Santa Cruz breaks record in food production with 16.4 million tons in 2021 – La Razón

On the eve of Santa Cruz’s anniversary, the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE) published a report on the department of commerce.

The department of Santa Cruz breaks records in food production with 16.4 million tons in 2021; that is, 76% of the country’s total, according to data from the Bolivian Institute of Foreign Trade (IBCE).

“In 2021, Santa Cruz has achieved a production record of 16.4 million tons of food, 76% of the country’s total,” says a report that the university published on in the framework of the temple anniversary.

According to IBCE, with an area of ​​2.9 million hectares (ha), Santa Cruz contributed to the total volume produced in Bolivia, with 100% sorghum, 100% sunflower, 99% soybean, 92% sugar, 75% wheat, 72% rice, 66% corn and 31% vegetables.

In addition, the temple has a herd of 4.6 million cattle, 1.1 million pigs, almost 151,000 sheep and about 67,000 goats. In 2021, it will produce almost 130 million chickens and more than 1,300 million eggs, thus contributing to the country’s food security.

Thanks to the work of genetic improvement, Santa Cruz has managed to create international standards in the bovine industry and is able to sell beef, hamburgers, offal and bovine semen on the foreign market. country, for more than US $ 100 million that he contributed to the business. generation of foreign exchange and diversification of the country’s exportable rice.

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Likewise, the department achieved new milestones last year with $2,962 million in exports; It is also considered to be the leader in shipping, since it receives commercial products (32%) and capital goods (23%).

“With the efforts of the Bolivians living in the region, working in harmony with the migrants, Santa Cruz contributes 30% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Bolivia , added $ 12,355 million in 2021, when it grew 5.7% “, said the IBCE.

The organization said that the temple of Santa Cruz has become a land of opportunity not only for nationals, but also for immigrants, with an estimated 3.5 million residents, which means 29% of the entire country.

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