Agribusiness / Wools


Wool Sector

Wool production is a key activity for Uruguay. For decades it was the country's main export item and was the basis of its textile industry. Product diversification, the conquest of new markets and investment in new technologies are some of the factors that have led the industry to position itself and maintain its position. In 2019, the amount exported by Uruguay represented 6% of world exports of combed wool (tops). The industry exports wool combed into tops, as well as washed wool and the fat by-product of wool and lanolin, which are products with different levels of added value. It is the fourth most important exporter of wool tops worldwide in terms of volume. Measured in value, Uruguay is also the fourth largest exporter of washed wool in the world, and fifth in terms of dirty wool.

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Uruguay Wools Brand
Uruguay Wools was created with the aim of highlighting the unique natural aspects of our wool's development, aspects that are enhanced through a respectful process that achieves top class products. Uruguay Wools is incorporated as a country brand support to position Uruguay as a reference in natural and sustainable products, with the particular charm of the national identity.

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In Uruguay XXI we coordinate meetings with local counterparts, free of charge and personalized, according to the needs and interests of your company.
We also generate agendas with business meetings and link the exporters of these products with those interested in buying them.

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