Economic and Financial Data for Colombia *

Last updated: July 18th, 2014

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SDDS Data Category and Component Unit description OBSERVATIONS Other available information
Period of latest data Latest data Data for
previous
period
% change from previous period to latest period % change from same period last year to latest period
REAL SECTOR
National Accounts 1/
- GDP at current prices (pr) Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

186,075.0 181,504.0 2.5

 

8.6

1) GDP at current prices, in Colombian pesos and US dollars, since 1970 to the present.
2) GDP by economic sector, since 1970 to the present.
3) GDP by factor incomes and gross expenditures, since 1970 to the present.
4) GDP by final demand and supply."
Internet site.

- GDP at constant 2005 prices (pr) Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

128,165.0 125,239.0

2.3

6.4

1. GDP at constant 1975 prices, in Colombian pesos and US dollars, annual since 1950 to 1996.                             2. GDP at constant 1975 prices, by economic activity, annual since 1970 to 1996.               3. GDP by final demand and supply at constant 1975 prices, annual since 1970 to 1996.      4.  GDP at constant 1994 prices, by economic activity, annual since 1994 to 1998.                            6.  GDP by final demand and supply at constant 1994 prices, annual since 1994 to 1998.     7. GDP  at constant 1994 prices, by economic activity, quarterly since 1994 to the present.                  8. GDP by final demand and suplly at constant 1994 prices, quarterly since 1994 to the present. Internet site.
Production Index 2/
Industrial production index  (pr) 2001=100.00

Apr/14

132.7

135.9

-2.3

-2.0

Real industrial production index, total and by sector since 1990 to the present.

Internet site.

Labour Market
Employment  3/
- National

Percentage of labor force

May/14

58.3

58.1

0.5

0.7

Monthly data since January  2001.

Internet site.

-   Thirteen largest cities and its metropolitan areas Percentage of labor force

May/14

 

60.9

 

 

61.0

 

0.1

1.5

1. Quarterly data for the seven major cities and its metropolitan areas since 1984 to 2000.      2.  Monthly data since January  2000 for the thirteen largest cities with its metropolitan areas. 
Unemployment  3/
-   National Percentage of labor force

May/14

8.8

9.0

-1.6

-6.6

Monthly data since January  2001.

Internet site.

-   Thirteen largest cities and its metropolitan areas Percentage of labor force

May/14

10.0

9.2

9.8

-3.0

1. Quarterly data for the seven major cities and its metropolitan areas since 1984 to 2000.      2.  Monthly data since January  2000 for the thirteen largest cities with its metropolitan areas. 
Wages/Earnings 2/ Daily legal minimum wage, annual since 1984 to the present.

 Internet site.

- Real Industrial wage index including coffee threshing  (pr)

 

 

2001=100.00

 

 

Apr/14

118.9

119.2

-0.2

0.2

1. Real wage index of manufacturing industry (including and excluding coffee threshing), monthly since 1990 to the present.
2. Nominal wage index of commerce, white collar and blue collar workers of manufacturing industry (excluding coffee threshing), monthly since 1990 to the present.                          
Internet site.

Price Index

- Consumer price index - CPI

Dec.2008=100.00

Jun/14

 

116.9

 

 

116.8

 

0.1

2.8

1. Total CPI, monthly since 1954 to the present.
2. CPI by groups, monthly since 1988 to the present.
3. CPI by cities, monthly since 1988 to the present.        
Internet site.

- Producer price index - PPI   

Jun.1999=100.00

Jun/14

    197.7

    198.3

-0.3

2.5

1. National PPI, monthly since 1970 to the present.
2. PPI classified by origin and economic uses, monthly  since 1970 to the present.
Internet site.

SDDS Data Category and Component

Unit description

OBSERVATIONS

Other available information

Period of latest data

Latest data

Data for
previous
period

% change from previous period to latest period

% change from same period last year to latest period

FISCAL SECTOR
Non Financial Public Sector (pr)
- Revenue Colombian $ billions

Q4/13

51,788.4

48,487.0

6.8

20.7

Annual data  since 1985 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.                Internet site.
- Outlays Colombian $ billions

Q4/13

68,539.2

50,943.8

34.5

12.7

Annual data since 1985 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.
- Interest Colombian $ billions

Q4/13

4,370.5

5,098.6

-14.3

10.0

Annual data since 1985 to the present, quarterly since 1996 to the present.
 

