Soy, frozen beef, rice, wheat, milk powder and cheese were the main products exported by Uruguay in 2012. If we include exports from the Nueva Palmira Free Trade Zone, cellulose pulp ranked third. 25% of exports came from the agricultural sector while the remaining 75% derived from the manufacturing industry. “Food and drink” exports were also noteworthy.
The increase was mostly due to the surge in exported volume and not in prices, which was the main factor significantly impacting the 2011 increase in exports.