Exports from Colombia fell 14.6 percent year-on-year to USD 3.40 billion in December 2018, following a downwardly revised 7.8 percent gain in November. Sales dropped for fuels & mining products (-23.5 percent from 19.5 percent in November), namely coal, coke & briquettes (-39.8 percent), and petroleum & petroleum products (-10.1 percent). Meanwhile, exports rebounded for manufactured products (0.8 percent from -7.7 percent), mostly due to manufactured articles classified by material (12.2 percent); and agricultural goods, food and beverages (1.7 percent from -3.5 percent), of which unroasted coffee, decaffeinated or not, skin & coffee husks (6 percent). In December, Colombia sold 20.0 million barrels of oil, a 1.1 percent decrease compared to December 2017. The most important export partners were: the US (24.3 percent of total exports), China (12.4 percent), Panama (6.6 percent) and Turkey (5.1 percent). Considering 2018 as a whole, exports went up 10.4 percent over a year earlier. Exports in Colombia averaged 1.07 USD Billion from 1958 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5.71 USD Billion in March of 2012 and a record low of 0.02 USD Billion in December of 1963.

Exports in Colombia is expected to be 3.60 USD Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Colombia to stand at 4.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Colombia Exports is projected to trend around 4.70 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-01 03:00 PM Exports YoY 3.8% 13.1% 12%
2018-12-03 03:00 PM Exports YoY 15.8% 3.8% 6.0%
2019-01-03 03:00 PM Exports YoY 7.9% 15.8%
2019-02-05 03:00 PM Exports YoY -14.6% 7.8% 13%
2019-03-04 03:00 PM Exports YoY -14.6%
2019-04-03 03:00 PM Exports YoY
2019-05-06 03:00 PM Exports YoY 3.6%


Colombia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -0.78 -1.10 0.81 -1.97 USD Billion [+]
Current Account -3109.00 -3215.00 364.00 -6456.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.30 4.10 -6.40 percent [+]
Imports 4.18 4.48 6.08 0.28 USD Billion [+]
Exports 3.40 3.35 5.71 0.02 USD Billion [+]
External Debt 129205.89 127758.82 129205.89 36431.04 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2528.06 3661.60 6776.22 197.17 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -3365.84 -3032.46 359.83 -6195.12 USD Million [+]
Remittances 616.60 583.50 944.50 162.44 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 12.80 12.80 12.80 3.49 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 852.00 860.00 1035.00 356.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terms Of Trade 131.86 130.17 165.96 73.87 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 5.61 5.60 7.16 5.58 [+]

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Colombia Exports

Colombia´s economy is highly dependent on exports of commodities. Oil and coal exports account for 59 percent of total shipments and gold for 5 percent. Yet, in recent years, other products such as chemicals, machinery and cut flowers have been gaining importance. Colombia´s main exports partners are: United States (36 percent of total exports), China (6 percent), Spain (5 percent) and Venezuela (4 percent). Others include: Netherlands, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, India, Brazil, and United Kingdom. This page provides - Colombia Exports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Colombia Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.40 3.35 5.71 0.02 1958 - 2018 USD Billion Monthly




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