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Economy, Mining and Manufacturing

Nueva Palmira, cement manufacturing, important industries, Oil refining, industrial production

Mineral production in Uruguay is comparatively unimportant to the economy. The principal mining activity is the quarrying of sand and clay. The government has encouraged the development of export-oriented manufacturing industries; overall industrial production grew rapidly in the late 1970s but declined from 1980 to 1988. The leading industrial activities are the manufacture of woolen, cotton, and rayon textiles and the processing of food, primarily meat. Oil refining, cement manufacturing, and the production of clothing, steel, aluminum, electrical equipment, and chemicals are also important industries in the country. A steel-manufacturing plant at Nueva Palmira was opened in the early 1980s.



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Nueva Palmira, cement manufacturing, important industries, Oil refining, industrial production, clay, Uruguay, cotton, electrical equipment, meat, chemicals, economy, aluminum

 
 

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