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Canada-Uruguay fact sheet

Official Title:
Eastern Republic of Uruguay

General Information

Capital: Montevideo
Population (million): 3.54
Total Area: 176,220 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 26.97 Pesos (UYU) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 25 – Independence Day
Language(s): Spanish

Political Information

Type of State:
Unitary presidential 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 (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Uruguay Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 75.08 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 21,191.23 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.4 4.54
Inflation: (%) 7.75 3.4
Unemployment: (%) 9.38 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 90,038,723
Canadian imports from country: $ 81,755,518
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ 508 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Martín Alejandro Vidal Delgado

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Isabelle Valois

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
2017 $ 95,851,581 $ 78,302,904
2018 $ 93,438,846 $ 64,301,755
2019 $ 79,621,972 $ 65,220,082
2020 $ 65,531,555 $ 117,304,226
2021 $ 90,038,723 $ 81,755,518
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Uruguay
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 385,005 $ 56,519,352
02 Veg. Prod. $ 5,848,385 $ 10,757,798
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 68,958 $ 3,517
04 Food Prod. $ 1,434,057 $ 737,041
05 Mineral Prod. $ 527,896 $ 36,896
06 Chemical Prod. $ 43,357,221 $ 1,506,001
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 1,021,224 $ 44,295
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 27,185 $ 194,856
09 Wood Prod. $ 430,225 $ 2,576,033
10 Paper Prod. $ 1,760,229 $ 98,266
11 Textiles Prod. $ 919,384 $ 231,386
12 Dress Access. $ 40,923 -
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 737,264 $ 25,170
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 3,228 $ 211,083
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 854,146 $ 8,217,730
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 24,246,361 $ 404,531
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 4,562,270 $ 29,976
18 Specialized Inst. $ 2,557,121 $ 67,432
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 752,590 $ 86,860
21 Antiques $ 7,938 $ 7,285


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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