Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Colombia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Colombia World Exports Value (US$) 29 991 332 000.00 37 625 882 065.00 32 852 985 837.00 39 819 528 642.00 56 953 516 086.00 60 273 618 168.00 58 821 869 987.00 54 794 812 015.00 35 690 766 593.00 31 044 991 243.00 37 766 321 060.00 41 831 520 220.00
Imports Value (US$) 32 897 045 325.00 39 668 840 245.00 32 897 671 468.00 40 682 507 646.00 54 674 822 113.00 58 087 854 461.00 59 381 196 537.00 64 027 609 808.00 54 035 533 653.00 44 831 142 874.00 46 050 188 812.00 51 230 566 648.00

The value of total exports from Colombia totalled $ 41 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Colombia increased by 10.7% compared to 2017. goods exports grew up by $ 4.06 billion in 2018 (merchandise exports from Colombia amounted to $37 billion in 2017)

Colombia's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Colombia in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 27% (11.3 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 9.69% (4.05 billion US$)
  • Panama with a share of 7.33% (3.06 billion US$)
  • Ecuador with a share of 4.42% (1.85 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 4.04% (1.69 billion US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 3.91% (1.63 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 3.73% (1.56 billion US$)
  • Chile with a share of 2.84% (1.19 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.84% (1.19 billion US$)
  • Peru with a share of 2.78% (1.16 billion US$)

Exports structure from Colombia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 57% (24 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 5.61% (2.34 billion US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 3.9% (1.63 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 3.66% (1.53 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 3.53% (1.47 billion US$): 06 - Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • 2.52% (1.05 billion US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 1.55% (650 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 1.54% (645 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 1.48% (623 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 1.23% (518 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery

What did Colombia export in 2018?

TOP-10 Exports commodities from Colombia in 2018:

  • 32% ($13.7 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 15.7% ($6.57 billion): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 7.06% ($2.95 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 5.58% ($2.33 billion): 0901 - Coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion.
  • 3.48% ($1.45 billion): 0603 - Cut flowers and flower buds of a kind suitable for bouquets or for ornamental purposes, fresh, dried, dyed, bleached, impregnated or otherwise prepared.
  • 3.39% ($1.42 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 2.08% ($871 million): 2704 - Coke and semi?coke of coal, of lignite or of peat, whether or not agglomerated; retort carbon.
  • 2.07% ($866 million): 0803 - Bananas, including plantains, fresh or dried.
  • 1.33% ($558 million): 7202 - Ferro-alloys.
  • 1.06% ($446 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.

The value of total imports to Colombia totalled $ 51 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Colombia increased by 11.2% compared to 2017. goods imports grew up by $ 5.18 billion in 2018 (value of merchandise imports to Colombia was equal to $46 billion in 2017)

Colombia's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Colombia in 2018:

  • USA with a share of 25% (13 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 20% (10.5 billion US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 7.7% (3.94 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 5.52% (2.82 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 4.24% (2.17 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.51% (1.28 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 2.31% (1.18 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 2.28% (1.17 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 1.93% (991 million US$)
  • Free Zones with a share of 1.83% (938 million US$)

Imports structure to Colombia in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 11.3% (5.83 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 11.2% (5.74 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 8.47% (4.34 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.9% (3.53 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.91% (2.51 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.66% (2.39 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.45% (2.28 billion US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 3.52% (1.8 billion US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.25% (1.66 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.98% (1.52 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Colombia import in 2018?

TOP-10 Imports commodities to Colombia in 2018:

  • 6.33% ($3.24 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.73% ($2.42 billion): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 4.5% ($2.3 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.78% ($1.42 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.31% ($1.18 billion): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 2.07% ($1.06 billion): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 2.04% ($1.04 billion): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 1.51% ($777 million): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 1.39% ($713 million): 8528 - Reception apparatus for television, whether or not incorporating radio-broadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing apparatus; video monitors and video projectors.
  • 1.37% ($703 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.

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Colombia | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018