Colombian imports fall by 19.6 percent

According to a report by Colombia's Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística (DANE) on 18 November 2016, Colombian imports fell by 19.6 percent from January to September 2016. During the same period in 2015, Colombia imported more than US$41 billion in goods, compared to imports of US$33 billion in 2016 (RCN Radio). The DANE also reported that from January to September 2016, Colombia's trade deficit was US$9.3 billion, a decrease of nearly US$2 billion from the same period in 2015 (El Colombiano).