Top Uruguay Imports 2017
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from China

China's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.6 billion or 19.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $384.1 million
  2. Machinery: $221.4 million
  3. Vehicles: $123.7 million
  4. Knit or crochet clothing: $90.7 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $82.1 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $76.7 million
  7. Organic chemicals: $72 million
  8. Furniture, lighting, signs: $69.7 million
  9. Footwear: $51.3 million
10. Plastics: $49.5 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.6 billion or 19.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $415.7 million
  2. Plastics: $101.5 million
  3. Machinery: $98.4 million
  4. Meat: $98.2 million
  5. Cocoa: $73.5 million
  6. Paper: $60.5 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $56.3 million
  8. Sugar: $50.6 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $44.2 million
10. Iron or steel products: $42 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Argentina

Argentina's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$1.1 billion or 12.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $78.8 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $66.8 million
  3. Other chemical goods: $65.5 million
  4. Food waste, animal fodder: $61.9 million
  5. Vehicles: $61.6 million
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $47.9 million
  7. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $47.2 million
  8. Paper: $41.8 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $39.5 million
10. Cereal, milk preparations:$37.2 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from the US

America's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$870.1 million or 10.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $344.9 million
  2. Machinery: $119.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $99 million
  4. Plastics: $43.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $40.1 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $39.2 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $27.3 million
  8. Vehicles: $19.1 million
  9. Fertilizers: $15.6 million
10. Organic chemicals: $12.5 million
Top Uruguayan Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$220.6 million or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $64.1 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $38.3 million
  3. Machinery: $29.5 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $20.4 million
  5. Plastics: $8.8 million
  6. Fertilizers: $7.4 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $5.2 million
  8. Beverages: $3.9 million
  9. Base metal tools, cutlery: $3.3 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $3.1 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$203.8 million or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $40.3 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $34.3 million
  3. Vehicles: $29.5 million
  4. Other chemical goods: $15.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $12 million
  6. Plastics: $9.4 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $8.6 million
  8. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $5.6 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $4.6 million
10. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $3.9 million
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from India

India's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$188.6 million or 2.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Plastics: $50.9 million
  2. Vehicles: $33.1 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $27.1 million
  4. Organic chemicals: $15.2 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $9.2 million
  6. Iron and steel: $7.2 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $7 million
  8. Other textiles, worn clothing: $4.8 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $4.5 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $3.9 million
Top Uruguayan Imports from Nigeria

Nigeria's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$185.1 million or 2.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $181.6 million
  2. Fertilizers: $3.5 million
  3. Medical, technical equipment: $2,000
  4. Oil seed: $1,000
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Spain

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 Estonia

Estonia's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$146.3 million or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $142.1 million
  2. Fertilizers: $3.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $187,000
  4. Plastics: $187,000
  5. Milling products: $111,000
  6. Other food preparations: $77,000
  7. Machinery: $60,000
  8. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $38,000
  9. Other chemical goods: $34,000
10. Iron or steel products: $18,000
Top 10 Uruguayan Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Uruguay amounted to
$137.6 million or 1.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $40.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $10.3 million
  3. Vehicles: $9.3 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $9.2 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $7.2 million
  6. Organic chemicals: $5.6 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $5.2 million
  8. Plastics: $4.8 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $3 million
10. Vegetable/fruit preparations: $2.7 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 2017, Uruguay bought US$8.4 billion worth of imported products down by -28.2% since 2013 and up by 2.7% from 2016 to 2017.