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Fact Sheet

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Uruguay

Official Title:
Eastern Republic of Uruguay


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Uruguay
Year Exports Imports
2009 $27,365,614 $54,536,896
2010 $115,027,908 $51,864,498
2011 $115,793,725 $40,924,895
2012 $42,360,636 $72,432,275
2013 $49,543,637 $71,985,600
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Uruguay
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,120,018 $54,442,487
02 Veg. Prod. $4,905,393 $4,612,164
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $185,923 $8,405
04 Food Prod. $105,239 $1,750,539
05 Mineral Prod. $439,542 $10,317
06 Chemical Prod. $6,080,929 $1,012,027
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,226,089 $26,647
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $967,817 $1,725,318
09 Wood Prod. $276,099 $1,275,316
10 Paper Prod. $2,629,103 $17,000
11 Textiles Prod. $1,205,700 $4,383,956
12 Dress Access. $28,510 $14,798
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $114,288 $45,059
14 Precious Metals/stones $11,920 $26,594
15 Base Metal Prod. $513,381 $18,102
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $14,214,590 $958,275
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,982,747 $584,338
18 Specialized Inst. $1,347,991 $1,033,514
19 Arms & Ammunition $26,412 $
20 Misc. Articles $2,419,112 $27,136
21 Antiques $ $13,608

Capital: Montevideo
Population (million): 3.392
Total Area: 176,220km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 19.37 Pesos (UYU)(2013)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 25 August
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Republic

Type of Government:
Presidential. The President and Vice-President are elected on the same ticket, by popular vote for five years. They cannot serve consecutive terms. The bicameral General Assembly consists of the Chamber of Deputies (99 members) and the Chamber of Senators (31 members). Elections are held every five years, with representatives elected based on proportionate representation, except for one seat in the Senate which is held by the Vice-President who presides over the body. Uruguay has 18 departments.

Head of State:
President José Alberto MUJICA Cordano

Head of Government:
President José Alberto MUJICA Cordano

Ministers:
Vice-president: Danilo Ángel ASTORI Saragosa
Foreign Affairs: Luis Leonardo ALMAGRO Lemes
Economy and Finance: Mario Esteban BERGARA Duque

Main Political Parties:
Frente Amplio (FA) - 50 deputies, 16 senators (plus Vice President who presides over the Senate) Partido Nacional (PN) - 30 deputies, 9 senators Partido Colorado (PC) - 17 deputies, 5 senators Partido Independiente (PI) - 2 deputies, 0 senators

Elections:
October 2014 (Presidential and Legislative); assume office March 2015


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Uruguay Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 58 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 17097.67 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.2 2.01
Inflation: (%) 8.57 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 6.3 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $49,543,637
Canadian imports from country: $71,985,600
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Uruguay: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Elbio Oscar ROSSELLI Frieri

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Claire A. Poulin


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-17