Uruguay Nature & Economy

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic
Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
Population: 3,460,607 (July 2007 est.)
Capital: Montevideo
Languages: Spanish official
GDP - real growth rate: 7% (2006 est.)
Monetary unit: Uruguay peso
Exports: $3.993 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Exports - commodities: meat, rice, leather products, wool, fish,
dairy products
Exports - partners: Brazil 14%, US 12.3%, Argentina 8.2%, China
6.1%, Germany 5%, Russia 5%, Mexico 4.3% (2006)
Imports: $4.532 billion f.o.b. (2006 est.)
Imports - commodities: machinery, chemicals, road vehicles,
crude petroleum
Imports - partners: Brazil 17.2%, Argentina 16.4%, US 8.9%,
Paraguay 7.8%, China 7.5%, Venezuela 5.2%, Nigeria 4.8% (2006)
Land use:
arable land: 7.77%
permanent crops: 0.24%
other: 91.99% (2005)
Natural resources: arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fisheries



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