One of the few value added Bolivian products: viticulture!

From El Deber:

Viticulture moves $us 107 million, according to study

2013-09-09 08.54.18 amThe annual consumption of grapes, wine and singani [Bolivian “vodka” made with grapes], who are part of the most important productive chain in Tarija, generates $107 million dollars, which represents 0.5% of the national gross domestic product (GDP), according to the report by Captura Consulting. In the local GDP has a 1.8% stake and could soar to 2.7% if the hydrocarbon sector is excluded. [picture above is from an interesting Bolivian web site for high altitude wine]

Captura’s report reveals that the productive chain of grapes, wine and singani brings to the Treasury General of the nation (TGN) $14 million dollars in taxes, which meant 0.3% of total revenues.

It adds that the technical production of wine and singani is the only industry in the South with value-added /DM

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