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To which language should you translate to localize in Paraguay?

What the 150 top websites do

Of the top 150 website (Global by design ranking):

  • 77/150 translate into Spanish.
  • 22/150 translate into English.
  • 1/150 translates into Paraguayan Sign Language.

If you need others information, below you can find a selection of economic/social/cultural data



Official language
Spanish 87%, Guaraní 90%


T-Index ranks countries according to their potential for online sales.

Indigenous languages
Anchè, Ayoreo, Chamacoco, Iyo’wujwa (Chorote), Kaskihá, Lengua, Maká, Nivaclé, Pai Tavytera, Sanapana, Toba Qom, Maskoy.

Other languages
Portuguese, Italian, German, Plautdietsch.

Moderate proficiency (EF) – 45 of 113 countries/regions in the world- 7/20 position in Latin America.


Capital: Asunción
Currency: Paraguayan guaraní
Population: 6,780 m
Population density: 17/km2


GDP: 41.72 billion USD (2022)
GDP per capita: 6,153.1 USD ‎(2022) ‎
Exports: $10.8 billion (2021)


Internet users: 81.4% penetration, 5.55 million
Unemployment rate: 6.8% (2022)
Urbanisation: 63% (2022)
Literacy: 95% (2020)


Numbering system
Arabic numerals with comma as decimal separator

Date format: yyyy-mm-dd / dd-mm-yyyy
Time: 24 h time system
Country code: 00595

Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal

Facts and data


$13.4 billion (2021). Broadcasting Equipment ($1.52B), Refined Petroleum ($1.4B), Cars ($515M), Pesticides ($340M), and Mixed Mineral or Chemical Fertilizers ($290M), importing mostly from China ($3.73B), Brazil ($3.06B), United States ($1.55B), Argentina ($1.13B), and Chile ($437M).

Financial inclusion factors (over 15 years of  age)
• 27.1% have an account with a financial institution
• 3.2% have a credit card
• 37.7% have a mobile money account

Ease of doing business
Ease of conducting business is medium (rated 59.1 out of 100). Ranked 18th out of 32 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Ranked 125th out of 190 countries worldwide (2022, World Bank)

$10.8 billion (2021). Soybeans ($2.99B), Electricity ($1.63B), Bovine Meat ($790M), Frozen Bovine Meat ($777M), and Soybean Meal ($766M), exporting mostly to Brazil ($3.56B), Argentina ($2.65B), Chile ($1.01B), Russia ($757M), and India ($235M).

Main local online stores, Compras no Paraguai, MEGA ELETRONICOS, Navenet Atacado, Master10,,, Stock.

Economic freedom
‘Moderately free’ (rated 61 out of 100). Ranked 16th out of 32 Latin American countries. Ranked 76th out of 186 countries worldwide (2023, Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal).

Global Innovation Index
Ranked 12th out of 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries, and 91st out of 132 worldwide.

The Global Innovation Index captures the innovation
ecosystem performance of 132 economies and tracks the most recent global innovation trends.

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

Service Imports (2015)
Service Exports (2015)

Source: OEC

Historical Data Trade Imports

The following section uses historical trade data imports from partners of Paraguay.

Historical Data Trade Exports

The following section uses historical trade data exports from partners of Paraguay.

Source: OEC

Trade balance of goods from 2012 to 2022
The Top Export Opportunities for Paraguay by Relatedness

Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product by showing only products that Paraguay is not specialized in.

Source: Statista

Source: OEC

Paraguay's Most Complex Exports

The Product Complexity Index (PCI) measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Paraguay's Most Specialized Products

Specialization is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA), an index that takes the ratio between Paraguay observed and expected exports in each product.

