A short guide to Uruguayan macro and financial data
Interested in activity, prices, monetary, fiscal, external sector, and financial data for Uruguay? There are loads of datasets, see for example this Repository which has oficial statistics from from different sources, including both government statistics and datasets produced by private entities. If you are looking for data about Uruguay you'll probably find it here. However, this short guide will help you find the basic "must-see" datasets.
Uruguay Country Profile Dashboard
The starting point is our Uruguay Macro Dashboard, a fully automatized Dashboard presenting up-to-date data. You can catch a glimpse and get a broad idea of the latest developments.
The Charts are fully integrated with our datasets, so if you want to replicate any of them, you can download the source Dataset, or just click the button “Clone Chart” to reproduce the Chart inside our Platform.
The main sources for the data used on this Dashboard come from the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU), the National Institute of Statistics (INE) and Uruguay's Ministry of Economy and Finances. The data is fully integrated with our database which means once the sources release the data, our database will be instantaneously updated on our platform.
Our Dashboard contains five sections: Activity, Prices, Money and Banking, Fiscal, External Sector and Financial.
To track the economic activity of the Uruguayan Economy, you can monitor the evolution of GDP, Industrial Production, Employment and Wages.
- Quarterly Gross Domestic Product
- Industrial Production
- Unemployment, Employment, and Participation
For prices and inflation, you can track the main inflation metrics for Uruguay, such as the Core and Headline Inflation, and its groups in this Dataset. Also, if you click here you can access the BCU's Inflation Expectations Survey, with official figures for inflation expectations.
Money and Banking
Money and banking data tracks variables, such as the Monetary Aggregates and Interest rates. If you are curious about interest rates in Uruguay and other daily variables, check it out this Dataset. Other relevant information is:
- Monetary Aggregates
- Financial and Monetary Indicators
- Domestic Credit Indicators
- International Reserves
The Fiscal data tracks the evolution of the Fiscal Accounts and the Debt of Uruguay. Check it out on the following datasets:
In the External Sector Section you can track variables such as Trade Balance, Exchanges Rates and Balance of Payments:
- External Trade: Imports and Exports
- Nominal Exchange Rates
- Multilateral Real Exchange Rates
- Balance of Payments
From the published data you will be able to combine, transform, and create your own variables or indicators as well. For example, monthly trade balance data, which isn't directly published by INE, was calculated by one user here.
Finally, for Financial Data there is information about Uruguay's Risk Premium, Stock Market, Government Bonds, and Equities. Beyond Uruguay, we have a comprehensive dataset covering the Risk Premium for multiple countries, take a look here.
If you want to further explore Uruguayan Data you can click here and filter the categories you are interested in. Also, you can find datasets which compile information of several countries, such as OECD or BIS.