Uruguay sees record high exports in 2022

Uruguay’s goods exports grew 16.5 percent in 2022 to reach a record high of 13.36 billion U.S. dollars, the country’s trade promotion agency Uruguay XXI said Tuesday.Each of the first eight months of 2022 registered year-on-year increases, while the last four months saw drops in exports, the agency said in a report.

Beef was the leading export product in 2022, bringing in 2.56 billion dollars and accounting for almost 20 percent of the total exports, followed by soybeans, whose export more than doubled in value over 2021, generating 1.92 billion dollars, and cellulose, which brought in 1.82 billion dollars.

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