Exports marked a strong year-on-year increase of 27%

Exports marked a strong year-on-year increase of 27%

The exports closed April with a strong year-on-year increase of 27% and confirmed what was observed in the first fortnight, with sales for a total of 1,097 million dollars if trade in the free trade zone, according to the latest report of foreign trade produced by Uruguay XXI.

In this way, after a March where a drop was observed in placements, The sector is back on track at the beginning of the year where it remained positive in 3 out of 4 months. In fact, if the first quarter is compared to the same period in 2023, the improvement reaches 5%.

When evaluating this improvement, and at the same time the decrease from last month, the calendar effect must be analyzed, since the holidays for the Tourism Week They made a dent in the sales level in April 2023 and last March.

The impact of soy, meat and cellulose

The increase in exports Among the products with the greatest impact was the return of soy, with sales of 134 million dollars, 64% more than during the same month of 2023. In addition, the increase in placements of live cattle, which amounted to 31 million dollars, with an improvement of 740%, thanks to the significant level of purchases from Türkiye.

Meanwhile, the most exported product was once again cellulose, with placements for 210 million dollars, a year-on-year increase of 21%, thus surpassing the beef, with sales of 172 million (26% more than in April 2023).

Likewise, the beverage concentrates They improved their exports by 38%, totaling 63 million dollars, completing the Top 5 products dairy, that despite sales of 58 million, they had a decrease of 17%.

Further back they appeared vehicles (51 million dollars), with an improvement of 51%, wood (44 million), with an increase of 19%, rice (43 million), with a decrease of 13%, and meat byproducts (33 million), with an increase of 7%

Source: Ambito

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