US trade with Uruguay in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Uruguay

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Uruguay totaled $1,715.2 million, up 37.14% ($464.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Uruguay in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $1,233.3 million, up 47.47% ($397.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Uruguay in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $481.9 million, up 16.29% ($67.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Uruguay in the first nine months of 2017 was $751.4 million, a 78.08% increase ($329.5 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Uruguay was the US 77th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 84th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0589% of US total trade (up from 0.0477% in the first nine months of 2016).

Uruguay was the US 66th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 72nd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1083% of US total exports (up from 0.0791% in the first nine months of 2016).

Uruguay was the US 83rd largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 85th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0272% of US total imports (up from 0.0265% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Uruguay

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.44% of US total exports to Uruguay (42.75% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 28.05% of US total exports to Uruguay (8.17% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.52% of US total exports to Uruguay (27.96% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.73% of US total exports to Uruguay (5.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.10% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.57% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.01% of US total exports to Uruguay (1.27% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Uruguay in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $276.9 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $38.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $18.5 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 $18.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $14.6 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $12.6 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 $12.2 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5.7 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4.0 million.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8.4 million;
  • Clocks and watches and parts thereof (HS code 91) - a decrease of $6.1 million.
US exports to Uruguay in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 303.3 0.02 379.8-20.14
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,069.1 0.25 3,564.4-13.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 376.3 0.03 589.5-36.17
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 195.7 0.02 1,232.2-84.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,051.8 0.17 1,507.436.11
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 544.6 0.04 342.059.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 319.3 0.03 143.5122.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 658.6 0.05 321.4104.92
10 Cereals 1,295.9 0.11 267.0385.33
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 67.1 0.01 37.081.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,115.1 0.09 1,324.3-15.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,585.4 0.37 3,968.015.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 822.6 0.07 186.3341.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 244.6 0.02 182.134.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,987.5 0.49 6,950.9-13.86
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,399.4 0.28 6,074.2-44.03
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,802.7 0.15 1,180.452.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,096.0 0.17 1,432.146.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,621.8 0.70 7,963.88.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,271.0 0.43 2,547.7106.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,745.5 0.14 1,589.69.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,312.3 0.11 702.586.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,452.8 0.20 1,652.748.41
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 343,521.3 27.85 66,646.6415.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21,640.7 1.75 9,413.5129.89
29 Organic chemicals 12,865.0 1.04 12,587.72.20
30 Pharmaceutical products 49,722.1 4.03 35,144.041.48
31 Fertilizers 7,532.1 0.61 15,963.0-52.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,220.7 0.67 8,662.6-5.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 97,003.2 7.87 84,421.614.90
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 3,637.7 0.29 4,891.6-25.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,649.0 0.30 4,043.4-9.75
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 26.1 0.00 261.9-90.05
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,015.5 0.24 3,047.3-1.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 18,880.7 1.53 19,190.7-1.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,469.9 2.88 32,979.27.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,760.8 0.30 3,219.416.81
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) 746.8 0.06 797.0-6.29
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 18.7 0.00 14.726.81
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 597.4 0.05 751.0-20.46
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 1,840.5 0.15 3,207.2-42.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,484.1 0.20 2,829.5-12.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,535.7 0.12 1,135.535.24
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 18.0 0.00 11.064.75
52 Cotton 530.2 0.04 12.84,056.28
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.4 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 237.1 0.02 283.4-16.31
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 4,658.7 0.38 4,063.714.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 295.4 0.02 603.0-51.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 130.0 0.01 120.87.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 438.4 0.04 429.42.09
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 117.6 0.01 220.6-46.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,030.8 0.16 1,456.239.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,179.7 0.18 2,381.4-8.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 801.4 0.06 1,236.4-35.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,603.5 0.13 2,028.3-20.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 333.9 0.03 171.894.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 67.1 0.01 126.6-47.04
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,277.6 0.10 1,108.615.24
69 Ceramic products 111.0 0.01 271.3-59.09
70 Glass and glassware 578.5 0.05 476.621.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,366.0 0.11 2,037.7-32.96
72 Iron and steel 4,362.4 0.35 337.91,190.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,900.2 0.24 5,464.4-46.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 353.0 0.03 214.364.72
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,676.8 0.14 1,013.265.50
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 410.7 0.03 832.1-50.65
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 20.3 0.00 20.8-2.37
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,260.3 0.18 2,181.03.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 445.2 0.04 513.4-13.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 160,102.1 12.98 161,778.1-1.04
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 155,735.4 12.63 137,364.913.37
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 20,817.6 1.69 16,030.229.87
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,448.6 0.36 5,516.4-19.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,430.7 0.52 703.3814.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40,218.5 3.26 35,385.413.66
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,337.1 0.92 17,475.1-35.12
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 431.1 0.03 533.4-19.18
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 323.2 0.03 808.6-60.03
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 2,635.4 0.21 2,759.6-4.50
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 78,174.6 6.34 39,564.797.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,982.5 0.40 2,825.776.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,520.7 0.45 3,555.555.27
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 47,992.9 3.89 29,459.462.91

