Top Uruguay Imports 2018
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.7 billion or 18.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $318.7 million
  2. Meat: $130.9 million
  3. Plastics: $116.4 million
  4. Machinery: $108 million
  5. Coffee, tea, spices: $79 million
  6. Paper: $65.3 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $64.4 million
  8. Sugar: $50.4 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $49.6 million
10. Electronic equipment: $49.3 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from China

China's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.4 billion or 15.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $227.6 million
  2. Machinery: $196.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $102.6 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $90.8 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $77.8 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $74.1 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $66.5 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $56.8 million
  9. Plastics: $48.7 million
10. Iron or steel products: $44 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.2 billion or 13.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $92.7 million
  2. Other chemical goods: $83.2 million
  3. Cereals: $80.4 million
  4. Food waste, animal fodder: $69.5 million
  5. Vehicles: $53.8 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $53.3 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $50.8 million
  8. Machinery: $44.5 million
  9. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $44.2 million
10. Paper: $42.6 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from the US

America's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$804.1 million or 8.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $191.1 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $179.9 million
  3. Machinery: $137.1 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $47 million
  5. Plastics: $45.7 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $26.6 million
  7. Vehicles: $16.8 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $15.2 million
  9. Fertilizers: $13.3 million
10. Organic chemicals: $10.6 million
Top Uruguayan Imports from Angola

Angola's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$361.8 million or 4% of its overall imports for just one product category: 

Mineral fuels including oil: $361.8 million
Top Uruguayan Imports from Nigeria

Nigeria's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$351.1 million or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $342.9 million
  2. Fertilizers: $7.9 million
  3. Cocoa, cocoa preparations: $277,000
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $1,000
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$201.5 million or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $55.8 million
  2. Vehicles: $20.2 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $17.1 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $16.8 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $15.8 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $14.7 million
  7. Plastics: $7.4 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $4.4 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $4 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $3.5 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$194.2 million or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $62.2 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $25.2 million
  3. Machinery: $20.1 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $19.2 million
  5. Fertilizers: $8.6 million
  6. Plastics: $7.6 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $7.5 million
  8. Beverages: $4.2 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $3.5 million
10. Other food preparations: $3.4 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from India

Spain's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$176.2 million or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $22.4 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $19.6 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $16.9 million
  4. Vehicles: $13.9 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $12.6 million
  6. Plastics: $11.2 million
  7. Meat: $6 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $4.6 million
  9. Ceramic products: $4.6 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $4.5 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$184.9 million or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $24.3 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $16.8 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $13.8 million
  4. Plastics: $12.4 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $12.3 million
  6. Vehicles: $10.6 million
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $7.8 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $6.7 million
  9. Books, newspapers, pictures: $5.9 million
10. Ceramic products: $5.3 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Paraguay

Paraguay's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$148.3 million or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Cereals: $53.4 million
  2. Food waste, animal fodder: $30.7 million
  3. Wood: $10.5 million
  4. Tobacco: $9.7 million
  5. Meat: $9.3 million
  6. Raw hides excluding furskins: $9 million
  7. Oil seed: $3.3 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $1.9 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $1.7 million
10. Iron or steel products: $1.6 million
Fastest-Growing Uruguayan Imports
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis
In 2018, Uruguay bought US$9 billion worth of imported products down by -16.4% since 2014 but up by 6.4% from 2017 to 2018.