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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: COLUMBIA

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights from outline key data on the top 21 global export markets.

October 30, 2012  by Staff

The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: industrial and transportation equipment, chemicals, oil and gas, energy

GDP: $435.4 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 4.3% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $9,800 (2010 est.)


Population: 44,725,543 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 21.78 million (2008)

Products: coffee, cut flowers, bananas, rice, tobacco, corn, sugarcane, cocoa beans, oilseed, vegetables; forest products; shrimp

Industry: textiles, food processing, clothing and footwear, foodstuffs, chemicals, cement, gold, coal, emeralds

Exports: $40.78 billion (2010 est.)

Export Markets: petroleum, coffee, coal, nickel, emeralds, apparels, bananas, cut flowers

Export partners: U.S. (42%), E.U. (12.6%), China (5.2%), Ecuador (4.5%)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Columbia: $418.1M

Major exports to Columbia: vegetable products ($146.4M), machinery and electrical components ($71.4M), base metals ($21M), minerals products ($35M), chemicals products ($44.7M)

Imports from Columbia: $474.6M

Major imports: vegetable products ($248.6M), mineral products ($155.6M)

Trade Commissioner
Mrs. Claudia Paola Gutierrez Chaves
The Embassy of Canada to Colombia / Ambassade du Canada en Colombie
Scotiabank Tower, 14th Floor Carrera 7 # 114-33 , Bogota, Colombia
(011-57-1) 657-9800 Fax: (011-57-1) 657-9915

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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