US Imports from Uruguay

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.86% of US total imports from Uruguay (59.63% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.21% of US total imports from Uruguay (7.49% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.58% of US total imports from Uruguay (7.69% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.80% of US total imports from Uruguay (4.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.00% of US total imports from Uruguay (0.66% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $60.0 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $9.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $9.0 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $8.3 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $7.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.3 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 $2.1 million.

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

  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4.6 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1.8 million.
US imports from Uruguay in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 97.1 0.02 78.523.79
02 Meat and edible meat offal 167,126.4 34.68 158,057.05.74
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,595.7 1.78 6,297.136.50
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12,575.7 2.61 5,117.3145.75
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 829.7 0.17 436.690.04
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 36,780.1 7.63 27,740.332.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 238.7 0.05 171.039.59
10 Cereals 609.9 0.13 840.8-27.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,233.9 3.99 10,972.075.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 548.3 0.11 554.4-1.09
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 31,114.1 6.46 31,934.9-2.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 62.8 0.01 421.6-85.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 82.6 0.02 46.876.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,424.3 0.30 1,453.6-2.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 852.0 0.18 780.29.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 110.3 0.02 355.9-69.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,180.5 0.24 849.239.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,730.7 0.36 987.875.20
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 438.0 0.09 24.81,666.13
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 174.4 0.04 245.0-28.83
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 2,381.0 0.49 1,608.947.99
30 Pharmaceutical products 520.6 0.11 8,028.1-93.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 508.1 0.11 2,348.7-78.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,936.6 0.61 3,875.2-24.22
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 1,306.9 0.27 683.991.09
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12.8 0.00 67.4-80.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 979.5 0.20 954.42.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.3 0.00 60.5-99.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 23,945.3 4.97 33,399.5-28.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,565.9 0.32 1,442.98.52
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 257.7 0.05 1,263.6-79.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,790.3 6.18 30,939.9-3.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 67.4 0.01 49.835.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 56.9 0.01 28.996.88
50 Silk 107.7 0.02 80.134.38
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,713.8 0.56 2,448.510.84
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 32.2-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 20.4 0.00 66.9-69.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18.1 0.00 2.0816.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 677.7 0.14 545.624.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.0 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 234.0 0.05 351.0-33.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 200.7 0.04 25.8677.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24.3 0.01 17.340.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 74.7 0.02 139.5-46.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.4 0.00 6.0-26.89
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 41.0 0.01 326.3-87.45
69 Ceramic products 59.9 0.01 45.033.01
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 4,841.1 1.00 2,726.677.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 75.6 0.02 36.1109.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 161.8 0.03 51.3215.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 78.2 0.02 26.1199.50
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 52.6 0.01 74.0-29.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,495.0 0.52 2,984.1-16.39
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 397.6 0.08 355.411.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 84.5 0.02 68.124.08
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 18.2 0.00 15.914.68
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 23,871.3 4.95 28,454.2-16.11
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 185.7 0.04 208.0-10.74
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7.8 0.00 17.7-56.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29.4 0.01 5.0491.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 62,162.8 12.90 2,115.62,838.36
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 35,059.6 7.28 40,657.7-13.77
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce