Industry in Uruguay
Uruguay - Industry
Industrial output swings to contraction in December
Industrial production contracted 8.8% on an annual basis in December, compared to a modest 1.7% increase recorded in November. The result marked the first contraction in industrial output in nearly a year and the worst reading since October 2017. The reading largely reflected a marked drop in the production of processed food and beverages, chemical products and basic metals.
Excluding refinery output, industrial production contracted 9.6% annually in December (November: +1.7% year-on-year). In month-on-month terms, industrial output fell 6.3%, following a 3.3% drop in the previous month.
Uruguay Industrial Production Forecast
Panelists surveyed for this month’s LatinFocus Consensus Forecast expect industrial output to increase 4.2% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. For 2020, the panel sees industrial output growth slowing to 4.4%.
Uruguay - Industry Data
|Industrial Production (annual variation in %)||4.1||1.1||3.1||0.3||-11.1|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Uruguay Industry Chart
Source: Central Bank of Uruguay and FocusEconomics calculations.
|Exchange Rate||32.61||0.24 %||Feb 14|
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February 11, 2019
Industrial production contracted 8.8% on an annual basis in December, compared to a modest 1.7% increase recorded in November.
February 5, 2019
Consumer prices rose 2.2% from a month earlier in January, compared to December’s 0.4% month-on-month drop and marking the highest reading in 12 months.
January 11, 2019
Industrial production decelerated on an annual basis in November, increasing 1.7% when accounting for refinery output, down markedly from a 19.5% jump recorded in October.
January 4, 2019
Consumer prices fell 0.4% from a month earlier in December, swinging from November’s 0.4% month-on-month rise.
December 27, 2018
At its 27 December monetary policy meeting, the Central Bank of Uruguay set its target for the growth rate of the M1+ money supply for the first quarter of 2019 to 6.0%–8.0%, down from the previous quarter’s 7.0%–9.0% target.