LA PAZ – Bolivia’s exports between January and November amounted to $11.94 billion, a 6.3 percent increase over the same period in 2013, the National Statistics Institute reported.
Imports between January and November totaled $9.54 billion, a 14.1 percent increase from last year.
Sales of natural gas, which account for almost half of Bolivian exports, decreased 1.1 percent to $5.54 billion.
Brazil and Argentina are the largest buyers of Bolivian natural gas.
Exports of gold ore increased 330.4 percent, from $296.8 million to $1.27 billion, while zinc exports increased 29.1 percent, from $692.6 million to $894.1 million.
Bolivia also increased its foreign sales of soy products, with a 7.5 percent hike from $874.5 million to $940.2 million, while exports of quinoa increased 39.5 percent, from $132.2 million to $184.4 million, the report said.