During this month there was a surplus of the group of fuels and products of the extractive industry and the deficit of the producer group compared to September 2017.
In the meantime, from January to September, there was a deficit of the Colombian trade balance of US $ 4,438.0 million FOB.
In the meantime, from January to September, there was a deficit of the Colombian trade balance of US $ 4,438.0 million FOB. During this period, the deficit with China increased by US $ 424.7 million FOB; This behavior was explained by an increase in FOBs of $ 292.9 million in imports of mobile phones, the agency said.
It was bought more abroad
Dane also reported that in September purchases abroad amounted to 4,047.8 million US $ CIF and showed an increase of 8.4% compared to the same month of 2017. This behavior marked a 11.3% increase in the Manufacturas group, amounting to $ 3,191.6 million and representing 78.8% of the total CIF value of imports. Followed by agricultural products, food and beverages with 13.4% and fuel and products of extractive industries with 7.6% and other sectors 0.1%.
During this period, 24.6% of foreign purchases went to the United States; Foreign purchases originate from China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, France and India.
Finally, during the year, with September, Colombian purchases abroad were $ 37,408.6 million CIF and recorded an increase of 8.4% over the same period of 2017.