and edible meat offal 205,254.0 33.72 211,276.6-2.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,902.6 1.96 9,216.629.14
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,682.6 2.74 10,224.663.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 929.3 0.15 587.958.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8.5 0.00 40.3-78.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 42,742.4 7.02 38,184.911.94
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 272.9 0.04 271.60.46
10 Cereals 904.7 0.15 1,127.0-19.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,202.1 3.81 11,979.593.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 655.2 0.11 722.7-9.34
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 42,112.9 6.92 41,420.21.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 83.0 0.01 977.9-91.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 108.3 0.02 70.753.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,962.1 0.32 1,735.513.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,036.0 0.17 1,178.5-12.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 167.9 0.03 435.6-61.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,755.8 0.29 1,276.037.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,477.3 0.57 1,323.0162.84
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 438.0 0.07 24.81,666.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 289.4 0.05 255.413.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34.6 0.01 52.4-34.05
29 Organic chemicals 3,803.9 0.62 2,432.656.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 599.7 0.10 12,699.4-95.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 733.7 0.12 2,527.9-70.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,018.5 0.82 4,673.07.39
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 1,863.8 0.31 1,551.820.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 19.7 0.00 712.4-97.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,120.5 0.18 1,114.70.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 60.5-99.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 35,776.0 5.88 40,286.1-11.20
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,240.0 0.37 2,180.72.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,086.2 0.18 1,653.1-34.29
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43,113.6 7.08 40,292.77.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 146.8 0.02 91.161.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 117.4 0.02 28.9306.18
50 Silk 152.7 0.03 109.639.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,691.8 0.61 3,494.15.66
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 22.6 0.00 66.9-66.18
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 49.4 0.01 27.877.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 906.6 0.15 703.128.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 367.3 0.06 410.1-10.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 231.5 0.04 33.4593.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 54.7 0.01 22.0148.68
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 129.8 0.02 418.0-68.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.8 0.00 7.1-32.17
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.7-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 41.0 0.01 501.6-91.83
69 Ceramic products 67.0 0.01 51.530.19
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 6,315.4 1.04 4,121.053.25
72 Iron and steel 82.8 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 94.5 0.02 36.1161.71
74 Copper and articles thereof 161.8 0.03 86.187.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 82.1 0.01 40.3103.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20.9 0.00 11.779.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75.0 0.01 76.7-2.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,746.2 0.45 5,447.3-49.59
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 517.8 0.09 403.428.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 84.5 0.01 99.0-14.60
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 36.5 0.01 22.363.59
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 38,187.8 6.27 38,246.7-0.15
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 558.8-100.00
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 211.5 0.03 348.1-39.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15.0 0.00 17.7-15.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.4 0.00 5.0491.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 64,098.2 10.53 3,473.81,745.17
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 40,402.5 6.64 58,243.5-30.63
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce