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Uruguay energy report

Uruguay energy market analysis is derived from the most recent key economic indicators, supply and demand factors, oil & gas pricing trends and major energy issues and developments surrounding the energy industry. The analysis includes a comprehensive energy market report and updated Uruguay energy market data.

Uruguay energy report
Update: October, 2019
Format: 2 files (PDF report, Excel file)
Pages: 28 (Report only)
Delivery: Immediate by e-mail


Uruguay energy market report offers an incisive and reliable overview of the energy sector in Uruguay. With a focus on oil, gas, coal and power markets, the report provides a complete picture of the country situation, dynamics, current issues and future prospects. With 2018 market data and continuous follow-up of markets news, this report brings clear and concise insights with which to tackle national energy challenges and opportunities.

  • Institutions & Energy Policy

    The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines (MIEM), through its National Energy Department (DNE),supervises the energy sector, with the exception of the Salto Grande joint hydroelectric plant between Uruguay and Argentina, which is under the direct management of the Ministry of Foreign Relations.

    URSEA has regulated the country's energy and water services since 2002. Its role is to ...

  • Energy Supply


    Like its immediate neighbours, Uruguay has large hydroelectric resources, especially along the Uruguay River, which it partly exploits in collaboration with Argentina. However, those resources are limited and all the projects have already been developed or are currently being developed. Of a theoretical resource of 32 TW, just 5 TW is economically exploitable.

  • Energy Prices


    According to UTE, the final prices of electricity in 2018 were: US$26.6c/kWh for households under the normal tariff (+6% compared to 2017), US$12.3c/kWh for large consumers (-2%). These prices are among the highest in Latin America after Brazil and Chile.

    For industries where the weight of electricity in their production cost is high, in 2015 the government implemented discounts on ...

  • Energy Consumption

    The average primary energy consumption per capita is 1.6 toe, including 3 270 kWh/cap (2018).

    Uruguay's total consumption increased at the pace of 2.5%/year, on average, between 2014 and 2016; it then decreased by 2% in 2017 and rose by 6% in 2018 (to 5.4 Mtoe).

    Oil represented 40% of the country's total energy consumption in 2018, biomass 43%, and hydro and wind ...

  • Issues & Prospects

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In the Uruguay market report you will find the graphs mentioned below:

  • GRAPH 1: CO2-energy Emissions (MtCO2)
  • GRAPH 2: Installed electric capacity by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 3: Gross power production by source (TWh)
  • GRAPH 4: Power generation by source (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 5: Gasoline & diesel prices (US$/l)
  • GRAPH 6: Electricity prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh)
  • GRAPH 7: Gas prices for industry and households (US$c/kWh GCV)
  • GRAPH 8: Consumption trends by energy source (Mtoe)
  • GRAPH 9: Total consumption market share by energy (2018, %)
  • GRAPH 10: Final consumption market share by sector (2018, %)

In the Uruguay market report you will find follow tables:

  • Economic Indicators: Annual historical data including population, GNP growth, imports & exports, inflation rate, energy security and efficiency indicators, CO2 emissions.
  • Supply Indicators: Historical data including oil & gas reserves, electric & refining capacity, energy production, power production and external trade. All detailed by energy source.
  • Demand Indicators: Historical data includes consumption per inhabitant, consumption trends, total consumption by energy source, final consumption by energy source & sector, and, electricity consumption by sector.
  • Energy Balances: Unique tabular display of the overall energy industry balance per annum, also graphically displayed by energy sub-segment.

The Uruguay market data since 1990 included in the Excel file is given below.
Historical evolution allows to easily work with the data.

2018 Key Data included in the excelsheet:

  • Economic indicators: Annual historical economic indicators, energy security, energy efficiency and CO2 emissions.
  • Supply indicators: Annual historical reserves, capacity, production and external trade (imports(+) exports(-) balance).
  • Demand indicators: Annual historical consumption per capita, consumption trends, total consumption, final consumption (per energy and per sector) and electricity consumption total and per sector.
  • Energy Balance: total and per energy.
  • Uruguay Energy Prices: In addition to the analysis provided on the report we also provided a data set which includes historical details on the Uruguay energy prices for the follow items: price of premium gasoline (taxes incl.), price of diesel (taxes incl.), price of electricity in industry (taxes incl.), price of electricity for households (taxes incl.), price of natural gas in industry (taxes incl.), prices of natural gas for households (taxes incl.), spot price of Brent and CO2 emissions (from fuel combustion).

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