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Uruguay

Uruguay ranked No. 81 in total trade value through March with a total of $485.44 million. Exports totaled $371.13 million and Imports totaled $114.31 million, a surplus of $256.83 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $485.44 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Miami International Airport $115,323,725
2Port Everglades, Fla. $81,347,274
3Port of Port Arthur, Texas $72,952,000
4Port of Philadelphia $34,957,440
5Port of Houston $22,311,197
6Port of New York $19,344,659
7Port of Newark $17,833,640
8Port of Greater Baton Rouge, La. $15,276,000
9Low-Valued Imports and Exports $14,838,113
10Port of New Orleans $12,113,495

U.S. trade with Uruguay rose to $485.44 million through March

Uruguay’s trade with the United States rose to $485.44 million through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 22.06 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Uruguay’s exports increased 28.2 percent while imports rose 5.62 percent. The U.S. surplus with Uruguay was $256.83 million.

Through March, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Miami International Airport; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas; No. 4 Port of Philadelphia; and No. 5 Port of Houston. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Miami International Airport No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Philadelphia No. 4 Port of Houston and No. 5 Port of New York. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 67.34 percent of Uruguay’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Miami International Airport fell 9.99 percent to $115.32 million.
    Exports fell 12.14 percent to $99.52 million. Imports rose 6.35 percent to $15.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 19.32 percent to $81.35 million.
    Exports rose 21.45 percent to $78.44 million. Imports fell 19.1 percent to $2.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Port Arthur, Texas totaled $72.95 million.
    Exports totaled $72.95 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Philadelphia rose 15.21 percent to $34.96 million.
    Exports fell 64.36 percent to $253,014. Imports rose 17.11 percent to $34.7 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Houston fell 26.47 percent to $22.31 million.
    Exports fell 10.29 percent to $12.97 million. Imports fell 41.19 percent to $9.34 million.

Uruguay ranked No. 81 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 83.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Uruguay by value through March were the categories of Oil; Medicines in individual dosages; Cell phones, related equipment; Perfumes; and Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide, respectively. They accounted for 47.32 percent of total exports to Uruguay.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Uruguay –– Frozen beef; Prepared or preserved meat; Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets; Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic; and Internal organs from animals –– accounted for 62.28 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Uruguay:

  • Oil totaled $72.95 million. The previous year, there were no exports in this category.
  • Medicines in individual dosages rose 33.54 percent compared to last year to $31.33 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment fell 13.39 percent compared to last year to $27.64 million.
  • Perfumes rose 1.19 percent compared to last year to $22.33 million.
  • Sodium or potassium hydroxide or peroxide rose 289 percent compared to last year to $21.37 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Uruguay:

  • Frozen beef rose 24.32 percent compared to last year to $37.06 million.
  • Prepared or preserved meat rose 26.37 percent compared to last year to $13.27 million.
  • Medical instruments for surgeons, dentists, vets fell 18.59 percent compared to last year to $8.59 million.
  • Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic rose 42.81 percent compared to last year to $6.44 million.
  • Internal organs from animals rose 12.67 percent compared to last year to $5.82 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Uruguay recorded $2.16 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; New Orleans; New York City; Houston; and Philadelphia. Total U.S. exports to Uruguay were $ 1.58 billion and imports from Uruguay were $584.84 million. The U.S. surplus with Uruguay was $993.66 million.