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Colombia - Exchange Rate

Peso plunges amid wider emerging markets selloff

On 6 September, the Colombian peso ended the day at 3,086 per USD, weakening 6.4% over the same day in August. The peso has fallen 3.4% on a year-to-date basis and 6.0% from same day last year amid a wider sell-off in emerging markets.

Argentina’s rapidly deteriorating currency crisis has weighed on the Colombian peso and the currencies of other regional players. The ongoing turmoil in the Turkish lira, the intensifying U.S.–China trade war, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s move to tighten monetary policy, and falling oil prices have also spurred a rapid sell-off in emerging market currencies.

Colombian Peso Exchange Rate Forecast

The Met the why particular panel sees the peso regaining some lost ground by the end of the year but remaining relatively weak. Met the why particular analysts see the peso ending 2018 at 2,906 per USD and 2019 at 2,948 per USD.

Colombia - Exchange Rate Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Exchange Rate (vs USD)1,930  2,389  3,175  3,002  2,985  

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Colombia Exchange Rate Chart

Colombia Exchange Rate
Note: Colombian Peso (COP) per U.S. dollar.
Source: Thomson Reuters.

Colombia Facts

Bond Yield7.090.0 %Nov 15
Exchange Rate3,190-0.17 %Nov 15
Stock Market12,327-0.66 %Nov 15

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