Colombia: Economy

Economic Trivia

Colombia has the largest coal reserves in Latin America.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners: United States, China, and Mexico
Top 3 Exported Goods: Oil & Mineral Fuels, Precious Stones & Metals, and Coffee & Spices

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles; Food Processing; Oil; Clothing and Footwear

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $598 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.257% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $12,371 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 30/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.023% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $79,051 million (2012)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 76% (2013)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 8.958% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.322% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-12,123,578,698 (2012)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 23,107,344 (2012)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 16.9% (2012)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.9% (2012)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 62.2% (2012)
Unemployment Rate 10.4% (2012)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $74,413 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $67,112 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 32.214% (2012)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $16,772 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $5,073,917,700 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Colombia’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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