Drop in mineral prices will impact Bolivia

The lack of demand in Asia, especially China, is hitting mineral prices. The price of zinc, Bolivia’s main export mineral dropped from $1.2 to $0.87 per ounce. In 2019, the exploitation of zinc, silver, lead and gold generated 81% of the mining royalties for Bolivia. Bs1,025 million ($147.97 mn) were collected, of which 44% came from silver and zinc exploitation.

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