Category Exports

Uruguay’s exports to Mercosur plunged during the first eight months of 2013

During the first eight months of 2013, Uruguay’s exports to Argentina fell 5.6%, exports to Venezuela fell 15.1% and exports to Paraguay fell 9.2% compared to the first eight months of 2012. Although Uruguay’s exports to Brazil continued to grow, they rose only .1%. Put together, Uruguay’s exports to Mercosur from January to August 2013 […]

Uruguay’s Nueva Palmira port saw 43% increase in cargo moved during the first seven months of 2013

The head of the Nueva Palmira Port, Flavio Vaccarezza reported that from January to July the port moved 2,000,000 tons compared to 1,400,000 tons during the same period in 2012, a 43% increase. Vaccarezza said that the port recently added a 200 meter mooring front. He explained that it is a “riverside quay which allows […]

Uruguay and United States sign an agreement to modernize customs procedures

Francisco Sánchez, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for international trade, met with Uruguayan President Jose Mujica to sign an agreement to improve the systems used by customs and border control. Diego Cánepa, Uruguay’s Presidential prosecretary, said in the press conference following the signing that the agreement aims to solve “practical and technical problems” in the […]

The Uruguayan peso falls to its lowest value against the dollar in four years

On August 22, 2013 Uruguay’s exchange rate hit 22.43 UYU to the dollar, the lowest the Uruguayan peso has been against the dollar in almost four years. The dollar rose 1.84% against the Uruguayan peso on August 22, after having already risen 1.97% on Wednesday. Wednesday’s increase was the  biggest single day increase in nearly […]

Uruguayan Citrus producers increase plantings by 8% after gaining access to the U.S. market

According to data from Uruguay’s Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fish (MGAP) in the 2013-2015 period producers intend increase the amount of citrus trees under cultivation by 571,537 plants. That amount represents an 8% increase over current plantings which total 7,181,902. Tangerines will account for 44% of the new plantings, lemons will be 31%, and oranges […]

Soy and Grain exports from Nueva Palmira Port are experiencing 30 day delays

Soy and grain cargo going through Nueva Palmira is experiencing significant delays in loading. In some cases cargo has been delayed 30 days. The president of Uruguay’s National Port Administration (ANP), Alberto Díaz, told the Uruguayan newspaper El País that theses delays are caused by the timing of ships arriving into Nueva Palimra port to load merchandise. “The sale of grain for […]

Uruguay News Brief: Uruguay’s exports fell while imports rose in July

Uruguay’s exports fell 2.3% in July 2013 compared to the year before, for a total of $1.029 billion USD reported the Uruguay XXI Institute, Uruguay’s export promotion agency. Imports rose 14.3% in July over last year to reach $841 million USD. Uruguay’s exports have increased 4.5% this year, up $5.6 billion. Imports, excluding petrochemicals have increased by […]

9,000 calves approved for export from Uruguay to Tunisia

Problems exporting to Turkey, the traditional market for live calves born and raised in Uruguay (both castrated and un-castrated), remain but interest is growing from other destinations. Uruguay’s MGAP (Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fish) has approved the export of around 9,000 calves to Tunisia. Those calves had been quarantined as part of the complications exporting to Turkey. […]

Uruguay’s government prepares ways to boost service exports

Economy minister Lorenzo pledges to increase service exports by $1 billion USD and that the sector will dodge the economic crisis The Uruguayan government will boost service exports beyond tourism and logistics. The government’s measures will focus on improving four sectors: institutions, human rights, the regulatory framework, and Uruguay’s technological infrastructure. The economy minister, Fernando […]

What has Uruguay been exporting in 2012? Infographic from UruguayBR

The Uruguayan government and Uruguayan trade groups have been complaining that increasing protectionism in the region (mostly on the part of Argentina) has been hurting the Uruguayan economy. However, exports are up 9.27% compared to this point last year. Exports to Brazil, Uruguay’s number one trading partner are up 12.79% and trade with the United […]

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