Colombia - June 2019

Are you looking for a thriving market to grow your food and agricultural exports? Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on a trade mission to Bogota, June 4-7, 2019, and learn how the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) is opening doors, creating new opportunities and helping U.S. ag exports flourish to record levels.

Since CTPA entered into force in 2012, U.S. farm and food exports to Colombia have more than doubled, reaching a record $2.9 billion in 2018. Most notably, increased feed demand for the country’s expanding pork and poultry industries, along with favorable tariffs under CTPA, have led to rapid growth of U.S. corn and soybean exports to the market. Since 2012:

  • U.S. corn exports have surged, increasing more than tenfold and making Colombia the fourth-largest market for U.S. corn exports. 
  • U.S. soybean and soybean meal exports have also soared, reaching a six-fold increase. 
  • Exports of U.S. consumer-oriented goods (including pork, poultry, pet food, tree nuts and beef) have also significantly increased, driven by demand from an expanding middle class.
While in Bogota, local staff from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) will arrange business-to-business meetings with potential customers from Colombia and Panama. FAS and industry trade experts will also guide you through in-depth briefings and site visits where you will discover the many advantages U.S. exporters have over competitors in the region. 
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Data & Analysis

February 26, 2019
This report is an annual update of the food import standards and enforcement mechanisms in Colombia.
February 22, 2019
In 2017, total Colombian food and agricultural imports were valued at $5.5 billion.
October 26, 2018
Colombian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at 1.8 percent in 2017, slower than previous year growth rates, but still higher than other Latin American economies.
April 9, 2018
The expanded Panama Canal in June 2016 marks a key milestone in Panama’s history as an important water route for world trade.