Bolivia’s mining industry grew by 52pc in the first half of the year compared to H1 2020 according to the country’s National Institute of Statistics (INE).
The country’s zinc production increased by 50.5pc to 240,402mt in H1 2021 from 158,700mt in the same period last year. During this time frame under comparison, lead output increased by 29pc to 45,702mt from 27,800mt while copper production increased by 15.4pc to 1,465.39mt from 1,270mt.
The overall growth in the mining sector, however, was led by a 67.3pc rise in silver production to 633.7mt and a 63pc increase in gold production to2,378mt in H1 2021, up from 379.37mt and 146 mt in H1 2020, respectively.
Total mineral production increased by 8.8pc in June 2021 against the previous month and by 17pc against June 2020. INE reported that foreign sales of silver, gold, zinc and tin, in June 2021 reached $392mn.