Colombia Exports

Exports in Colombia decreased to 4.27 USD Billion in February of 2014 from 4.78 USD Billion in January of 2014. Exports in Colombia is reported by the Dane, Colombia. Exports in Colombia averaged 0.88 USD Billion from 1958 until 2014, 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. 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. 2014-04-18

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
4.27 4.78 5.71 0.02 4.61 | 2014/03 1958 - 2014 USD Billion Monthly

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Current Account -3395.80 2013-11-15 -3784.80 355.90 -3784.80 -3486.69 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.40 2013-12-31 -3.20 4.10 -5.30 -3.42 2014-12-31 Percent [+]
Capital Flows 4374.93 2013-11-15 5638.00 5638.00 -709.42 4664.47 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 986.00 2013-10-15 995.00 1031.00 356.00 1022.86 2013-11-30 Thousands Barrels per Day [+]
External Debt -50.74 2014-02-15 3847.52 4018.45 -3130.97 -285.43 2014-03-31 COP Billion [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4157.60 2013-11-15 4967.40 6773.10 197.20 4885.50 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Remittances 1049.31 2013-11-15 1035.46 1311.91 162.44 1059.22 2014-03-31 USD Million [+]
Balance of Trade -0.07 2014-01-15 0.34 0.81 -1.02 0.20 2014-02-28 USD Billion [+]
Exports 4.27 2014-02-15 4.78 5.71 0.02 4.61 2014-03-31 USD Billion [+]
Imports 4.84 2014-01-15 4.94 5.55 0.28 4.46 2014-02-28 USD Billion [+]
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Exports | Notes
Exports measure the amount of goods or services that domestic producers provide to foreign consumers by. It is a good that is sent to another country for sale. In the past, export of commercial quantities of goods normally required involvement of the customs authorities in both the country of export and the country of import. More recently, with the advent of small trades over the internet such as through Amazon and e-Bay, exports have largely bypassed the involvement of Customs in many countries due to the low individual values of these trades. Nonetheless, these small exports are still subject to legal restrictions applied by the country of export.


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Colombia’s Central Bank decided on November 27th to leave the benchmark interest rate on hold at 3.25 percent for the eight straight time, as widely expected.
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