- Balance, Deficit (-) / Surplus (+)  4/

Colombian $ billions

Q4/13

-16,750.8

-2,456.7

...

-6.4

1. Annual data since 1985 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.
2. Deficit (-) or surplus (+) of non financial public sector as % of GDP, annual data since 1970 to the present.
- Non Financial Public Enterprises  Deficit (-) / Surplus (+) Colombian $ billions

Q4/13

978.6

906.7

7.9

-66.5

Annual data since 1996 to the present and quarterly data since 1998 to the present.
- Domestic financing Colombian $ billions

Q4/13

15,190.6

1,442.8

...

-12.8

Quarterly data since 1998 to the present.
- External Financing Colombian $ billions

Q4/13

1,560.2

1,013.9

53.9

...

Quarterly data  since 1998 to the present. 
Central Government Operations     (pr) 
- Revenue Colombian $ billions

May/14

11,768.9

9,401.3

25.2

18.1

Annual data  since 1985 to the present, monthly since 1995 to the present.Internet site
- Outlays  5/ Colombian $ billions

May/14

11,822.6

11,369.4

4.0

16.3

Annual data since 1985 to the present, monthly since 1995 to the present.
- Interest Colombian $ billions

May/14

2,233.2

749.1

...

9.3

Annual data since 1985 to the present, monthly since 1997 to the present.
- Balance, deficit (-) / surplus (+)   4/ Colombian $ billions

May/14

-53.7

-1,968.1

-97.3

-73.1

1. Annual data since 1985 to the present, monthly 1995 to the present.
2. Deficit (-) or Surplus (+) of Central Government as % of GDP, (since 1963 to the present).
- Domestic financing Colombian $ billions

May/14

859.1

1,997.7

-57.0

52.1

Annual data since 1985 to the present, monthly since 1996 to the present.
- Bank Colombian $ billions

May/14

n.o.

n.o.

...

...

 
- Non-Bank Colombian $ billions

May/14

859.1

1,997.7

-57.0

52.1

Annual data since  1990 to the present, monthly since 1996 to the present.
- External Financing Colombian $ billions

May/14

-805.4

-29.6

...

...

Annual data since 1985 to the present, monthly since 1996 to the present.
Central Government Debt (pr)
- Total Outstanding Debt Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

260,176.8

244,714.2

6.3

17.4

Annual data since 1990 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.Internet site
- Long and medium- term external debt  Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

73,625.8

68,836.9

7.0

19.1

Annual data since 1970 to the present, quarterly since 1994 to the present.
- Long and medium- term domestic debt Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

186,551.0

175,877.3

6.1

16.8

Annual data since 1990 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.
- Disbursements Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

13,456.9

7,596.4

77.1

1.7

Annual data since 1990 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.
- Amortizations Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

3,186.1

6,222.5

-48.8

-60.7

Annual data since 1990 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.
- External debt guaranteed by the Central Government Colombian $ billions

Q1/14

3,591.7

3,513.9

2.2

1.6

Annual data since 1990 to the present, quarterly since 1995 to the present.
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit description OBSERVATIONS Other available information
Period of latest data Latest data Data for
previous
period
% change from previous period to latest period % change from same period last year to latest period
FINANCIAL SECTOR
National monetary and credit aggregates 6/
- M1 Colombian $ billions

Jul/04/14

81,752.7

81,882.6

-0.2

12.1

Internet site. Weekly data since 1982 to the present.
- M3 7/ Colombian $ billions

Jul/04/14

352,326.1

351,186.6

0.3

11.5

Internet site. Weekly data since 1982 to the present.
- Total loans  from the financial system with leasing (net of provisions it's not FEN) Colombian $ billions

Jul/04/14

285,328.5

286,399.4

-0.4

14.2

Internet site. Weekly data since 1982 to the present.
Analytical Accounts of the Banking Sector  8/ (PR) Internet site.
Monthly
- M1, private sector Colombian $ billions

May/14

76,653.4

76,853.1

-0.3

16.7

Means of payment, private sector, since 1993 to the present.
- M3 7/ Colombian $ billions

