Top Uruguay Imports 2016
In 2016, Uruguay bought US$7.5 billion worth of imported products down by -35.8% since 2012 and down by -21.2% from 2015 to 2016.

Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Brazil

​Brazil's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.5 billion or 19.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $258.8 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $101.9 million
  3. Machinery: $98.3 million
  4. Plastics: $88.6 million
  5. Cocoa: $75.4 million
  6. Meat: $73.6 million
  7. Paper: $61.9 million
  8. Electronic equipment: $55.8 million
  9. Sugar: $53.2 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $49.7 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from China

China's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.1 billion or 15.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $263.3 million
  2. Machinery: $136.7 million
  3. Vehicles: $82 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $58.6 million
  5. Plastics: $54.5 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $53.5 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $52.9 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $51.7 million
  9. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $44.7 million
10. Footwear: $37.4 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.1 billion or 15% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $85.4 million
  2. Other chemical goods: $73.4 million
  3. Food waste, animal fodder: $67.6 million
  4. Vehicles: $63.7 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $57.2 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $56.4 million
  7. Machinery: $50.2 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $47.6 million
  9. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $40.3 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations: $39.4 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$213.5 million or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $59.2 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $28.6 million
  3. Vehicles: $21.9 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $14.9 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $14.5 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $12.8 million
  7. Plastics: $7.8 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $5.6 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $4.3 million
10. Rubber: $4 million
Top Uruguayan Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$186.6 million or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $42.2 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $22.1 million
  3. Iron or steel products: $12.7 million
  4. Plastics: $10.6 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $10.2 million
  6. Meat: $6.8 million
  7. Knit or crochet clothing: $6.2 million
  8. Vehicles: $6 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $6 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $4.1 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$177.2 million or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $54.1 million
  2. Machinery: $22.4 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $21.6 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $15.2 million
  5. Plastics: $10.3 million
  6. Fertilizers: $7.6 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $7.3 million
  8. Beverages: $3.8 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $3.5 million
10. Stone, plaster, cement: $2.4 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Chile

Chile's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$148.9 million or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $11.4 million
  2. Fertilizers: $10.9 million
  3. Paper: $9.4 million
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $9.3 million
  5. Other food preparations: $8.6 million
  6. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $7.5 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $7 million
  8. Machinery: $6.9 million
  9. Fish: $6.5 million
10. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $4.4 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Angola

Angola's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$137.1 million or 1.8% of its overall imports for just one product category, namely:

Mineral fuels including oil: $137.1 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$108.9 million or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $35.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $10.8 million
  3. Plastics: $4.9 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $4.8 million
  6. Vehicles: $4.4 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $2.8 million
  8. Tobacco: $2.4 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.3 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$2.1 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from India

India's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$134.1 million or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $37.2 million
  2. Vehicles: $35.2 million
  3. Organic chemicals: $10.5 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $10.1 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $5.2 million
  6. Knit or crochet clothing: $3.9 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $3.7 million
  8. Iron and steel: $3.7 million
  9. Other textiles, worn clothing: $3.2 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $2.7 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$108.9 million or 1.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $35.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $10.8 million
  3. Plastics: $4.9 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $4.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $4.8 million
  6. Vehicles: $4.4 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $2.8 million
  8. Tobacco: $2.4 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $2.3 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$2.1 million
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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