General profile: Uruguay

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
3.457 Millions
28.676 UYU/US$
59 417 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 175 020 km²
6.22 %
2.70 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+12.8 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
3 422
6 724
7 677
7 889
Merchandise imports
3 879
8 622
9 489
8 458
Merchandise trade balance
-457
-1 898
-1 812
-568
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
3 %3 %19 %19 %15 %15 %63 %63 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
1 4811 2994584372421 4811 299458437242
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
1 311
2 688
4 485
4 763
Services imports
939
1 531
4 069
3 553
Services trade balance
372
1 157
416
1 210
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
35.7
18.6
12.9
10.2
Travel
45.3
56.1
43.9
53.3
Other services
18.9
25.3
42.6
35.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+2.7 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
17 363
40 285
53 274
59 417
GDP per capita, current US$
5 221
11 938
15 525
17 189
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
7.46
7.80
0.37
2.70
Current account balance, % of GDP
0.24
-1.81
-2.13
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
24.479
20.059
27.327
28.676
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
65.714.518.721.420.265.714.518.721.420.2
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+0.2 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
847.40
2 289.11
919.55
-124.56
FDI outflows
36.26
-59.68
89.47
107.25
Personal remittances, % of GDP
0.44
0.31
0.22
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
115.8115.8115.8115.8123.8123.8124.4124.4121.8121.8128.8128.8124.9124.9101.1101.1107.9107.996.596.588.988.976.776.769.969.961.861.836.136.10.0-125-125-743-7439209202 3282 3283 4603 4602 2422 2422 5042 5042 2892 2891 5291 5292 1062 1061 3291 3291 4931 493847847332332416416194194297297273273115.8115.8123.8124.4121.8128.8124.9101.1107.996.588.976.769.961.836.1-125-7439202 3283 4602 2422 5042 2891 5292 1061 3291 493847332416194297273FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
2.26
1.56
1.04
4.23
Balance, % of imports
8.37
6.25
3.97
20.65
Normalized balance
0.040
0.030
0.019
0.094
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
45485357586454525365596056
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
55%Male 55%Female
45%Female 45%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.003 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
50
70
116
58
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
16.58
24.46
35.22
32.32
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
675 000
811 300
888 119
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.13
0.05
0.15
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
6.28
5.64
6.48
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
4.93
5.11
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 14 August 2018