Day: May 13, 2020

Remittances to the first quarter of 2020 reached $285.4 mn

The flow of remittances in the first quarter of 2020 reached $285.4 million, lower than the amount registered in the same period of the previous year, due to the measures to contain the spread of COVID – 19 implemented in most of the countries that send family remittances. By country of origin, money transfers came mainly from Spain 41%, the United States 19.6%, Chile 12.9%, Brazil 6.9% and Argentina 5.1%. By destination, remittances arrived mainly to the departments of Santa Cruz 42.3%, Cochabamba 32.4% and La Paz 12.3%.

The external public debt reached $ 11.3 bn

The balance of the external public debt to March 31, 2020, reached $11.3 billion. Disbursements amounted to $185.1 million. Capital amortization reached $107.3 million, interest and commissions amounted to $114.2 million, with a total debt service of $221.5 million. As to public external debt sustainability coefficients to date, the Solvency indicator (External Debt Balance over Gross Domestic Product DE/GDP) reached 26.6% (the limit is 50%), and the External Debt Service over Goods and Services Exports (SD/Xbs) reached 7.7% (the limit is 15%).