Principle economic areas - Agriculture and stockbreeding
Agriculture and stockbreeding make up the main economic activities of Paraguay. The most important crops include soybeans, wheat, sugarcane, cotton, corn, tobacco and the yerba mate herb, in addition to a large variety of tropical fruits and vegetables.
On the livestock ranches, a variety of cattle breeds are raised, such as Brahma, Nelore and St. Gertrude, as well as exemplary specimens of sheep, horses and other bovine.
The country’s industry, still in the stages of development, is mainly dedicated to producing lumber, oils, yerba mate, tobacco, yucca derivatives, sugar, textiles, fresh meat, cement and lime.