The Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) said that as 31 December 2019, the international reserves reached $6.5 billion (16% of the GDP), which is enough to keep the dollar exchange fixed at Bs.6.96. The BCB also said as 6 of January, the level of deposits reached Bs.180.5 billion ($26.1 billion).
Tarija received at least 77,000 tourists, between nationals and foreigners, in December 2019, generating an economic movement of $us 12 million, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism of the Municipal Government.
In 2019 the country spent $700 million for the import of diesel and $300 million to import gasoline. This situation equates to 50% of the $2 billion YPFB received for natural gas exports. Bolivia imports 60% of the fuels required by the domestic market, as YPFB production does not meet demand. By 2020 the state-owned company’s budget is $387.9 million, of which 40% would go to exploration and another 40% for distribution. In 2019 YPFB executed only 38% of its budget.
As September 2019, State-owned YPFB reported a loss of $443.7 million. The president of YPFB, Herland Soliz said that YPFB is still a solid company with an equity of $9.1 billion.