Colombia : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook


$54.7 billion (2011 est.)
$37.51 billion (2010 est.)


$56.22 billion (2011 est.)
$39.55 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

3.4% (2011 est.)
2.3% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

10.8% (2011 est.)
11.8% (2010 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$10,400 (2011 est.)
$9,900 (2010 est.)
$9,600 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

4.4% (2010 est.)
0.8% (2009 est.)
2.7% (2008 est.)

Internet users

22.538 million (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

43.405 million (2009)

Population growth rate

1.128% (2012 est.)


45,239,079 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela).

A four-decade long conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups, principally the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) heavily funded by the drug trade, escalated during the 1990s.

The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government, and violence has been decreasing since about 2002.

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Economic overview

The SANTOS administration has highlighted five "locomotives" to stimulate economic growth: extractive industries; agriculture; infrastructure; housing; and innovation.

Colombia is third largest exporter of oil to the United States.

President SANTOS, inaugurated in August 2010, introduced unprecedented legislation to better distribute extractive industry royalties and compensate Colombians who lost their land due to decades of violence.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast Colombia January 2015 Updater

Country Forecast Colombia January 2015 Updater

  • $ 635
  • Country report
  • January 2015
  • by The Economist Intelligence Unit

The president, Juan Manuel Santos of the centre-right Partido Social de Unidad Nacional, will press on with ambitious reforms until the end of his second term in 2018, supported by a broad coalition ...

  • Countries : Colombia

PRS Group

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

Country Forecasts (Subscription, two issues per year, April & October)

  • $ 899
  • Country report
  • October 2014
  • by PRS Group

Country Forecasts is a 480-page perfect-bound volume published in April and October. This publication provides a four-page summary of forecasts and data for each of the 100 countries monitored by Political ...

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Country Analysis Report: Colombia, In-depth PESTLE Insights

Country Analysis Report: Colombia, In-depth PESTLE Insights

  • $ 350
  • Country report
  • July 2014
  • by MarketLine

  • Countries : Colombia

Oxford Economics

By Country Industry Forecasts > Colombia

By Country Industry Forecasts > Colombia

  • $ 250
  • Country report
  • December 2014
  • by Oxford Economics

Key Features: Broad Country and Industry Coverage. The service covers 68 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa, where 85% of world business is conducted. Up to 85 manufacturing ...

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Colombia - ISA Country Report

Colombia - ISA Country Report

  • $ 99
  • Country report
  • January 2015
  • by ISA

This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Colombia, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...

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