International sales of electricity went from $284,000 in 2019 to $ 11.4 million in 2020, informed DANE. It represents an increase of 3,938%. Ecuador was the largest buyer, followed by Panama and Peru.
The consumer price index registered a variation of 0.64% in February 2021, above the previous economic forecast of 0.50%, revealed DANE. However, it was lower than in the same month last year when it was 0.67%.
The value of exports to the US, different from non-mining goods, rose by 10.3% in January 2021. They went from $380.7 million in January 2020 to $ 420 in 2021. Textiles increased the most by 21.4% to $ 18.7 million.
The Directorate of Public Credit of Colombia revealed that sovereign bonds transactions were $1.2 billion (COP 4.57 billion) in February. Local banks were the largest buyers with $439 million (COP 1.6 billion), followed by pension and severance funds ($412 million/COP 1.5 trillion). The Colombian Ministry of Finance was the third-largest buyer ($357 million/ COP 1.3 billion).
Colombia's dollar-denominated bonds fell on Friday to their lowest in eight months as a government financial health warning fanned worries the country could lose its prized investment-grade credit rating awarded a decade ago. With markets still digesting the news and also suffering broader global pressure, Colombia's 2029 and 2030 maturity bonds dropped by 1.2 cents and 2 cents, respectively.