After almost two weeks of roadblocks, the shortage of beef is almost total in the country's markets. Livestock producers in Beni and Santa Cruz have not been able to deliver more than 3.2 million kilos to the western cities, and the economic damage to the sector exceeds 7 million dollars.
The government planned a budget of $ 472.5 million to implement the National Response and Rehabilitation Plan for the Agricultural Sector, given the effects of COVID-19. Around $200 million come from international cooperation, the Plurinational Legislative Assembly must approve the resources.
Aggregate collections as of August 3 fell by 30.5%, compared to figures collected in the same period in 2019. They fell from Bs36.07 billion ($5.18 bn) to Bs25.09 billion ($3.6 bn).
The Planning, Economic Policy and Finance Commission of the House of Representatives unfroze, this Wednesday, the credits of the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that reach a total of $704.3 million. Two loans, one from the World Bank for $254.3 million and the IDB credit of $450 million. The Bills will submit to the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies, once the Ministry of Economy delivers the answers to observations made on the destination of the resources.
Profits of financial entities fell in 31.33% until June, according to the report of the Financial System Supervisory Authority (ASFI). In the first semester profits reached $697 million. The figure is less than $1.015 billion reported in the same period of last year.