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Colombia imports increased 4.6%

Staff writer ▼ | August 1, 2014
The first five months of 2014 saw foreign purchases increase in Colombia by 4.6%, compared to the same time period in 2013, local media reported.
Colombia port
DANE released new data   Imports between January and May amounted to over 5.4m
The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) released a report on Wednesday showing that Colombian imports between January and May amounted to over 5.4 million, representing a significant increase from the approximately 5.18 million recorded during this time period in 2013, reported Colombia's El Espectador newspaper.

In the month of May alone, imports shot up by 4.7% versus the same month in 2013, according to DANE.

Last fall, Colombian imports had decreased by 5% compared to the same month in 2012.