May 17, 2022

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Bolivian exports maintain a growing pace

The National Statistics Office (INE) reports that this is due to the positive variations recorded with 5.8 per cent in economic activities in agriculture, livestock, hunting, forestry and fisheries.

According to the report, the extraction of hydrocarbons was 27.3 per cent, 10.9 per cent in minerals and 27.7 units per 100 in the manufacturing sector.

According to the source, the main products that increased their exports to the agricultural sector were sesame seeds (sesame), 38.2 per cent, unroasted coffee (21.2 per cent) and bananas (15.6 per cent).

Overseas sales by the extraction of hydrocarbons in February showed a gradual recovery based on a 30.8 per cent growth in natural gas sales, the INE added.

The mining sector also saw an increase compared to February 2021 due to positive variations recorded in sales of zinc (39.1 per cent) and lead (16.6 units per 100).

The company underscores that between January and February 2022, the manufacturing sector’s products were derived from tin (109.8 percent), metallic gold (12.5 points per 100) and soybeans, compared to the same period in 2021. (41.9 percent)

“As of February 2022, the increase in exports in the manufacturing sector was explained by exports associated with granulated urea, which reached $ 25.6 million,” the INE clarified.

In relation to the Andean-Amazonian trade deficit, Bolivia reported a surplus of $ 231 million in February this year, slightly lower than the 237 million recorded in the North during the same period last year. American currency.

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