Source: OEC

Market Growth Imports (2015)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start importing that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Market Growth Exports (2015)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start exporting that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Source: OEC



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Media language Spanish

Information channels
Privately-owned and state outlets make up the broadcasting landscape. Radio is a key news medium. Major business groups dominate the media industry. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says ownership is concentrated in a few hands. The constitution provides for a free press and media operate with few official curbs. The border area where Paraguay meets Brazil and Argentina is particularly dangerous for reporters attempting to cover crime and corruption stories, says Freedom House.

The press

ABC Color – private daily
La Nación – private daily
Ultima Hora – private daily


NPY (Noticias Paraguay) – private
Telefuturo (Canal 4) – private
Sistema Nacional de Television (Canal 9) – private
RPC (Canal 13) – private
Paraguay TV HD – state-owned


Radio Nacional del Paraguay – state-owned
Radio Cardinal – private, news, talk
Radio Nanduti – private, news, talk
Radio Venus – private, Asuncion FM station
Radio Canal 100 – private, Asuncion FM station

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
81.4% penetration, 5.55 million

Share of web traffic by device
74.58% mobile phones, 24.65% computers (laptops and desktops), 0.70% tablet devices and 0.06% other devices.

Median speed of mobile Internet connection
17.45  Mbps

Median speed of fixed Internet connection
68.24 Mbps

Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 110.2%

Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 86.8%

Most popular web search engines
Google (96.23%), Bing (2.76%), Petal Search (0.53%), Yahoo! (0.25%), DuckduckGo (0.1%),  other (0.13%).

Most used social media
Facebook (96.21%), Instagram (1.87%), Twitter (0.75%), Pinterest (0.69%), YouTube (0.43%), Reddit (0.02%), Tumblr (0.02%), other (0.01%).

Internet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
70 yrs (2021)

In cultural terms, women are generally still seen as sexual objects and charged with household duties, even if they hold a full-time position. In other words, Paraguay considerably lags first world standards in women’s equality. The workplace is really a man’s world in Paraguay. In recent years, women have gained access to many positions in the job market as well as in politics, economics, but still face a lot of sexual harassment despite the many interest groups and the government is working to minimize this situation.

A strong sense of social class pervades Paraguayan society. The classes are defined by a combination of family origins, education level and income level. Inflation is high and the lower class is currently paying the consequences of a deteriorated economy, with wages, already low, not keeping pace with inflation. In the workplace, lower classes may feel resentment toward the higher class while the higher classes may feel disdain for the lower classes. People from the higher classes tend to have the higher positions, with the lower classes filling the lower positions with less pay.

Corruption perceptions Index
Paraguay scored 28 out of 100, ranked 137 out 180 countries worldwide.

Paraguay is mainly a Catholic country, but there is a proliferation of Christian sects, Mormons, Baptists and Protestant. Paraguayan people are believers and religious holidays are very important. In the workplace, staff are expected to participate in ceremonies or funerals, especially on the death of an immediate family member of a colleague. The default assumption is that one is Catholic.

Most Paraguayans are mestizo, of Spanish and Native Indian origins. True indigenous  people are a minority and there are some European, Asian, Middle Eastern and Argentine immigrants. Historically, Paraguay experienced the most peaceful inter-mix of the European and indigenous people. Hence Paraguay has two official languages, Spanish and Guarani. Paraguay is truly a bilingual country with a high percentage of people speaking both official languages. 

World Happiness Index
Paraguay ranked 73 out of 137 countries, with a score of 5.578.

Current education expenditure
94.2% of total expenditure in public institutions

Current health expenditure
7.58% of GDP

CO2 emissions
1.1 metric tons per capita

Social statistics sources: WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF

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Languages research

Languages spoken in Paraguay

Social statistics sources: WorldBank/WorldAtlas


  • Spanish

  • Ayoreo

  • Lengua

  • Sanapana

  • Guarani

  • Pai Tavytera

  • Chamacoco

  • Toba-Maskoy

  • Guana

  • Ache

  • Plautdietsch

  • Nivacle

  • Nyandeva

  • Iyowujwa Chorote

  • Toba-Qom

  • Maka

  • Unpopulated

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