The area sown for the winter season grows by 5%.

The sorghum crop registered the highest growth with 435,000 hectares planted, representing a 12% increase over the previous winter, while the chia decreased to 19,000 hectares, 24% less than last winter's cycle. The sector estimates to cover 1,128,000 hectares with the crops of sorghum, sunflower, wheat, corn, chia and soybean, 5% more than the area sown in the previous winter cycle.

Bolivia’s Congress passes law releasing $200 mn from hydrocarbon tax

The plenary session of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly (PLA) sanctioned, this Thursday, the law that transfers in favour of the municipalities, governments and universities 12% of the Direct Tax on Hydrocarbons (DTH), which will allow them to inject $ 200 million to face and contain the expansion of the coronavirus pandemic.

Urea exports fall 52%, and imports rise 189%

The Bulo Bulo plant stopped working eight months ago, and Bolivia went from being an exporter of urea to an importer of this fertilizer. While foreign sales fell by 52 per cent in volume (almost the same in value), purchases from abroad (especially from Peru) climbed by 189 per cent.