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Social improvement in Bolivia

Infographic: Bolivia’s public investment and the effect on poverty reduction




Levels of extreme poverty in Bolivia have declined drastically in the last few years, coinciding with an increase in public investment. Jun 05, 2015

Government | South America | Bolivia


Economic growth in Bolivia

A new top regional economy has emerged




Bolivia has made more economic progress since President Evo Morales took office in 2006 than in all the preceding 180 years, and not just thanks to the... Jun 02, 2015

Industry & Trade | South America | Bolivia


Growth in Bolivia

Infographic: Bolivia’s international reserves and rate of growth




Bolivia’s international reserves have been steadily increasing in the last few years, as has its GDP. May 15, 2015

Finance | South America | Bolivia



LOCATION:



 

Central South America, southwest of Brazil




AREA:



total: 1,098,581 sq km



CLIMATE:



varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid



NATURAL RESOURCES:



tin, natural gas, petroleum, zinc, tungsten, antimony, silver, iron, lead, gold, timber, hydropower



LANGUAGES:



Spanish (official) 60.7%, Quechua (official) 21.2%, Aymara (official) 14.6%, foreign languages 2.4%, Guarani (official) 0.6%, other native languages 0.4%, none 0.1%



RELIGIONS:



Roman Catholic 76.8%, Evangelical and Pentecostal 8.1%, Protestant 7.9%, other 1.7%, none 5.5% (2012 est.)



POPULATION:



10,631,486 (July 2014 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:



republic; note - the new constitution defines Bolivia as a "Social Unitarian State"



CAPITAL:



La Paz (administrative capital); Sucre (constitutional capital)



INDEPENDENCE:



6 August 1825 (from Spain)



GDP – compisition by sector:



agriculture: 13.1%

industry: 38.9%

services: 48% (2014 est.)



AGRICULTURE – products:



soybeans, quinoa, Brazil nuts, sugarcane, coffee, corn, rice, potatoes, coca



INDUSTRIES:



mining, smelting, petroleum, food and beverages, tobacco, handicrafts, clothing, jewelry



EXPORTS:



$12.34 billion (2014 est.)

$11.51 billion (2013 est.)



EXPORTS – commodities:



natural gas, mineral ores, gold, soybeans and soy products, tin



EXPORTS – partners:



Brazil 34%, Argentina 20%, US 10%, Colombia 5%, Peru 5% (2013)



IMPORTS:



$9.513 billion (2014 est.)

$9.347 billion (2013 est.)



IMPORTS – commodities:



machinery, petroleum products, vehicles, iron and steel, plastics



IMPORTS – Partners:



Brazil 17%, China 13%, US 13%, Argentina 11%, Peru 6%, Japan 5% (2013)



AIRPORTS:



855 (2013)



PIPELINES:



gas 5,457 km; liquid petroleum gas 51 km; oil 2,511 km; refined products 1,627 km (2013)






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