Bolivian gas exports to Argentina grew by 19.10% during the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, according to official information from Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB).
The most current figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) show that the unemployment rate in urban areas, as of February, reached 8.9%. The workers are demanding a 5% wage increase and the reinstatement of people fired during the pandemic. In response, the Government proposed a rise of 0.67%, the equivalent of Bs 14, to avoid a collapse of the country's economy.
Moody's Investor Service Risk Rating Agency forecasts that Bolivia's economic growth this year will recover above 4%, but in the future, it will be at 3% and warns of risks regarding the high public debt and the fall in net international reserves (NIR).