In January 2023, Colombian imports totaled 5.529 million dollars, marking an 8.6% decrease compared to the same month in 2022. The decline was primarily due to the fall in the manufacturing group, which decreased by 18.1%.
During the first month of the year, Colombia’s imports were mostly in the form of manufactured goods, accounting for 67.6% of the total, followed by fuels and products from extractive industries at 16.7%, agriculture, food, and beverages at 15.6%, and other sectors at 0.1%.
Of the total imports in January, the manufacturing group accounted for 3.736 million dollars, reflecting an 18.1% decrease compared to January 2022. The decrease in this group was mainly due to lower purchases of chemical products and related items, which fell by 22.9%.
In 2022, Colombia’s economy exceeded expectations by growing at its fastest pace in over a century, with imports abroad totaling 77,413 million dollars, representing a growth of 26.7% compared to the 61.101 million dollars in 2021.
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