Imports to Colombia jumped 31.1 percent year-on-year to USD 5.17 billion in October of 2018, following a 8.4 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest value since December 2014. Purchases were mainly boosted by manufactured products (33.3 percent), namely machinery and transport equipment (47.7 percent) and agricultural products (14.3 percent), of which food products and live animals (25.9 percent). In addition, imports of fuels and related products grew 38.9 percent, mostly petroleum products and related (37 percent). Considering the first ten months of 2018, Colombian imports advanced 10.7 percent over a year ago. Imports in Colombia averaged 1.80 USD Billion from 1980 until 2018, 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.

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 3.85 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Colombia Imports is projected to trend around 3.80 USD Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-18 03:00 PM Imports YoY 15.9% 11.9% 7%
2018-10-18 03:00 PM Imports YoY 9.3% 15.9% 10%
2018-11-14 03:00 PM Imports YoY 8.4% 9.3% -3.7%
2018-12-18 03:00 PM Imports YoY 31.1% 8.4% 7.8%
2019-01-22 03:00 PM Imports YoY 31.1%
2019-02-14 03:00 PM Imports YoY
2019-03-20 03:00 PM Imports YoY


Colombia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1.40 -0.50 0.81 -1.97 USD Billion [+]
Current Account -3109.00 -3215.00 364.00 -6456.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.30 4.10 -6.40 percent [+]
Imports 5.17 4.05 6.08 0.28 USD Billion [+]
Exports 3.79 3.50 5.71 0.02 USD Billion [+]
External Debt 127758.82 126191.69 127758.82 36431.04 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2528.06 3661.60 6776.22 197.17 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -3365.84 -3032.46 359.83 -6195.12 USD Million [+]
Remittances 529.10 576.30 944.50 162.44 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 12.80 12.80 12.80 3.49 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 852.00 860.00 1035.00 356.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terms Of Trade 137.79 145.29 165.96 73.87 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 5.60 5.95 7.16 5.58 [+]

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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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.17 4.05 6.08 0.28 1980 - 2018 USD Billion Monthly




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