GDP Current US$ 53,443 millions (2015)
GDP per capita Current US$ 15,574 (2015)
Agriculture, value added Percentage of GDP 7.05% (2015)
3.44 millions
Geographic distribution
The right to food in Uruguay

The Eastern Republic of Uruguay in its Constitution of 1967 implicitly recognizes, in the context of the broader fundamental rights, the right to food, by ensuring the right to life, and making the State accountable for the legislation on hygiene and health.



Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid


Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.


It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.

Obesity (BMI>=30) rate (%) in adults (+18 years)


It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.

Ratio of food imports and exports


Refers to the exchange of food and agricultural goods considered in chapters 01 through 24 of the harmonized system, that contributes to consolidate the status of the four food and nutrition security dimensions.

Evolution of agri-food trade