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176,215 km2
3,341,893 (July 2015 est.)
constitutional republic
Spanish (official), Portunol, Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)
$71.43 billion (2015 est.)
1.5% (2015 est.)



Montevideo, founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold, soon took advantage of its natural harbor to become an important commercial center. Claimed by Argentina but annexed by Brazil in 1821, Uruguay declared its independence four years later and secured its freedom in 1828 after a three-year struggle. The administrations of President Jose BATLLE in the early 20th century established widespread political, social, and economic reforms that established a statist tradition. A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to cede control of the government to the military in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold over the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. In 2004, the left-of-center Frente Amplio Coalition won national elections that effectively ended 170 years of political control previously held by the Colorado and Blanco parties. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.

Source: The CIA World Factbook - Uruguay


Makroökonomische Indikatoren

IMF Statistics: 

Subject descriptor20142015201620172018
Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change
Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars (Units)
Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change
Volume of imports of goods and services
Percent change
Volume of exports of goods and services
Percent change
Unemployment rate
Percent of total labor force
Current account balance
U.S. dollars (Billions)
Current account balance
Percent of GDP
Colored cells are estimates

Source: IMF Statistics - Uruguay


Luxemburg und das Land

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement 

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.

A first convention has been signed on 10.03.2015, which should enter into force on 1.1.2018.

Air Services agreement



Source: Administration des contributions directes


Weitere Informationen

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact point in Uruguay

Economic and Commercial Attaché (B.E.)   

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Uruguay: 
Ms. Jimena VILLAR

W.T.C - Oficina 714 Torre B
Dr Luis A. de Herrera 1248

Phone: +598 2 628 0728/+598 2 628 92 88
Fax: +598 2 622 70 99
E-mail: montevideo(at)hub.brussels  
Web: www.brussels-in-uruguay.be

Source: www.mae.lu
Source: www.brussels-export.be

Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for Uruguay

Ducroire is the only credit insurer covering open account deals in over 200 countries. A rating on a scale from 1 to 7 shows the intensity of the political risk. Category 1 comprises countries with the lowest political risk and category 7 countries with the highest. Macroeconomics experts also assess the repayment climate for all buyers in a country.

Link: Ducroire Office - Country Risk for Uruguay

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