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Manufacturing Production in Uruguay

The economy recorded an average growth rate of 1.7% in manufacturing in the decade up to 2022. In 2022, manufacturing growth was 3.6%, which contrasts with the 12.3% reading of the prior year.

Uruguay Manufacturing Production Chart

Note: This chart displays Manufacturing Production (ann. var. %) for Uruguay from 2014 to 2023.
Source: National Statistical Institute Uruguay.

Uruguay Manufacturing Production Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Manufacturing Production (ann. var. %) 10.8 -1.6 -5.2 12.3 3.6

Manufacturing production rebounds in April

Manufacturing production grew 6.1% year on year in April (March: -16.7% yoy). Looking at the details of the release, April's turnaround was broad-based, with rebounds noted in food production and output of chemical substances and products. That said, beverage output contracted at a steeper clip in April. As a result, the trend improved significantly, with the annual average variation of manufacturing production coming in at minus 0.5%, up from March's minus 1.2%.

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