Hydrocarbon exports fell by 41% and mineral exports by 23%

Hydrocarbon exports fell by 41% and mineral exports by 23% year-on-year between January and September 2020. Other sectors that registered a drastic fall in this period were textile apparel with a 64% drop, jewellery -37%, leather -36% and chestnuts -23%. Beef exports tripled their sales with a growth of 219%, followed by the export of sunflower and derivatives with 46%, cocoa with 28%, coffee 18% and milk 18% growth.

Bolivia exported urea for $4.76 million

Between January and June of this year, Bolivia exported 21,763 tons of urea from the Bulo Bulo plant in the Cochabamba tropics, for a value of US$ 4.7 million, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Brazil and Peru were the only ones to acquire the fertilizer of the Ammonia and Urea Plant, of the state-owned Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB).

Banana exports to the Argentine market reactivate by 60%

The export of bananas from the Cochabamba tropics to the Argentine market was reactivated by approximately 60 per cent in volume. Producers estimate a total cost of 2.5 dollars per box and end up receiving only 1.8 dollars per pack, with a consequent loss of 7 cents on the dollar per box. Exports have maintained to preserve a market and in the face of competition from Ecuadorian bananas. Also, it was necessary to conserve employment for more than 2 thousand families in the Cochabamba tropics who live from this activity.