Top Colombian Imports from the World
In 2016, Colombia bought US$44.9 billion worth of imported products down by -22.7% since 2012 and down by -17% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Colombian Imports from the US

America's exports to Colombia amounted to
$11.9 billion or 26.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.1 billion
  3. Cereal, milk preparations: $1.1 billion
  4. Organic chemicals: $835.4 million
  5. Plastics: $660.4 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $628.8 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $433.7 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $430.3 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $408.3 million
10. Electronic equipment: $401 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from China

China's exports to Colombia amounted to
$8.6 billion or 19.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $2.3 billion
  2. Machinery: $1.6 billion
  3. Organic chemicals: $425.3 million
  4. Vehicles: $326.2 million
  5. Plastics: $298.4 million
  6. Iron and steel: $257.9 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $209.4 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $206.2 million
  9. Rubber: $191.5 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $179.9 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from Mexico

Mexico's exports to Colombia amounted to
$3.4 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $767.9 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $658 million
  3. Machinery: $362.4 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $185.8 million
  5. Perfumes, cosmetics: $178.6 million
  6. Plastics: $175.5 million
  7. Iron and steel: $149.5 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $105.9 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $65.6 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $57.9 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from Brazil

Brazil's exports to Colombia amounted to
$2.1 billion or 4.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $284.9 million
  2. Machinery: $244.7 million
  3. Plastics: $186.7 million
  4. Iron and steel: $166.2 million
  5. Rubber: $119.2 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $112.2 million
  7. Other food preparations: $93.1 million
  8. Pharmaceuticals: $71.4 million
  9. Paper: $58 million
10. Other chemical goods: $57.6 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Colombia amounted to
$1.7 billion or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $358.6 million
  2. Machinery: $319.2 million
  3. Vehicles: $167.4 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $117.7 million
  5. Organic chemicals: $105.3 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $101.7 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $84.5 million
  8. Plastics: $75.5 million
  9. Aircraft, spacecraft: $43 million
10. Paper: $37.9 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from Japan

Japan's exports to Colombia amounted to
$1.1 billion or 2.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $360.7 million
  2. Machinery: $251 million
  3. Iron and steel: $193.3 million
  4. Rubber: $84.4 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $53 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $40.7 million
  7. Mineral fuels including oil: $19.9 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $17.2 million
  9. Pharmaceuticals: $14.4 million
10. Plastics: $12 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from India

India's exports to Colombia amounted to
$945.9 million or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Organic chemicals: $104.7 million
  2. Cotton: $94 million
  3. Vehicles: $78.2 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $54.8 million
  5. Machinery: $45.9 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $34.1 million
  7. Aluminum: $31.7 million
  8. Plastics: $29 million
  9. Manmade filaments: $28.7 million
10. Iron and steel: $28 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Colombia amounted to
$918.5 million or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $111.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $84.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $72 million
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $45.1 million
  5. Iron and steel: $37.3 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $35.8 million
  7. Plastics: $35.8 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $35.1 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $34.6 million
10. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $30.1 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from Korea

South Korea's exports to Colombia amounted to
$888.9 million or 2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $276.8 million
  2. Machinery: $110.9 million
  3. Plastics: $102.5 million
  4. Iron and steel: $92.6 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $64.1 million
  6. Rubber: $48.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $30.1 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $25.3 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $24 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $15.8 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from France

France's exports to Colombia amounted to
$828.8 million or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Aircraft, spacecraft: $164.6 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $138.7 million
  3. Machinery: $100.2 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $65.9 million
  5. Vehicles: $52.6 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $51.9 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $25.6 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $24 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $23.3 million
10. Plastics: $17 million
Top 10 Colombian Imports from Ecuador

Ecuador's exports to Colombia amounted to
$804.8 million or 1.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $143.3 million
  2. Meat, seafood preparations: $123.4 million
  3. Wood: $58.8 million
  4. Sugar: $50.4 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $45.3 million
  6. Fish: $39 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $32.7 million
  8. Plastics: $31 million
  9. Vehicles: $22.1 million
10. Food waste, animal fodder: $20.9 million
Fastest-Growing Colombian Imports 2016
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis