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Visit Uruguay

Maldonado, a lot more than sun and beach

Region aims to attract visitors year round with new projects and facilities Nov 23, 2016

Tourism & Culture | South America | Uruguay

Uruguayan Pharmaceuticals

Transforming the health sector in Latin America

Gianclaudio Broggi, CEO of Mega Pharma

Mega Pharma inaugurates the biggest pharmaceutical plant in Uruguay with $110 million investment Oct 21, 2016

Health | South America | Uruguay

Agriculture in Uruguay

Food exports grow as agro-industry continues to drive economy forward

The Minister of Agriculture wants to see the nation of 3 million people produce food for as many as 50 million in the next 15 years. But as Uruguay continues... Oct 11, 2016

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay

Industry & Logistics

Uruguay looks to build a thriving manufacturing base and regional logistics hub

Plans are in motion to turn the small Latin American nation into a logistic hub for the region. Meanwhile the industrial base continues to strengthen and... Oct 04, 2016

Industry & Trade | South America | Uruguay

President of Uruguay

A privileged position within the region

In 2015, Tabaré Vázquez became President of Uruguay for a second time, after having previously served a term from 2005 to 2010. In this exclusive... Sep 28, 2016

Government | South America | Uruguay

Uruguay's Products

Top honors raise profile of premium foods on international markets

Despite its relatively small size, Uruguay is standing out as the new super high quality food producer. Wine, olive oil, milk powder, and blueberries are... Oct 17, 2015

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay

Increased foreign trade spurs port improvements

Karl Hust, General Manager of Katoen Natie Terminal Cuenca del Plata (left); Guillermo Jacob, CEO of the Christophersen Group (right)

Much of the country’s historic development can be attributed to port activity. Today, owing to Uruguay’s geographically strategic position... Oct 12, 2015

Infrastructure | South America | Uruguay

Agro-exports Uruguay

“Sustainability and innovation” see agro-exports thrive

The President of INAVI, Uruguay’s autonomous regulating and promotion board for wine, José María Lez Secchi (right) and Vice-President Juan Andrés Marichal (left)

Sophisticated technology and a focus on sustainability have allowed Uruguay’s agriculture sector to grab a growing share of the world market for... Sep 29, 2015

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay

Economic Policies

Progressive reforms and high quality exports spearhead growth

Buoyed by high levels of investment and sound economic policies, Uruguay’s impressive growth has been led by a strong focus on export-driven development.... Sep 28, 2015

Finance | South America | Uruguay

Winemaking in Uruguay

Fine Uruguayan wines a growing contender in the global market

Traditionally characterized by small scale, family-production, Uruguayan wines are growing in stature and becoming increasingly more recognized by wine... Jun 15, 2015

Others | South America | Uruguay

Uruguayan beef

The best meat in the world

Frigorífico San Jacinto is a company that produces and exports beef. Its manufacturing plant is located about 60 kilometers from Montevideo and... May 18, 2015

Agriculture | South America | Uruguay

The stable gateway to investment opportunities

Often referred to as the Switzerland of South America, Uruguay’s political stability is being bolstered by growing economic and financial stability,... Sep 12, 2011

Finance | South America | Uruguay

Antel puts Uruguay ahead in ICT

Horacio Andrés Tolosa Barla
President of Antel

By investing heavily in boosting home connectivity, 4G mobile services and fiber-optic reach,... Nov 21, 2016

Premium meat exporter racks up another first

Gastón Scayola
Vice-President of Frigorífico San Jacinto–NIREA S.A.

Traceability and high quality assurance have helped Frigorífico San Jacinto–NIREA... Nov 17, 2016

Major brands prefer Uruguayan leather

Álvaro Silberstein
General Manager of Paycueros

What gives Uruguayan leather its high quality and competitive edge in international markets?... Nov 16, 2016

A game changer in Uruguayan agriculture

William Johnson
CEO of Cereoil

Cereoil’s new grain processing plant is set to have a major impact on adding value... Nov 14, 2016

‘We have no doubt that we are a good partner for investors’

Marta Jara
President of ANCAP

Uruguay's state-owned petroleum company ANCAP has carried out a major efficiency-oriented... Nov 14, 2016

Chemical innovator adds value to industry

Néstor Gómez Alcorta
President of Efice

Uruguay’s leading producer of chlorine, caustic soda and byproducts through the electrolysis... Nov 04, 2016

Pharmaceutical leader showcases Uruguay’s potential from zero

Gianclaudio Broggi
CEO of Mega Pharma

Innovative and affordable pharmaceuticals, many of which are now market leaders in some... Oct 06, 2016

A look into crucial aspects maximizing Montevideo’s port capacity

Emilio Perazzio
General Manager of Obrinel SA

Emilio Perazzio, General Manager of Obrinel SA Terminal at the Port on Montevideo delves... Aug 04, 2015

Global leader in the forestry industry

Juha Kääriäinen
Vice President of Operation at UPM Uruguay

Forestry and bio-sector frontrunner UPM integrates the two industries to innovate greater... Jun 25, 2015

Agroindustry builds on knowledge, investment and innovation

Tabaré Aguerre
Minister of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries

Sustainability, traceability and quality hallmark the food industry in Uruguay. Minister... Jun 15, 2015

Global logistics provider highlights Uruguay’s regional advantages

Karl Huts
Managing Director of Katoen Natie Terminal TCP

United World talks to Karl Huts, Managing Director of Katoen Natie Terminal TCP about the... Jun 09, 2015

A solid regulator

Mr. Mario Bergara
President of the Central Bank of Uruguay

Founded in 1967, Uruguay's central bank (BCU) regulates the country's banking and... May 25, 2015


3,308,535 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 133


Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil



AREA - comparative:

Slightly smaller than the state of Washington


Warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown

GDP - composition by sector:

Agriculture: 9.2%

Industry: 22.3%

Services: 68.5% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

AGRICULTURE - products:

Beef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, lumber, dairy products; fish


Food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages


$6.7 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

EXPORTS - commodities:

Beef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, wood, dairy products; wool

EXPORTS - partners:

Brazil 21%, Nueva Palmira Free Zone 10.2%, Argentina 7.5%, Chile 5.5%, Russia 5.3% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)




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