Imports to Colombia slumped 20.8 percent over a year earlier to USD 3.64 billion in July 2020, following a 27.2 percent plunge in the previous month, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Imports dropped mainly for manufactured products (-17.3 percent), namely machinery & transport equipment (-22.6 percent); and fuels & extractive industry products (-58.9 percent), in particular petroleum products & related (-67.9 percent); and agricultural products, food & beverages (-7 percent), of which inedible raw materials, except fuels (-44.4 percent). The most import partners were: China (31.1 percent of total imports), the US (20.7 percent), Mexico (6.1 percent), Brazil (4.9 percent) and Germany (3.4 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. Colombia Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Dane, Colombia

Imports in Colombia is expected to be 3.40 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 4.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Colombia Imports is projected to trend around 4.50 USD Billion in 2021 and 4.70 USD Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Colombia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.65 2.90 6.08 0.28 1980 - 2020 USD Billion Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-19 03:00 PM Apr -31.6% -16.6% -30%
2020-07-17 03:00 PM May -39.9% -32.6% -21%
2020-08-13 03:00 PM Jun -27.2% -40.8% -30%
2020-09-17 03:00 PM Jul -20.8% -28.4% -21%


News Stream
Colombia Imports Plunge 20.8% YoY in July
Imports to Colombia slumped 20.8 percent over a year earlier to USD 3.64 billion in July 2020, following a 27.2 percent plunge in the previous month, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Imports dropped mainly for manufactured products (-17.3 percent), namely machinery & transport equipment (-22.6 percent); and fuels & extractive industry products (-58.9 percent), in particular petroleum products & related (-67.9 percent); and agricultural products, food & beverages (-7 percent), of which inedible raw materials, except fuels (-44.4 percent). The most import partners were: China (31.1 percent of total imports), the US (20.7 percent), Mexico (6.1 percent), Brazil (4.9 percent) and Germany (3.4 percent).
2020-09-17
Colombia Imports Slump 27.2% in June
Imports to Colombia plunged 27.2 percent year-on-year to USD 2.89 billion in June 2020, following a 39.9 percent plunge in the previous month, amid the coronavirus crisis. Imports declined mainly for manufactured products (-25 percent), in particular machinery & transport equipment (-31.8 percent); and fuels & extractive industry products (-76.9 percent), namely petroleum products & related (-86.9 percent). On the other hand, purchases of agricultural products, food & beverages rose 4.8 percent, of which food products & live animals (8.6 percent). Main import partners were: China (29.6 percent of total imports), the US (20.2 percent), Mexico (5.6 percent), Brazil (4.8 percent) and Germany (4.8 percent).
2020-08-13
Colombia Imports Drop to Over 10-Year Low in May
Imports to Colombia slumped 39.9 percent over a year earlier to an over ten-year low of USD 2.88 billion in May 2020, following a 31.6 percent plunge in the previous month, as the coronavirus pandemic hit global demand. Imports dropped mainly for manufactured products (-42 percent), of which machinery & transport equipment (-55 percent); fuels & extractive industry products (-64.2 percent), in particular petroleum products & related (-70.8 percent); and agricultural products, food & beverages (-8.1 percent), namely food products & live animals (-8.4 percent). The most important import partners were: the US (26.3 percent of total imports), China (23.4 percent), Brazil (4.8 percent), Mexico (4.2 percent) and Germany (4 percent).
2020-07-17
Colombia Imports Slumps to Over 10-Year Low in April
Imports to Colombia plunged 31.6 percent over a year earlier to an over ten-year low of USD 3.09 billion in April 2020, following a 16.6 percent decline in the previous month, amid the coronavirus restrictions. Imports slumped mainly for manufactured products (-35.5 percent), in particular machinery & transport equipment (-50.4 percent); fuels & extractive industry products (-38.6 percent), namely petroleum products & related (-35.9 percent); agricultural products, food & beverages (-3.8 percent), of which beverages & tobacco (-43.9 percent); and other sectors (-63.3 percent). Main import partners were: the US (30.6 percent of total imports), China (17.8 percent), Mexico (6.7 percent), Brazil (5.6 percent) and Germany (4.4 percent).
2020-06-19

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.

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