Colombia - Net Exports





Colombia: Net Exports

Mnemonic NETEX.ICOL
Unit Mil. USD FOB/CIF
Monthly 9.76 %
Data Apr 2020 1,252
Mar 2020 1,141

Series Information

Source Bank of the Republic of Colombia
Release Foreign Trade
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/1980
End Date 4/30/2020

Colombia: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Net Exports Apr 2020 1,252 1,141 Mil. USD FOB/CIF Monthly
Balance of Goods 2020 Q1 -2,885 -3,071 Mil. USD, NSA Quarterly
Current Account Balance 2020 Q1 -2,711 -3,450 Mil. USD, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods 2020 Q1 11,686 12,986 Mil. USD, NSA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 39,304 40,888 Bil. COP, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods 2020 Q1 14,572 16,058 Mil. USD, NSA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 57,368 58,826 Bil. COP, CDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 31,458 32,640 Bil. 2015 COP, CDASA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q1 50,165 51,012 Bil. 2015 COP, CDASA Quarterly

Release Information

The Bank of the Republic of Colombia reports monthly data on Colombia's trade balance by its' components. Imports and exports are categorized by type of commodity and economic use. Figures are in millions U.S. dollars (Mil. UDS) and are not seasonally adjusted (NSA).

Trade balance is the difference (in monetary value) of a nation's exports and imports. A positive trade balance (trade surplus) indicates a greater monetary value of exports. A negative trade balance (trade deficit) means that the value of exports exceeds the value of imports. 

Major import products are categorized by type of commodity. Imports are also categorized by economic use or destination. Types of economic use or destinations include import of goods, intermediate goods and raw materials, and capital of goods. It is further categorized by type of industry. 

Exports are categorized as traditional and non-traditional. Traditional exports include coffee, coal, petroleum and its' derivatives, and Ferro-nickel. Non-traditional exports include bananas, flowers, non-monetary gold, emeralds, textiles, chemicals, paper, leather, and food products.

Data is subject to revisions and is preliminary for two years. 

In order to match the data from DANE, the Bank of the Republic of Colombia has elected to reclassify the exports of non-monetary gold and emeralds into the group of non-traditional exports.

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