Data recently released by Bolivia’s National Bureau of Statistics (INE) shows that in 2020, Bolivia’s exports of beef were US$67 million, far higher than the US$24.3 million in 2019 and US$14.8 million in 2018.
The Bolivian website”periodicobolivia.com.bo” reported on February 3 that in 2020, Bolivian beef exports will increase significantly and the Chinese market will play an important role. In April 2019, after years of negotiations, Bolivia and China signed the Protocol on Inspection, Quarantine and Veterinary Requirements for Bolivian Beef Exports to China. On August 28 of the same year, Bolivia shipped its first batch of 24 tons of beef to China.
In addition, data from the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) shows that in 2019, Bolivia exported 24.3 million US dollars of beef, China is the main export destination, with exports reaching 10.6 million US dollars, followed by Peru (8.8 million US dollars) , Ecuador (4.6 million US dollars), Vietnam (151,500 US dollars) and France (1808 US dollars).
Alejandro Díaz Salek (Alejandro Díaz Salek), chairman of the Fegasacruz Federation of Animal Husbandry in Bolivia, predicted in an interview with a newspaper that beef exports are expected to reach 50 million in 2020 US dollars, and actual sales (67 million US dollars) exceeded expectations.
According to the website”rumiNews”, data from the National Bureau of Statistics of Bolivia showed that in 2020, Bolivia exported 12,344 tons of beef, of which 82.7%was exported to China, followed by Peru (10.4%), Ecuador (5.5%), Congo (1.2%) and Vietnam (0.2%).