The livestock sector has exported 3,000 tons of beef for $16 million to China. Óscar Ciro Pereyra, president of the Santa Cruz Cattlemen’s Federation (Fegasacruz), reported that there is a surplus of 40,000 tons of beef that can be exported, in addition to China, to markets such as Russia. Also, production for domestic consumption is around 200,000 tons, which has generated an income of $500 million.
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), manufacturing industry exports between January and November 2019 reached $3.3 billion, representing 40% of Bolivia’s total exports. Metallic gold is the main product, whose sales abroad reached $1.5 billion.
YPFB’s Ammonia and Urea Plant recorded a loss of $34.4 million during 2018 and 2019, according to an analysis by the consulting firm Gas Energy Latin America (GELA). According to the report, the state-owned plant registered a los of $12.5 million in 2019 and $21.9 million in 2018.