Protests in Colombia have caused between $1.6 billion and $2.7 billion in losses

Economic losses from protests in Colombia range from Co$6 trillion ($1.6 billion) to Co$10 trillion ($2.7 billion), finance minister José Manuel Restrepo said. Trade, freight transport and agriculture are the sectors most affected. The damage will result, according to the official, in a slowdown of the expected growth in these months. The consensus among businessmen is that the blow to employment will be hard, because many sectors will take up to a year and a half to recover.

Source: El Tiempo