Trade balance deficit added US$10,861.9 million to September

Trade balance deficit added US$10,861.9 million to September

In October, Colombia’s trade balance deficit totaled US$10,861.9 million FOB so far this year until September. This was revealed on Tuesday by the National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane) with the presentation of the monthly import report.

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Specifically, for the ninth month of the year, exports were registered for US$43,828.9 million FOB, while imports were US$54,690.8 million FOB. This produced the aforementioned imbalance of US$10,861.9 million FOB, which grew by 0.8% compared to the previous year.

In 2022, external purchases totaled US$39,687.2 million FOB and sales to the world accounted for US$28,890.5 million FOB. The trade balance deficit for this period was US$10,796.7 million FOB.

(Colombia’s GDP grew 7% in the third quarter of 2022).

Only in September, the trade balance deficit was US$1,401.4 million for a month with foreign purchases for US$6,180.0 million and foreign sales for US$4,778.6 million. In the same month last year, the trade imbalance was US$928.7 million, accounting for US$3,996.0 million in imports and another US$3,067.3 million in exports.

In Latin America, as of September, Colombia has a trade deficit with Brazil of US$1,807.8 million; Mexico for US$1,717.5 million; Argentina with US$659.4 million and Bolivia with US$311.2 million.

(Grupo Argos reported income of $15.6 billion, as of September 2022).

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