Uruguayan exports rose 45.7% in September compared to that month of 2020

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Montevideo, Oct 1 (EFE) .- Uruguayan exports grew by 45.7% in September, including what was sold from the free zones, compared to the same month in 2020, announced this Friday the monthly foreign trade report of the promotion agency investment, exports and country brand Uruguay XXI.

The document details that what was exported in the month accumulated 1,085 million dollars and, so far this year, they have taken 7,903 million dollars, which is reflected in an increase of 34.7% compared to the same period of 2020, year marked by the covid-19 pandemic.

Likewise, the goods with the “highest positive impact” that explain the annual variation were beef, cellulose, wood, electrical energy, beverage concentrate and meat by-products, while the document also highlights that exports of barley, wool fat grew , wool and fabric and live cattle and hides.

The main destination of Uruguayan exports continues to be China (35%), followed by Brazil (19%), the European Union (9%), Argentina (5%) and the United States (5%).

Meanwhile, beef was at the forefront of exports with a value of 259 million dollars, which implies an increase of 102% (compared to the previous year), followed by cellulose with 189 million dollars and an increase of 94 % and dairy products for a value of 76 million dollars and an increase of 5%.

In addition, sales of beverage concentrates totaled 65 million dollars, with an increase of 53%, and those of wood, 54 million dollars, and an increase of 122%.

Uruguay XXI also highlights as “topic of the month” the estimate that for all of 2021 Uruguayan exports of goods will total approximately 10,500 million dollars, which would imply an increase of more than 30% compared to 2020 and would also be one of the highest records of exports of the last 20 years in Uruguay.

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