Imports to Colombia fell 11.7 percent over a year ago to USD 3.88 billion in January of 2021, following a 1.6 percent increase in the previous month, amid resurging global infections. Purchases dropped among all groups of goods, led by agricultural goods (-12.4 percent); followed by manufactured products (-11.8 percent); and lastly, fuels & mining products (-10.6 percent). The largest import partners were the US (26.7 percent of total imports), China (24.7 percent), Mexico (5.7 percent) and Brazil (4.9 percent). source: Dane, Colombia

Imports in Colombia averaged 1.92 USD Billion from 1980 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 6.08 USD Billion in July of 2014 and a record low of 0.28 USD Billion in March 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 April of 2021.

Imports in Colombia is expected to be 4.10 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 4.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Colombia Imports is projected to trend around 4.60 USD Billion in 2022 and 4.70 USD Billion in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Colombia Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.82 4.14 6.08 0.28 1980 - 2021 USD Billion Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-12-18 03:00 PM Oct -14.5% -17.2% -12%
2021-01-20 03:00 PM Nov -12% -14.5% -12%
2021-02-11 03:00 PM Dec 1.6% -12% -10%
2021-03-18 03:00 PM Jan -11.7% 1.6% -1.8%


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Colombian Imports Fall 11.7% YoY in January
Imports to Colombia fell 11.7 percent over a year ago to USD 3.88 billion in January of 2021, following a 1.6 percent increase in the previous month, amid resurging global infections. Purchases dropped among all groups of goods, led by agricultural goods (-12.4 percent); followed by manufactured products (-11.8 percent); and lastly, fuels & mining products (-10.6 percent). The largest import partners were the US (26.7 percent of total imports), China (24.7 percent), Mexico (5.7 percent) and Brazil (4.9 percent).
2021-03-18
Colombia Imports Rebound in December
Imports to Colombia rose 1.6 percent over a year ago to USD 4.14 billion in December of 2020, following a 12 percent slump in the previous month, amid the global pandemic. It was the first increase in imports after nine consecutive months of declines, amid higher purchases of manufactured products (4.1 percent) and agricultural goods (14.6 percent). In contrast, acquisitions of fuels & extractive industry products plunged (-41.6 percent). The most important import partners were: China (24.9 percent of total imports), the US (19.6 percent), Brazil (7.4 percent) and Mexico (6.8 percent). In 2020, Colombian imports plummeted 17.5 percent over a year ago.
2021-02-11
Colombia Imports Fall for 9th Month
Imports to Colombia declined 12% over a year ago to USD 4.19 billion in November of 2020, following a 14.5% slump in the previous month, amid the global pandemic. It was the ninth consecutive month of decreases in imports but at the softest pace in the current sequence. Purchases declined mostly for fuels & extractive industry products (-60.3%), namely petroleum products & related (-68.9%); and manufactured products (-6.7%), of which manufactured articles, mainly classified according to material (-15.5%) and transport equipment (-4.4%). Conversely, acquisitions of agricultural products increased (4.6%), in particular those of food products & live animals (2.7%). The most important import partners were: China (23.9%t of total imports), the US (22.4%), Mexico (7.1%), Brazil (6.5%) and France (5.2%).
2021-01-20
Colombia Imports Plummet 14.5% YoY in October
Imports to Colombia slipped 14.5 percent over a year earlier to USD 3.71 billion in October of 2020, following a 17.2 percent slump in the previous month, amid the pandemic crisis. Purchases declined mostly for manufactured products (-16.1 percent), of which transport & equipment (-11.5 percent) and miscellaneous manufactured products (-29.9 percent); and fuels & extractive industry products (-30.1 percent), namely petroleum products & related (-49.4 percent). In contrast, acquisitions of agricultural products increased (2 percent), especially food products & live animals (5.2 percent). The most important import partners were: China (23.4 percent of total imports), the US (22.1 percent), Mexico (7 percent), Brazil (6.1 percent) and Germany (3.8 percent).
2020-12-18

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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