Day: Aug 11, 2020

National agricultural sector loses $13 million per day from the blockade

Sectors related to the Movement to Socialism (MAS) have been blocking different roads in various parts of the country for a week. It causes the productive area to report losses in the millions and also prevents the passage of food, medicine and oxygen to the main capitals of the country. The agricultural sector loses approximately $13 million per day; eastern producers are most affected, losing $8 million per day.

Alcohol exports increase by 29%

Amid an adverse context, alcohol exports increased 29% in value and 25% in volume, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Until May, external sales reached $22 million. For this year the industries foresee to produce 180 million litres.