Bolivian exports were approximately $4.8 billion in 2009, up from $652 million in 1991. Imports stood at $4.1 billion in 2009.
Bolivia’s primary export commodities include natural gas, soybeans, crude petroleum, zinc ore and tin. The country’s main export partners are Brazil, the US and Japan. The chart below shows the imports in Bolivia in 2008 and 2009.
Bolivia’s primary import commodities include petroleum products, plastics, paper, aircrafts, automobiles and insecticides. The country’s main import partners are Brazil, Argentina, the US, Peru and China.
Bolivia’s trade with neighboring countries is growing due to its participation in several regional trade agreements. Bolivia is a member of the Andean Community, along with Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Bolivia is also an associate member of the Mercosur, and is focused on developing its market through membership in the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA), whose members include Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua.