0.47% cumulative inflation to September

The accumulated Consumer Price Index (CPI) as of September this year registered a positive variation of 0.47%, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). In September, the CPI reported a negative variance of 1% concerning August. The accumulated variation to September was positive by 0.45% and at twelve months reached 0.46%. The negative variation of 1% registered in September can be explained, mainly by the decrease in prices of products from the Food and Non-alcoholic Beverages division.

ABT prohibits burns nationwide

The number of hot spots exceeded the records of 2019, in the period from September 28 to October 4 there have been 27,152 hot spots, the figures represent an increase of 22%. To date, the department of Santa Cruz concentrates 54.95% of heat sources in the country (data from January to October 2020). There are 57 active forest fires nationwide, including Chuquisaca and Cochabamba, which have led to a ban on any burning throughout the country.

Mining exports fall by 43.9%

Mineral exports in eight months fell by 43.9% to a value of $817.7 million. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, zinc sales fell by 50.7%; silver sales fell by 28.9%; lead sales fell by 48.1%, and tin sales barely amounted to 0.9 million dollars. Total tin exports fell by 47.6% compared to August last year, and metallic gold sales were 36.6% lower than in 2019.