Imports to Colombia were up 31.7 percent over a year ago to USD 4.801 billion in July of 2021, following a 69.8 percent surge in the previous month. Despite the high reading, imports increased at a slower pace for fuels and extraction industries (44.2 percent vs 267.2 percent in June), manufacturing (32.5 percent vs 66.3 percent), and agriculture, food, and beverages (22.9 percent vs 45.7 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went up the most from Argentina (315.9 percent), and India (102.9 percent). source: Dane, Colombia

Imports in Colombia averaged 1.95 USD Billion from 1980 until 2021, 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 October 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. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-22 03:00 PM Apr 51% 35.7% 40%
2021-07-19 03:00 PM May 52% 51%
2021-08-13 03:00 PM Jun 69.8% 52% 50%
2021-09-17 03:00 PM Jul 31.7% 69.8%


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Colombia Imports Growth Eases in July
Imports to Colombia were up 31.7 percent over a year ago to USD 4.801 billion in July of 2021, following a 69.8 percent surge in the previous month. Despite the high reading, imports increased at a slower pace for fuels and extraction industries (44.2 percent vs 267.2 percent in June), manufacturing (32.5 percent vs 66.3 percent), and agriculture, food, and beverages (22.9 percent vs 45.7 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went up the most from Argentina (315.9 percent), and India (102.9 percent).
2021-09-17
Colombia Imports Surged in May
Imports to Colombia surged by 52 percent over a year ago to USD 4.372 billion in May of 2021, following a 51 percent gain in the previous month. This large variation was mostly explained by the low baseline effect from the pandemic outbreak, and it was driven by increases in the purchases of manufactured products (59.4 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went up mainly from the US (36.7 percent) and China (39.1 percent).
2021-07-19
Colombia Imports Jump in April
Imports to Colombia surged by 51.7 percent over a year ago to USD 4.697 billion in April of 2021, following a 35.7 percent gain in the previous month. This large variation was mostly explained by the low baseline effect from the pandemic outbreak, and it was driven by increases in the purchases of manufactured products (76.9 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went up mainly from China (108.9 percent) and Mexico (50.5 percent).
2021-06-22
Colombia Imports Surged in March
Imports to Colombia surged by 37.5 percent over a year ago to USD 4.935 billion in March of 2021, following a 3.0 percent drop in the previous month. This large variation is mostly explained by low baseline effect from the pandemic outbreak, and it was driven by increases in the purchases of manufactured products (43.2 percent), namely machines & transport equipment (36.9 percent) and chemical products (45.4 percent), and of agricultural goods (41.1 percent). Nevertheless, these rises were partially offset by a slump in fuels & mining products imports (-9.6 percent), in particular of oil & derivatives (-19.5 percent). The largest import partners were the US (24.8 percent of total purchases), China (24.0 percent), Mexico (6.0 percent) and Brazil (5.0 percent).
2021-05-14

Colombia Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade -1.50 USD Billion Jul/21 -1.90 0.81 -1.97
Exports 3.32 USD Billion Aug/21 3.25 5.71 0.02
Imports 4.80 USD Billion Jul/21 4.92 6.08 0.28


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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