Government reports show that external sales for september reached $ 2,531 million, a reduction of 17.5% compared to the same month in 2019. This decrease was explained by the 42.4% drop in sales of fuels and products of the extractive industries. Manufacturing exports sales dropped 9,9%, were the manufactures that were located in US $ 653.1 million. From January to September, the country’s exports were $ 22,843.4 million, a decrease of 23.6%, compared to the same period of 2019. Agricultural products, food and beverages had external sales of $ 637.3 million, a growth of 22.2% compared to last year, mainly driven by increase in exports of unroasted coffee and coffee husks.