Colombia - Change in Inventories





Colombia: Change in Inventories

Mnemonic CIVT.ICOL
Unit Bil. COP, CDASA
Adjustments Calendar Adjusted and Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 73.21 %
Data 2019 Q1 241.15
2018 Q4 900.21

Series Information

Source National Administrative Department of Statistic (DANE) - Colombia
Release GDP - Current and Constant Prices
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1994
End Date 3/31/2019

Colombia: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Change in Inventories 2019 Q1 241.15 900.21 Bil. COP, CDASA Quarterly
Industrial Production Mar 2019 99.4 94.7 Ch. Vol. Index 2018=100, NSA Monthly
Real Change in Inventories 2019 Q1 -250.62 58.41 Bil. 2015 COP, CDASA Quarterly

Release Information

For Colombia, the expenditure approach to GDP from the quarterly national accounts. Quarterly from 1994.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the monetary value of all domestic finished goods and services. The Departmento Administrativo Nacional de Estadistica (DANE) reports GDP at constant prices to adjust for inflations. Data is also reported at current prices. The data set includes quarterly chain-linked percent change of GDP and its components.  

GDP and its components are indexed 2015 = 100 and are not seasonally adjusted (NSA) or calendar day and seasonally adjusted (CDASA). DANE calculated GDP from the point of view of supply and demand using the following equation:

GDP = ΣVA + Tx GDP = GCF + FBKF + Δ Inv + X - M
Where:

  • GDP = Gross Domestic Product
  • GCF = Final Consumption Expenditure
  • VA = Added value of branches of activity
  • At basic prices FBKF = Gross Fixed Capital Formation
  • Tx = Net taxes on products that include: Δ Inv = Change in Inventories
  • + Taxes and duties on imports X = Exports
  • + Non-deductible VAT M = Imports
  • + Other Taxes on products
  • - Product subsidies

The data are preliminary when first released, and become provisional four months later.

Concurrent with the change in currency reference year for the quarterly national accounts during 2018Q1, the source redefined their treatment of insurance premium payments, which shifted final consumption expenditure to the private institutional sector from government.