Last January, external sales decreased by 24.1% compared to the same month in the previous year. Sales went from $3.419 billion in 2020 to $2.594 billion in 2021. The largest contraction was in coal sales (-69.6%).
Colombia expects to build 16 wind farms, creating 1000 jobs in the northern state of La Guajira. Investments are estimated at $2.7 billion (COP 10 billion), said the Vice Minister of Energy, Miguel Lotero.
The Federación Nacional de Cafeteros produced 1,107 million coffee bags (60 kg each) last February alone. It was 11% higher than the same month the previous year, making it the highest output for a single month in 28 years..
The Minister of Finance expects a higher economic growth rate of 5% in 2021 and 4.7% in 2022. With Brent at $53 per barrel, imports value will increase by 11.8%.
Hoping to return to pre-pandemic oil demand and production levels next year, the National Hydrocarbon Agency (ANH) expects to award at least 15 of 32 conventional oil and gas areas selected in several basins through its Ronda Colombia 2021.