Paraguay's inflation in June stood at 0.4%, according to a Central Bank report issued Friday in Asunción. The new data showed a slight improvement, compared to May's 0.6%, for a total of 1.5% in the first half of the year 2021.
Paraguay's Lower House Wednesday passed an emergency bill on river navigation and authorized dredging works at the Paraguay, Paraná and Apa rivers as downspouts prevent normal navigation. The document now goes to the Executive Branch for consideration.
Brazil's global meat processor, Marfrig has purchased land to build a major abattoir in Paraguay. Landlocked Paraguay is a full member of Mercosur, who together with partners Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay, has become the world's leading meat export region.
Paraguay's Foreign Ministry Sunday confirmed Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) had agreed to allow the sale of 480 tons of oxygen for medical purposes.
Uruguayan health authorities Friday made a donation to Paraguay of 12,000 doses of the AstraZeneca anticovid-19 vaccine, some of which are due to expire June 28 and the rest by the end of August, it was announced.
A top official from the Argentine Government spoke yet again against a bid from Brazil and Uruguay to make Mercosur more flexible and allow members to broker one-on-one deals with other countries or blocs.
Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez Tuesday reached out to his Brazilian colleague Jair Bolsonaro to negotiate the purchase of medical oxygen above the current quota because it is not enough, according to health authorities.
Uruguay's Economy Minister Azucena Arbeleche and Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo travelled to Paraguay Friday to discuss with the local administration of President Mario Abdo Benítez new steps towards flexibilities Mercosur's rules.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare have announced that controls for the presence of aflatoxins in chia imported from Paraguay were to become less strict, in light of the improvement in the quality and safety now duly recorded.
Revenues for May at Paraguay's Customs Directorate (DNA) were estimated at around US $ 132 million, which represents its fourth consecutive month of surplus so far this year, it was reported.