Colombia Direct Investment Abroad

1996 - 2021 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Colombia Direct Investment Abroad

  • Colombia Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 1.1 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with a growth of 273.4 USD mn in the previous quarter.
  • Colombia Direct Investment Abroad: USD mn data is updated quarterly.
  • It is available from Mar 1996 to Dec 2021 and averaged 347.4 USD mn throughout the period.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 4.7 USD bn in Dec 2005 and a record low of -1.2 USD bn in Dec 2012.

CEIC extends history for quarterly Direct Investment Abroad. The Bank of the Republic of Colombia provides Direct Investment Abroad in USD. Direct Investment Abroad prior to Q1 2000 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.


Key information about Colombia Direct Investment Abroad

  • In the latest reports of Colombia, Current Account recorded a deficit of 6.1 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 2.2 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 2.5 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 86.2 USD bn in Mar 2022.

View Colombia's Direct Investment Abroad from Mar 1996 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Colombia Direct Investment Abroad

What was Colombia's Direct Investment Abroad in Dec 2021?

Colombia Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 1.1 USD bn in Dec 2021, compared with a growth of 273.4 USD mn in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
1,080.1 Dec 2021 273.4 Sep 2021 -1,167.6 Dec 2012 4,694.9 Dec 2005 USD mn quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021

Direct Investment Abroad by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 13.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 15.5 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 340.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Armenia (USD mn) 8.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Australia (USD mn) 7,158.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (USD mn) 8,147.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -55.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) 64.3 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Bangladesh (USD mn) 36.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Belarus (USD mn) -64.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 2,781.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 32.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -7.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 16.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 2,488.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2022
Brunei (USD mn) 504.0 2018 yearly 1970 - 2018
Bulgaria (USD mn) 23.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) 29.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Canada (USD mn) 49,633.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2021
Chile (USD mn) 599.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
China (USD mn) 42,000.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (USD mn) 1,080.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -242.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -5,559.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 791.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 1,844.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Egypt (USD mn) 94.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -2,234.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
European Union (USD mn) 36,064.3 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1999 - Feb 2022
Finland (USD mn) 117.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
France (USD mn) 7,117.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Georgia (USD mn) 96.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Germany (USD mn) 986.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2022
Ghana (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) 35.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 17,280.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 4,854.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1992 - Dec 2021
Iceland (USD mn) 40.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
India (USD mn) 3,702.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,155.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Iran (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Ireland (USD mn) 46,868.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Israel (USD mn) 2,723.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Italy (USD mn) 4,230.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Feb 2022
Japan (USD mn) 6,399.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Jordan (USD mn) 3.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -139.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Kenya (USD mn) 203.9 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
South Korea (USD mn) 9,112.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) 21.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 2,366.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 0.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -395.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) 7.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) 92.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) -26,401.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 1,728.4 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) -241.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2021
Malawi (USD mn) 18.7 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) -2,164.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Malta (USD mn) -1,669.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 2,113.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -3,085.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Moldova (USD mn) 16.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 5.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) 6.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 175.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -11.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) -105,936.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 274.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 822.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 2,666.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Oman (USD mn) 535.8 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) 20.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -3.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (USD mn) 27.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Peru (USD mn) -670.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 502.5 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2021
Poland (USD mn) 2,192.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Portugal (USD mn) 257.8 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 939.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (USD mn) 131.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Feb 2022
Russia (USD mn) 27,106.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 4,808.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (USD mn) 20.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 14,953.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 447.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) 186.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 683.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2021
Spain (USD mn) 4,600.9 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 4.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 10,856.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) -8,628.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Taiwan (USD mn) 2,539.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Thailand (USD mn) 7,093.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Turkey (USD mn) 444.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2022
Ukraine (USD mn) 0.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Mar 2022
United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 18,924.4 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
United Kingdom (USD mn) 30,159.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -16.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 4,722.278 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 4,561.761 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 16.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 190,847.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 64.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (COP bn) 571,821.857 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (COP bn) 980,686.993 2027 yearly 1996 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (COP bn) 551,613.754 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Central Government: Expenditure (COP bn) 38,676.526 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Central Government: Revenue (COP bn) 13,359.597 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Dec 2021
Tax Collection: Internal: VAT (COP mn) 6,311,189.623 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Tax Collection: Internal: Income Tax (COP mn) 5,755,191.251 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Tax Collection: Total (COP mn) 17,359,871.858 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Tax Collection: Internal: Petrol & Diesel Fuel Tax (COP mn) 154,964.535 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Central Government Debt: Medium and Long Term (COP bn) 700,925.090 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Central Government Debt: Medium and Long Term: Internal (COP bn) 409,082.186 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Central Government Debt: Medium and Long Term: External (COP bn) 291,842.904 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.411 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,094.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1958 - Mar 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 4,968.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 46.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 40,797.821 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 328,550.648 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 40,224.744 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 7,063.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 43.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,644,493.746 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,032,176.446 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 1,199.624 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,841.526 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 302.532 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,669.685 Mar 2022 monthly Jun 1988 - Mar 2022
Trade Balance: ytd: Total (USD mn) -2,786.840 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Feb 2022
Terms of Trade Index (2000=100) 164.733 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Apr 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 1,080.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -6,135.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,157.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2,496.868 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 2.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -281.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 2,778.307 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 172,789.9 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 54.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 24,847.9 Feb 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - Feb 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 7.8 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -17.933 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -161,334.269 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account (USD mn) -5,556.460 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -4,155.660 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 12,838.161 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 16,993.821 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 2,540.395 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -1,972.478 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) 579.061 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Other Investment (USD mn) -2,561.420 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2018
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 4,512.873 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 230,443.781 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 391,778.050 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
International Investment Position (IIP) (USD mn) -161,334.269 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Public Sector: Total (USD mn) 101,657.721 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2022
External Debt: Total: Long Term (USD mn) 147,942.033 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2022
External Debt: Private Sector: Total (USD mn) 71,132.227 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2022
FDI: Petroleum (USD mn) 324.716 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
FDI: Transport, Storage & Communications (USD mn) -220.707 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
FDI: Wholesale & Retail Trade, Hotels & Restaurants (USD mn) 194.172 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
FDI: Manufacturing (USD mn) 247.740 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD mn) 2,157.935 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.0 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - Feb 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 37.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 46,035.680 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1984 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 163,555.610 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1979 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 13.1 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1980 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 8.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jun 2008 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 52,538.8 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 16.436 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 7.5 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 289.200 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 180,122.2 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Feb 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 11.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Feb 2022
Credit to Households (USD bn) 89.149 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1996 - Sep 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 185.900 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1996 - Sep 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 69,740.3 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - Feb 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 147,812.615 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - Feb 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 12.02 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1996 - Feb 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 51.78 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
Monetary Base (COP bn) 141,762.293 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Apr 2022
Money Supply: M3 (COP bn) 703,914.741 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Apr 2022
Net International Reserves: Gross: Gold (USD mn) 289.200 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Net International Reserves: Gross (USD mn) 57,480.537 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1960 - Apr 2022
Credits Institutions: Credit Balance Including Leasing: Gross (COP bn) 578,041.923 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - Feb 2022
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 6.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2022
IOS: Business Climate Indicators: Better Expectations (%) 44.130 Dec 2021 monthly Oct 2006 - Dec 2021
IOS: Business Climate Indicators: Favorable Situation (%) 81.220 Dec 2021 monthly Oct 2006 - Dec 2021

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