Bolivia will end 2019 with the highest fiscal deficit in 17 years, at 9% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to the Commerce and Industry Chamber of Santa Cruz (CAINCO). A fall on tax collection and state incomes are the main reasons for the deficit. According to the Jubilee Foundation, hydrocarbon revenues fell by 18% while tax collections reduced by 3.5%.
Bolivia has the highest mobile internet rate in South America, with an average of $8.41 per gigabyte (GB), Chile has the lowest cost at $1.87 per GB, according to the global ranking prepared by the international portal cable.co.uk, based on collection and analysis of 6,313 mobile data plans in 230 countries.
Despite the political situation, Telecommunications companies maintain their dynamism, due to the high consumption in data, according to different rating agencies. State-owned Entel has a 45.4% market share, Tigo by 37.6% and Viva Nuevatel 16.9%.