Imports to Colombia rose 6.3 percent year-on-year to USD 4.76 billion in November 2019, rebounding from a 16.1 percent fall in the previous month, boosted by higher purchases of manufactured goods (1.2 percent), in particular machinery & transport equipment (10.4 percent); agricultural products, food & beverages (2 percent), mainly food & live animals (11.4 percent); and fuels & mining products (61.9 percent), of which petroleum products & related (93.8 percent). The most important import partners were: the US (27.3 percent of total imports), China (20.3 percent), Mexico (6.9 percent), Brazil (5.9 percent) and Germany (5.5 percent).

Imports in Colombia averaged 1.87 USD Billion from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6.08 USD Billion in July of 2014 and a record low of 0.28 USD Billion in February of 1986. This page provides the latest reported value for - Colombia Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. source: Dane, Colombia

Imports in Colombia is expected to be 4.50 USD Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Colombia to stand at 3.80 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Colombia Imports is projected to trend around 4.50 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Colombia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.76 4.33 6.08 0.28 1980 - 2019 USD Billion Monthly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-18 03:00 PM Aug 7.3% 5% 2.6%
2019-11-14 03:00 PM Sep 3.8% 7.3% 6%
2019-12-18 03:00 PM Oct -16.1% 3.8% -4%
2020-01-21 03:00 PM Nov 6.3% -16.1% 2.8%


News Stream
2019-12-18
Colombia Imports Fall 16.1% YoY in October
Imports to Colombia fell 16.1 percent year-on-year to USD 4.33 billion in October 2019, after a 3.8 percent gain in September, mostly due to lower purchases of manufactured goods (-15.3 percent), in particular machinery & transport equipment (-24.1 percent); agricultural products, food & beverages (-2.2 percent), namely food & live animals (-5.6 percent); and fuels & mining products (-43.2 percent), of which petroleum products & related (-45.3 percent). Meanwhile, other sectors imports rose 29.4 percent. Main important import partners were China (22.8 percent of total imports), the US (22.1 percent), Mexico (8.5 percent), Brazil (6.1 percent) and Germany (4.2 percent).

2019-11-14
Colombia Imports Rise 3.8% YoY in September
Imports to Colombia rose 3.8 percent year-on-year to USD 4.20 billion in September 2019, after a 7.3 percent increase in the previous month, boosted by higher purchases of agricultural products, food & beverages (13.6 percent), namely food & live animals (25.4 percent); fuels & mining products (24.7 percent), in particular petroleum products & related (21.8 percent); and other sectors (76.7 percent). On the other hand, purchases of manufactured goods were unchanged, of which machinery & transport equipment (-4.9 percent). The most important import partners were the US (23 percent of total imports), China (20.9 percent), Mexico (8.5 percent), Brazil (6.3 percent) and Germany (3.9 percent).

2019-10-18
Colombia Imports Rise 7.3% YoY in August
Imports to Colombia increased 7.3 percent year-on-year to USD 4.91 billion in August 2019, following a 5 percent gain in July, driven by higher purchases of fuels & mining products (63.3 percent), of which crude oil (100.7 percent); agricultural products, food & beverages (16.6 percent), in particular food & live animals (28.1 percent); and other sectors (0.1 percent). On the other hand, purchases of manufactured goods dropped 0.1 percent, mostly due to manufactured products classified chiefly by material (-11.9 percent).

2019-09-18
Colombia Imports Rise 5% in July
Imports to Colombia rose 5 percent year-on-year to USD 4.57 billion in July 2019, following a 5.7 percent drop in the previous month, boosted by purchases of: fuels & mining products (12.6 percent) in particular crude oil (19.0 percent); agricultural products, food & beverages (10.5 percent), mainly food & live animals (19.1 percent); and manufactured goods (3.2 percent) on the back of machinery & transport equipment (10.7 percent) and Miscellaneous manufactured articles (5.7 percent).

2019-08-14
Colombia Imports Slide For 1st Time in Over a Year
Imports to Colombia fell 5.7 percent year-on-year to USD 3.98 billion in June 2019, after a 6.1 percent rise in the previous month. It was the first decline in imports since March 2018, due to lower purchases of manufactured goods (-5.4 percent), of which machinery & transport equipment (-1.9 percent); chemicals (-4.1 percent); manufactured articles (-14.4 percent); and agricultural products, food and beverages (-18.8 percent), in particular food & live animals (-14.7 percent) and oils & fats of vegetable origin (-24.7 percent). In contrast, those of fuels and related products grew 9.7 percent, namely petroleum products and related (16 percent). Considering the first six months of the year, imports advanced 5.8 percent over a year ago.

2019-07-19
Colombia Imports Rise 6.1% YoY in May
Imports to Colombia rose 6.1 percent year-on-year to USD 4.79 billion in May 2019, after a 6.8 percent gain in the previous month. Imports were driven by higher purchases of fuels and related products (40 percent), namely petroleum products and related (50 percent); manufactured products (4.4 percent), of which vehicles (38.5 percent), other transport equipment (27.7 percent), clothing and footwear (36.6 percent), power generators machinery and equipment (18.1 percent), and professional and scientific devices (15.5 percent); and other sectors (41.3 percent). On the other hand, purchases of agricultural products, food and beverages dropped 5.6 percent, in particular oils and fats of vegetable origin (-35.2 percent), and coffee, tea, cocoa, and spices (-10.9 percent).


Colombia Imports
Colombia main imports are: machinery and transport equipment (39 percent of total imports); manufactured products (22 percent); chemicals and related products (17 percent); fuel, mineral lubricants and related products (10 percent) and food and livestock (8 percent). Main import partners are: United States (24 percent of total imports), China (16 percent), Mexico (11 percent) and Brazil (5 percent). Others include: Germany, Argentina, Japan, France, South Korea and Canada.

Colombia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1.87 -1.01 0.81 -1.97 USD Billion [+]
Current Account -3917.00 -2887.00 364.00 -6452.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.80 -3.30 4.10 -6.40 percent [+]
Imports 4.76 4.33 6.08 0.28 USD Billion [+]
Exports 2.89 3.32 5.71 0.02 USD Billion [+]
External Debt 137633.12 136184.39 137633.12 36431.04 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3330.18 4050.97 6776.22 197.17 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -3219.49 -3273.06 359.83 -6193.64 USD Million [+]
Remittances 596.90 555.80 944.50 162.44 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 18.92 18.92 18.92 3.49 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 884.00 882.00 1035.00 356.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terms Of Trade 135.41 133.52 165.96 73.87 points [+]
Terrorism Index 5.91 5.61 7.16 5.58 [+]


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