May/14

328,076.9

326,690.4

0.4

12.0

M3+Bonds, Private sector, since 1993 to the present.
- Net domestic credit to the public sector (r) Colombian $ billions

May/14

28,827.7

31,126.7

-7.4

12.5

Net domestic credit to the public sector (Government + others), since 1993 to the present.
- Gross domestic credit to the private sector Colombian $ billions

May/14

303,764.8

299,863.1

1.3

12.5

Gross domestic credit to the private sector, since 1993 to the present.
- Net Foreign Position (Net External Assets) Colombian $ billions

May/14

69,301.5

70,421.3

-1.6

9.9

Net Foreign Position (Net External Assets), since 1993 to the present.
Analytical Accounts of the Central Bank Internet site
Monthly
- Reserve money Colombian $ billions

Jun/14

15,242.4

15,288.2

-0.3

21.6

Reserve money, monthly since 1993 to the present.
- Net domestic credit to the public sector Colombian $ billions

Jun/14

-19,558.7

-20,680.7

5.4

0.4

Net domestic credit to the public sector (Government + others), monthly since 1993 to the present.
- Net domestic credit to the private sector 9/ Colombian $ billions

Jun/14

214.4

223.8

-4.2

80.4

Net domestic credit to the private sector, monthly since 1993 to the present.
- Gross domestic credit to the financial system Colombian $ billions

Jun/14

5,251.7

6,296.8

-16.6

5.5

Gross domestic credit to the financial system since 1993 to the present.

- Net domestic credit to the financial system Colombian $ billions

Jun/14

-10,201.9

-9,185.7

-11.1

-27.8

Net domestic credit to the financial system since 1993 to the present.
- Net Foreign Position (Net External Assets) Colombian $ billions

Jun/14

84,688.6

84,679.5

0.0

8.8

Net Foreign Position (Net External Assets), since 1993 to the present.
Interest rates  10/ Lending interest rate, monthly average since 1986 to the present.
Internet site
- Interbank interest rate (overnight) Percentage. End of month

Jun/27/14

4.02

3.44

 

 

Internet site
(In spanish)
- Open market operations - 1 day

(Reverse Repos) 11/

Percentage. End of month

Jun/27/14

n.o.

 

 

 

 
-Government securities - 2014 12/

Percentage

Jul/11/14

4.10

n.o.

 

 
- Government securities - 2024   13/ Percentage

Jul/11/14

6.54

6.53

      
- Interest rate on 90 day CDs (Banks and Financial Corporation) Percentage.
End of month

Jun/27/14

                4.18

                3.66

 

 

1. Fixed Term Deposit Rate  (DTF)- monthly average, since 1986 to the present, and weekly since 1984 to the present.
Internet site
2. Interest rate on 90-day CD's for Commercial Banks and Financial Corporations, monthly average since May 1980 to the present.
Internet site
3. Interest rate on 180 and 360-day CD's, weekly since June 1993.

Stock market              
- COLCAP Index14/ Jan.15/08=1000  End of month

Jun/27/14

1,705.99

1,659.05

2.8 5.6 Internet site.
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit description OBSERVATIONS Other available information
Period of latest data Latest data Data for
previous
period
% change from previous period to latest period % change from same period last year to latest period
EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of payments  15/ Balance of payments with breakdowns, annual data since 1970 and quarterly since 1996 to the present.
Internet site.
- Imports of goods 16/  and services US dollars millions

Q1/14

17,312.8

16,670.9

3.9

3.9

Annual data since 1970 and quarterly since 1996 to the present.

- Exports of goods 16/ and services US dollars millions

Q1/14

15,699.1

17,289.1

-9.2

-1.8

Annual data since 1970 and quarterly since 1996 to the present.
- Net income receipts (primary income) US dollars millions

Q1/14

-3,408.2

-3,609.9

5.6

4.5

Annual data since 1970 and quarterly since 1996 to the present.
- Net receipts from current transfers (Secondary income) US dollars millions

Q1/14

1,006.4

1,141.7

-11.9

-0.7

Annual data since 1970 and quarterly sin 1996 to the present.
- Change in gross international reserves US dollars millions

Q1/14

663.0

569.5

16.4

0.0

Annual data since 1970 and quarterly since 1996 to the present.
- Financial transactions US dollars millions

