The value of mineral exports to February 2021 has increased by 23.4% compared to the same period last year. Due to the increase in the international price of metals such as zinc, lead, copper, silver, gold and, mainly, tin.
The Food Production Support Company (Emapa) plans to guarantee the planting of 67,660 hectares of wheat in 2021, for which it will support farmers with the supply of certified seeds, agrochemicals, diesel and technical advice.
In 2021 the National Tax Service (SIN) aims to collect 25.81 billion Bolivianos ($3.7 bn) with more audits, legal actions and an increase in taxpayers. The goal was signed in an agreement within the national government and asked sub-national governments to assist in the task.
ACI Sytems and the Bolivian State have initiated a conciliation process to save the agreement reached and discarded during the Morales administration. The project will try to reactivate the joint venture to industrialize lithium from the Uyuni salt flat. The Government announced that they would look for other actors as well.
Between 2019 and 2020, domestic debt rose by 60.4%, from 44.28 billion bolivianos ($6.35 bn) to 71.039 billion bolivianos (at $10.19 bn). The largest creditors of the TGN are the BCB (55%) and the AFPs (42%). The composition of the domestic debt in this way represents serious risks for the future of the economy. In 2021 there are better prospects for revenues than in 2020, but it will be necessary to restrict spending.