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Trade in Paraguay

Paraguay was the world’s 102nd largest exporter of goods and 105th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $9.96 billion and $2.16 billion USD respectively. Paraguay’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Fuels and mining products, and Manufactures. In 2022, Paraguay’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Brazil, Argentina and Chile, with trade representing 73.85 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Paraguay is the world’s 95th largest importer of goods and 108th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $15.85 billion and $2.35 billion USD respectively in 2022. Paraguay’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Chemicals. Leading import partners were China, Brazil and Argentina. Paraguay is part of 8 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Latin American Integration Association (LAIA) and Latin American Integration Association (LAIA) – Accession of Cuba.
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General Information

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Official Name

Republic of Paraguay





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

civil law system with influences from Argentine, Spanish, Roman, and French civil law models; judicial review of legislative acts in Supreme Court of Justice


Guaraní, Spanish

Number of Time Zone(s)


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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Paraguayan guaraní

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Banco do Brasil Paraguay - Asuncion, Paraguay - SWIFT: BRASPYPX

  • BBVA Paraguay SA - Asuncion, Paraguay - SWIFT: BBVAPYPAXXX

  • Sudameris Bank SAECA - Asuncion, Paraguay - SWIFT: BSUDPYPX

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Financial Development Agency (AFD)


  • Office of the Under‑Secretary for MSMEs


  • Vice-Ministry of MSMEs


SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Ministerio de Agrícultura y Ganadería

    Unidad de Comercio Internacional e Integración

    [email protected]
  • Servicio Nacional de Calidad y Salud Animal

    Phone: +(595 21) 507 862/507 863/576 435


    Ruta Mariscal Estigarribia, Km. 10,5

    [email protected]
  • Servicio Nacional de Calidad y Sanidad Vegetal y de Semillas (SENAVE)
    Secretaría de Relaciones Internacionales (SRI)
    Phone: +(595 21) 441 491/445 769

    Humaita 145 y Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
    Edificio Planeta I, piso 15

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • (a) Para consultas sobre reglamentos técnicos, normas y procedimientos de evaluación de la conformidad, dirigirse a la Unidad de Coordinación del SNIN del Ministerio de Industria y Comercio (MIC), cuyas referencias son:
    Andrea Celeste Fernández Noguera
    Unidad de Coordinación, Subsecretaría de Estado de Comercio
    Ministerio de Industria y Comercio
    Phone: +595 (21) 616 3284

    Avda. Mariscal F. López 3333.

    [email protected], [email protected]

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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