Agriculture gains ground in the GDP structure with 12.2%

During 2019, the sector with the highest growth rate was agriculture. Agricultural activities had increased their share of GDP from 11.6% in 2017 to 12.2% in 2019. Oilseed and industrial products, such as soybeans and sugarcane, represent 65% of the country’s agricultural production, covering 45% of the area planted in Bolivia. In 2019 they presented a 4.4% increase in total production. The area planted grew by 5.3%; however, average yields for these crops fell by almost 1%.

Source: El Deber