GDP Current US$ 27,424 millions (2016)
GDP per capita Current US$ 4,078 (2016)
Agriculture, value added Percentage of GDP 19.97% (2016)
6.64 millions
Geographic distribution
The right to food in Paraguay

The Republic of Paraguay recognizes implicitly, within the framework of broader rights, the right to food in its Political Constitution of 1992, noting that the right to life is inherent to the human person. Its protection is guaranteed, in general, from conception.



Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid


Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.


It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.


It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.

Contribución (%) de emisiones por sectores de la economía, 2010


Refers to the exchange of food and agricultural goods considered in chapters 01 through 24 of the harmonized system, that contributes to consolidate the status of the four food and nutrition security dimensions.

Evolución del saldo agroalimentario, en millones