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Canada-Uruguay fact sheet

Official Title:
Eastern Republic of Uruguay

General Information

Capital: Montevideo
Population (million): 3.52
Total Area: 176,220km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 26.97 Pesos (UYU) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 25 – Independence Day
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 19 departments (provinces).

Head of State:
President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou

Head of Government:
President Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou

Ministers:
Vice-president: Beatriz Argimón
Foreign Affairs: Francisco Bustillo
Economy and Finance: Azucena Arbeleche

Main Political Parties:
Frente Amplio (FA) - 42 deputies, 13 senators; Partido Nacional (PN) - 30 deputies, 10 senators (plus Vice President who presides over the Senate); Partido Colorado (PC) - 13 deputies, 4 senators; Cabildo Abierto (CA) - 11 deputies, 3 senators; Partido Independiente (PI) - 1 deputies, 0s senators; Unidad Popular (UP) - 1 deputy Partido Ecologista Radical Intransigente (PERI) - 1 deputy

Elections:
Presidential and Legislative to be held in October 2025.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Uruguay Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 78.84 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 22,406.91 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.22 1.64
Inflation: (%) 7.88 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 9.42 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $65,260,955
Canadian imports from country: $117,128,906
FDI in Canada (2019): $(26) million
CDI in the country (2019): $1,011 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Martín Alejandro Vidal Delgado

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Joanne Frappier

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Uruguay
Year Exports Imports
2016 $150,641,747 $94,391,888
2017 $95,851,581 $78,302,904
2018 $93,438,846 $64,301,681
2019 $79,621,972 $65,220,082
2020 $65,260,955 $117,128,906
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Uruguay
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $919,922 $102,450,575
02 Veg. Prod. $4,564,209 $9,405,461
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $9,242 $3,182
04 Food Prod. $1,210,449 $607,362
05 Mineral Prod. $14,727,951 $6,124
06 Chemical Prod. $26,007,920 $849,967
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $273,509 $146,152
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,545 $190,983
09 Wood Prod. $483,793 $1,898,745
10 Paper Prod. $1,074,182 $80,176
11 Textiles Prod. $710,673 $383,722
12 Dress Access. $44,261 $10
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $325,047 $38,915
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $114,322
15 Base Metal Prod. $835,304 $11,852
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,755,682 $411,264
17 Vehicles and Equip. $808,925 $26,596
18 Specialized Inst. $1,213,187 $19,850
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $7,027
20 Misc. Articles $83,248 $96,723
21 Antiques $36,000 $36,448


March 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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