Q1/14

-4,419.1

-3,389.4

30.4

45.5

Annual data since 1970 and quarterly since 1996 to the present.
Gross international reserves - stock  (pr)
International Reserves 17/  (pr) US dollars millions
End of month
Jun/14

45,004.0

44,551.8

1.0

11.6

Gross international reserves, monthly since 1960 to the present.
Internet site.
Foreign Currency Reserves (R) US dollars millions
End of month
Jun/14

42,979.7

42,534.0

1.0

11.9
IMF Reserve Position US dollars millions
End of month
Jun/14   439.6   438.1 0.4 11.9
SDRs US dollars millions
End of month
Jun/14 1,118.7 1,128.9 -0.9 2.3
Gold US dollars millions
End of month
Jun/14 437.1 417.4 4.7 9.1
Other Reserve Assets (R) US dollars millions
End of month
Jun/14 29.0 33.4 -13.1 -44.9
International Reserves/Foreign Currency Liquidity      17/    (pr) US dollars millions
End of month
Jun/14

 45,004.0

44,551.8

1.0

11.6

Net International Reserves - Stock  (pr)

US dollars millions
End of month 

Jun/14 45,020.2 44,553.8

1.0

11.6

Net international reserves, monthly since 1960 to the present.
Internet site.
Merchandise trade
 

- Total exports (fob)  (pr)

 

 

US dollars millions  

 

Apr/14  

4,302.6

4,408.2

-2.4

-13.1

1. Total traditional and non-traditional exports, monthly since 1970 to the present.
2. Exports by traditional and non-traditional products, monthly since 1970 to the present.
 

- Total imports (cif) (pr)

 

US dollars millions 

       

Apr/14  

 

     5,454.8

     4,911.9

11.1

5.6

1. Imports by use or economic destination, monthly since 1980 to the present.
2. Imports by product, monthly since 1980 to the present.
International Investment Position 18/ US dollars millions

Q1/14

-108,149.1

-103,418.3

-4.6

-13.7

Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.              

Internet site                         

Assets US dollars millions

Q1/14

132,131.7 128,109.9 3.1 17.3 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
   Direct Investment
   Abroad
US dollars millions

Q1/14

40,077.6 39,183.0 2.3 25.6 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
   Portfolio Investment US dollars millions

Q1/14

31,068.3 28,964.0 7.3 19.9 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
      Equity US dollars millions

Q1/14

0.0 0.0 .... .... Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
      Debt Instruments US dollars millions

Q1/14

31,068.3 28,964.0 7.3 19.9 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
   Other Investment US dollars millions

Q1/14

16,716.9 16,370.4 2.1 7.6 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
   Reserve Assets US dollars millions

Q1/14

44,268.9 43,592.5 1.6 12.6 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
Liabilities US dollars millions

Q1/14

240,280.9 232,528.2 3.8 15.6 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
   Direct Investment
   in Colombia
US dollars millions

Q1/14

131,939.5 128,417.4 2.7 13.5 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
   Portfolio Investment US dollars millions

Q1/14

56,606.7 51,986.7 8.9 27.0 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
      Equity US dollars millions

Q1/14

11,924.4 10,504.3 13.5 24.1 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
      Debt Instruments US dollars millions

Q1/14

44,682.3 41,482.4 7.7 27.8 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
   Other Investment US dollars millions

Q1/14

51,734.6 51,124.1 1.2 10.3 Semiannual  data since 1997 and quarterly since 2000 to the present.
External Debt
External Debt US dollars millions

Q1/14

94,619.5 91,922.9 2.9 15.9 Annual data since 1970 and quarterly sin 1996 to the present.
Internet site
Representative market exchange rate
-RMER
19
/
Colombian pesos per US dollar.
End of month

Jun/30/14

1,881.19

1,900.64

-1.0 -2.5 1. Representative market exchange rate - RMER, monthly average and end of month since 1950 to the present.
2. Real exchange rate index -RERI, since 1987 to the present. Internet site.
SDDS Data Category and Component Unit description OBSERVATIONS Other available information
Period of latest data Latest data Data for
previous
period
% change from previous period to latest period % change from same period last year to latest period
POPULATION In Thousands.

