The Superior Council of Fiscal Policy of Colombia (Confis) conceded a financial guarantee of $ 56 million (COP198,119 million) to build the Palestina Coffee Airport in the country's coffee region. This amount tops up to COP 250,000 million previously granted by the government. In total, the central government assumes 84.3% of the project's costs, estimated at $70 million (COP 531,858 million).
The number of clients with at least one credit product went from 13,6 million to 13,3 million between the last quarter of 2019 and 2020. This fell was especially significant in microcredit (-6.2%) and vehicle services (-5.2%). However, house loans inverted the trend, increasing by 2,5% over the same period.
Different financial institutions have revealed their economic forecast for 2021, ranging from 3,5 to 5,8%. Among those, JP Morgan estimates the highest rate (5,8%), followed by Corficolombiana and Banco Davivienda (5.3%)%. However, the Government's forecast is lower ( 5%), followed by the Central Bank (4.5%). Sectors such as infrastructure construction and oil are expected to rebound the highest.
From January to November 2020, Colombian fresh flower exports reached $1,393 million, revealed DANE. The top importing destinations were the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands. Colombian Roses were one of the most demanded types by the international market.
In 2020, the Colombian agri-food sector exported $ 7,812 billion, increasing 7% from 2019. It made 53% of all non-mining exports of the country. The United States remained the main buyer with 37% of all products, followed by the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. The main exported goods were coffee derivatives, fish fillets and fresh fruits.