General profile: Uruguay

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
3.474 Millions
42.013 UYU/US$
48 015 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 175 020 km²
9.76 %
-5.90 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-10.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
3 422
6 724
7 688
6 857
Merchandise imports
3 879
8 622
9 489
7 564
Merchandise trade balance
-457
-1 898
-1 802
-708
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
2 %2 %17 %17 %14 %14 %67 %67 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
1 3911 0545253002101 3911 054525300210
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
1 311
2 688
5 194
3 553
Services imports
939
1 531
4 290
3 477
Services trade balance
372
1 157
904
76
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
35.7
18.6
11.5
11.1
Travel
45.3
56.1
43.3
29.9
Other services
18.9
25.3
44.6
58.1
TRADE INDICES
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10410798110100100104989283817164595753514338404210810097102103100989493898788827676778588878985
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-5.9 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
17 363
40 285
53 274
48 015
GDP per capita, current US$
5 227
11 992
15 614
13 822
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
7.46
7.80
0.37
-5.90
Current account balance, % of GDP
0.24
-1.81
-0.28
-0.78
Exchange rate (/US$)
24.479
20.059
27.327
42.013
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
66.415.016.221.719.366.415.016.221.719.3
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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0 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
847.40
2 289.11
1 085.40
2 629.80
FDI outflows
36.26
-59.68
310.70
17.00
Personal remittances, % of GDP
..
..
0.17
0.23
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
110.7112.3114.0109.490.490.397.898.82 6301 837163-601-1 8251 0852 2364 2512 2162 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
2.26
1.56
1.51
1.74
Balance, % of imports
8.37
6.25
5.61
7.40
Normalized balance
0.040
0.030
0.027
0.036
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
49514949505658596454525365596056
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
55%Male 55%Female
45%Female 45%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.002 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
50
70
118
49
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
22.89
29.97
31.14
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
671 952
811 297
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
0.13
0.05
0.15
0.10
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
6.28
5.64
6.48
6.67
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).
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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: 05 January 2022