Uruguay’s February exports, led by wheat and meat, up 17.6% from last year

Foreign sales in Jan/Feb 2021 totaled US$1.345 billion, almost 15% higher than the same period of 2020.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay's exports totaled US$690 million in February, a 17.6% hike compared to the same month last year, reported the public-private institute Uruguay XXI.

Moreover, year-to-date, foreign sales totaled US$1.345 billion, almost 15% higher than what was exported in the first two months of 2020.

The hike is explained by the increase in exports of meat by-products, wheat, dairy products, wood, cellulose, margarine and oils, as well as other foodstuffs and vehicles, according to the report published on Monday.

Wheat sales reached US$21 million, more than double . . .

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