Dec/2013

47.121.1

46.581.8

  ...

1.2

Annual data since 1985 to the present.
Internet site.

n.a. not available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
n.o.p. no operations performed.
(p)   Provisional.     (r)     Revised Data.
(pr)  Preliminary.
Periodicity : S (semi-annual), Q (quarterly), M (monthly), W (weekly).
.... Relative variation is either not significant or larger than 100%.

* The Advance Release Calendar is published in Internet by the Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board of the IMF at:
http://dsbb.imf.org/Applications/web/sddsctycatarclist/?strcode=COL
1/

In 1996, DANE, the National Department of Statistics, the entity officially responsible for National Accounts in Colombia, started the task of adapting these accounts to the United Nations methodology (SCN93). This project includes the change of the base year to 1994 and producing quarterly figures for GDP. Currently, DANE has released the annual national account figures corresponding to 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000 at current and constant 1994 prices and the quarterly national account since 1994 to 2001 at current and constant 1994 prices for demand and ofert.

2/ DANE redesigned the methodology of the Monthly Manufacturing Sample.   The new base of the Industrial Production Index and Industrial wage index  is the monthly average of year 2001=100.
3/

Starting 2000 the National Department of Statistics  (DANE)   introduced methodological changes for calculating the employment and unemployment figures.  The data are disseminated on the new Household Survey with four important changes:  i) now the periodicity is monthly instead of quarterly;  ii)  new changes and new concepts were introduced to calculate the variables of employment and unemployment;  iii) a new indicator was defined for employment and unemployment with national information including the thirteen major cities plus the rest of the urban areas and most of the rural areas of the country; and  iv) relative to the urban indicators, the coverage was extended to the thirteen largest cities and its metropolitan areas.  Previously, the coverage only included the seven major cities of the country with its metropolitan areas.  Initially, the new household survey was performed for the thirteen major cities obtaining monthly results since January 2000.  Next, the information was extended with national statistics, completing the coverage of the curvey for being disseminated since January 2001.    Therefore, there is no compatible information for 2000 and it is not possible to calculate the annual percentage change for the national information.

4/ Revenues from privatizations are included in the financing of the deficit.
5/ Includes net lending.
6/ Corresponds to the public and private sector aggregates.
7/ Starting the week of november 24, 2000, the bonds issued by the financial system are included in the group of liabilities of the financial system that are subject to reserve requirement. Hence the aggregate thus far named M3 plus bonds will henceforth be denominated M3.
8/ The flexibility option has been taken for the timeliness of the data.  Due to changes in the system of accounts (PUC) of the financial system the information between January 2010 and January 2012 is preliminary and subject to revisión.
9/ By Law, since 1991 the Central Bank cannot give credit to the non-financial private sector.
10/ Effective rates.
11/ Starting december 21 st, 2004 the Banco de la República announce the closing of its windows of contraction. (Auctions and Lombard)
12/ Average rate of negotiation of Government securities in the SEN market with maturity in September 12, 2014.
13/ Average rate of negotiation of Government securities in the SEN market with maturity in July 24, 2024.
14/ Starting in november 1st, 2013, COLCAP replaces the IGBC index as the main indicator of the behavior of the Colombian stock market.
15/ Since 2000, the balance of payments quarterly data is published in accordance with the Methodology of the sixth edition of the IMF´s Balance of Payments Manual. Between 1994 and 1999 the data is published according to the fifth edition of this Manual.
16/ Starting in 1994, it includes special foreign trade.
17/
For statistical purposes, starting in August 2008, contributions to Fondo Latinoamericano de Reservas (FLAR) are not included in Official Reserve Assets, Section I.A. Nevertheless, they continue to be considered as a component of the reserves assets in the Banco de la República balance sheet. Contributions to FLAR currently amounts to USD369,5 millions (september)."Other reserves assets" corresponds mainly to pesos andinos and ALADI Reciprocal Credit Agreement balances.
18/ Between 1997 and 1999 the data to this category is published according to the fifth edition of the IMF´s Balance of Payments Manual with a lag no more than six months. Since 2000, the data is published in accordance with the Methodology of the sixth edition of this Manual.
19/ The forward exchange rate is not available for three- and six-month periods onward.

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