Current Account in Colombia
Colombia - Current AccountAvailable data suggests that the economy sustained a solid pace of expansion into the final quarter despite a sharp decline in oil prices. Retail sales grew robustly in October against a backdrop of weak inflation and falling unemployment, signaling stronger private consumption growth. Moreover, industrial production jumped in October and car sales also soared in the month. Survey-based data was less promising, however, with consumer confidence tumbling to a 20-month low in November and the manufacturing PMI declining throughout the quarter. On 19 December, the deeply-divided Congress passed a much watered-down tax reform bill. Most notably, the original revenue has been halved, thus forcing a freeze on COP 6.2 trillion spending in efforts to fund the COP 7.8 trillion 2019 budget without sacrificing its fiscal goals.
Colombia - Current Account Data
|Current Account (% of GDP)||-3.3||-5.2||-6.3||-4.2||-3.3|
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Colombia Current Account Chart
Source: Colombia Central Bank and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||6.82||0.0 %||Jan 30|
|Exchange Rate||3,163||-0.17 %||Jan 30|
|Stock Market||11,901||-0.66 %||Jan 30|
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April 17, 2019
The Fedesarrollo consumer confidence index rebounded after remaining in negative territory for six consecutive months; it rose to 1.2 points in March from minus 5.6 points in February.
April 12, 2019
According to data released by Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) on 12 April, the industrial sector grew 2.8% over the same month of last year in February.
April 5, 2019
According to the National Department of Administrative Statistics (DANE), consumer prices increased 0.43% over the previous month in March, a slightly softer upturn compared to February’s 0.57% month-on-month rise.
April 4, 2019
According to the National Department of Administrative Statistics (DANE), exports returned to growth in February, growing 6.2% over the same month of the previous year.
April 1, 2019
Colombia’s manufacturing sector contracted more sharply in March, reflected by a drop in the seasonally-adjusted Davivienda manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) from 49.5 in February to 48.9 in March.