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Uruguay Economy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $43.67 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
2.5% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $12,800 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 7.4%
industry: 26.6%
services: 66% (2003)
Investment (gross fixed):
9.7% of GDP (2003)
Population below poverty line:
23.7% (2002)
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 3.7%
highest 10%: 25.8% (1997)
Distribution of family income - Gini index:
44.8 (1999)
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
19.4% (2003 est.)
Labor force:
1.56 million (2003)
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture 14%, industry 16%, services 70%
Unemployment rate:
16% (2003)
Budget:
revenues: $2.934 billion
expenditures: $3.425 billion, including capital expenditures of $193 million (2003)
Industries:
food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages
Industrial production growth rate:
0.7% (2003 est.)
Electricity - production:
7.963 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 0.7%
hydro: 99.1%
other: 0.3% (2001)
nuclear: 0%
Electricity - consumption:
6.152 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports:
1.377 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports:
123 million kWh (2001)
Oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - consumption:
41,500 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports:
NA (2001)
Oil - imports:
NA (2001)
Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - consumption:
40 million cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2001 est.)
Natural gas - imports:
40 million cu m (2001 est.)
Agriculture - products:
rice, wheat, corn, barley; livestock; fish
Current account balance:
$76 million (2003)
Exports:
$2.164 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Exports - commodities:
meat, rice, leather products, wool, fish, dairy products
Exports - partners:
Brazil 22.4%, US 9%, Germany 5.4%, Argentina 5.2%, Paraguay 4.2%, Italy 4.1% (2003 est.)
Imports:
$1.989 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)
Imports - commodities:
machinery, chemicals, road vehicles, crude petroleum
Imports - partners:
Argentina 22.2%, Brazil 18.6%, US 11.1%, Russia 7.7%, China 4.3% (2003 est.)
Reserves of foreign exchange & gold:
$2.087 billion (2003)
Debt - external:
$10.73 billion (2003)
Economic aid - recipient:
NA
Currency code:
UYU
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