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About Uruguay

Uruguay is a South American country on the Atlantic side. This Portuguese colony is known for its beach-lined coast. Though the country has had a series of economic crisis it is well known for democracy, peace, low corruption, e-governance, and press freedom in the Latin America region. The country is also regarded as the most socially advanced and ranks high on human rights and tolerance.

Uruguay’s economy is based on agriculture and livestock. The primary crops are soybeans, wool, meat, quinces, etc., They have beautiful vineyards. Tourism also plays an important role in the country’s development.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionSouth America
Capital CityMontevideo
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesSpanish
CurrencyUruguayan peso, UYU
Phone Code +598
Important CitiesSalto, Ciudad de la Costa, Paysandú, Las Piedras, Rivera, Maldonado, Tacuarembó, Melo, Mercedes
National DayIndependence Day (25th Aug)
GDP (nominal)USD 76.244 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking101
Primary Industriesfood processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsBrazil, Argentina
Member ofAntarctic treaty system(ATS), Community of Latin American,Caribbean States(CELAC), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States(CLACS), Group of 77(G77), Organization of American States(OAS), Organization of Ibero-American States(OIAS), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO), South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone(ZPCAS)
Major ExportsAnimal Meat and Food Preperations, Edible Oils & Seeds, Wood and Pulp, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Cereals & Pulses, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Live Animals and Animal Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Electrical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Chemical Products, Fruits and Nuts
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Household Items & Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Edible Oils & Seeds, Fashion and Apparel, Rubber and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories
Total Exports ValueUSD 11.190 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 12.973 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.783 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), Southern Common Market India (MERCOSUR India), Agreement for cooperation in renewable energy, Agreement between the Uruguayan Diplomatic Academy and the Foreign Service Institute of India, Agreement on long-term visa for businessmen
Major Exports to IndiaWood and Pulp, Live Animals and Animal Products, Cereals & Pulses, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Books and Papers, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Fashion and Apparel, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Hides, Leather & Tannery
India's Imports ValueUSD 198.71 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 155 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 43.71 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for UruguayEmbassy of India
H.E. Dinesh Bhatia
Honourable Ambassador
Torre Madero, 19th Floor, Avenida Eduardo Madero, 942, Buenos Aires - C1106ACW, Argentina
0054-11-4393-4001, 0054-11-4393-4156


Embassy Details of Uruguay in IndiaEmbassy of Uruguay
H.E. Mr. Alberto Antonio Guani Amarilla
B-8/3, Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2615 1991, 2615 1992, 2615 1993 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Uruguay in Mumbai
H.E. Mr. S. Ramadorai
Honorary Consul
9th Floor, Nirmal Building, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021
+91-22- 22854614, 22854616 (O)