19,200 units of smuggled Brahma beer confiscated

The National Customs together with the Armed Forces achieved the seizure of 19,200 units of smuggled Brazilian beer, in a truck intercepted near Villa Montes, department of Tarija. The operation was carried out in the community of Arenales, near the Customs Inspection Point of Villa Montes.

Bolivian cement demand down 13% in September

Cement consumption in Bolivia dropped 12.6% year on year to 337,063t in September 2020 from 385,624t in September 2019, according to the country’s statistics office, INE. In the first nine months of 2020 the Bolivian cement market contracted by 33% year on year to 1.977Mt from 2.952Mt in the same period of 2019.

Bolivia lost 27% of its Amazon forest between 2000 and 2018

Bolivia lost 27$ of its Amazon forest cover to fires from 2000 to 2018, said a study from the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG). The report covers the whole Amazon region that is shared by Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana and the territory of French Guiana. RAISG said that between 2000 and 2018 the Amazon region lost 8% or 513,016 square kilometres of its rainforest to fires.