China became Uruguay's main trade partner in 2013 totaling 20.9% of all trade according to the latest stats from the Central bank. This leaves China three percentage points ahead of Brazil, 18.8% (traditionally the main partner) and almost four ahead of Argentina with 18.1%. Read full article
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Uruguay is too outward focused.Feb 04th, 2014 - 09:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The Pacific Alliance would be a better fit and not the inward looking Mercosur.
Can't you read?Feb 04th, 2014 - 10:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
The PA trades with NAFTA and EU, we trade with China, Russia and Mercosur.
How would PA make a better fit anywhere else but in your head?
Sure sure Stevie.Feb 04th, 2014 - 10:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Whatever you say.
Guess I'll have to wait for your... comeback...Feb 04th, 2014 - 11:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Stevie,Feb 04th, 2014 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The PA - Asia trade flow in 2012 was U$ 200 billion.
Pepe has said he is suspicious of the PA, but once he is gone the rational arguments will be heard louder.
We'll endure Vazquez for 5 years, then Constanza is taking the lead, don't you worry.Feb 04th, 2014 - 02:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Kind of a luxury problem for us, don't you think?
Whose we Stevie? Not going back to Scotland to your nice wee hoosie by the burn?Feb 04th, 2014 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
To Scotland?Feb 04th, 2014 - 03:25 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Why Scotland now?
Stevie always says we when he means what his mom and dad told him to say.Feb 04th, 2014 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
After all, he has as much experience being a Tupamaro as I have! He wasn't even born when they ran away to Sweden. Such loya supporters?
Ha, ha, ha.
@6 Stevie,Feb 04th, 2014 - 04:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I'm not worried. I think Uruguay is doing many things right. The biggest risk to Uruguay's progress is Argentina, but there is not much can be done about that.
Why comeback Stevie?Feb 04th, 2014 - 07:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
An informed and educated comeback assumes you are capable of the same. And as you have proven time and time again (especially recently) is that you are incapable of that.
Supposedly you are an anarchist and yet you blindly follow the status quo and won't deviate.
Supposedly you are a proud Uruguayan and yet like a sycophant you blindly support Argentina to the detriment of Uruguay no matter what the issue.
Supposedly you are educated. And yet you made idiotic claims that Mercosur trades with China, Russia and Mercosur and yet their largest trading partner is the EUROPEAN UNION with 20% of trade.
The Pacific Alliance is a better trade fit than Mercosur for Uruguay but your blind adherence to both the status quo and Argentina won't let you admit that. So Mercosur's limitations will continue to harm Uruguay. And that only affects Uruguay. Members of the Pacific Alliance and other Mercosur members are not affected by this.
No one is.... except Uruguay. And that's fine by me too. I don't have a personal stake in Uruguay. Supposedly you do!
Uruguay is doing fine, don't you worry.Feb 04th, 2014 - 07:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And who said I blindly support Argentina?
I would just never discuss it with you lot, that would be pointless...
Brazil, China and Argentina is roughly 60% of our trade.
That's three countries. The EU is a lot of countries...
Didn't say I was worried.Feb 04th, 2014 - 10:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I am enough of a realist to see the predicament a small country like Uruguay has mired itself in.
There is no one to blame but Uruguay. And I would never think of deflecting that blame elsewhere.
And your own words do nothing but support Argentina. If you don't think that is right, then I feel sorry for you that you are unable to articulate it.
You write enough pointless posts on here, funny what you consider pointless.
Uruguay should blame Uruguay for doing great... I can live with that...Feb 05th, 2014 - 08:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
There is no doubt when Argentina collapses Uruguay will have a lot of pain.Feb 05th, 2014 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It is inevitable
Of course our most prolific poster will be safe and sound in northern europe and somehow someway blaming it on the USA and capitalism.
@ 15 yankeeboyFeb 05th, 2014 - 06:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Uruguay should blame Uruguay for doing great... I can live with that...Feb 06th, 2014 - 09:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Stevie where did you read that?
Please for the sake of your family stop listening to those voices in your head.