Germany is a market of ample opportunities for Bolivia's exportable supply. Last year the export volume of Bolivian nuts to Germany reached 3,447 tons, with a value of 20.8 million euros. The export of quinoa reached 7.2 million euros, and chia seeds amounted to 2.1 million euros. In the case of tin, sales amounted to 700,000 euros. Bolivian purchases to the German market amounted to 144.7 million Euros in capital goods.
The Government informed the Spanish company, Joca Molinari, that there are no more resources for the Cochabamba metropolitan train, and that external financing will seek to continue with the project. A debt of more than Bs 300 million ($43 mn) carries forward. The project demands a total of $447 million, of which three quarters has already paid. Government seeks external financing.
The cement company Sociedad Boliviana de Cemento (Soboce) maintains its investment plans, which include more than Bs 180 million. Soboce has its cement industries in Viacha (La Paz), Warnes (Santa Cruz) and El Puente (Tarija) with a total production capacity of 2.9 million tons per year.
The forest fires, which persist in Copaibo, Chirimoya, El Ticho and Cabeza de Toro, belonging to the municipalities of Concepción and San Ignacio de Velasco, are mitigated by approximately 300 forest firefighters, volunteers, members of law enforcement institutions and technical personnel from different state agencies.
The national government informed that the meat processing companies Frigor, Fridosa and BFC are authorized to export Bolivian beef to countries of the Eurasian Union. The national bovine meat has the brand called Bolivian Natural Beef, which increases the quality of the product for export.