Colombia latest publications

January 27, 2020

Colombia | Financial health shapes consumer welfare

The ability to cope with financial shocks from one's own resources is called financial vulnerability. It is measured as the period of time that individuals can survive by covering their needs if they lose their main source of income and without using credit.

January 27, 2020

Colombia | Economy : New Year New Life

We have just done our forecasting exercise for the global economy and the Colombian economy, and we are seeing the glass get a little fuller. We do not see a world with spectacular growth, but we do see a world in which uncertainty is less than it was a few months ago, allowing world growth to stabilize.

January 23, 2020

Colombia Economic Outlook. First quarter 2020

Colombia meets its potential growth level, driven by an accelerating internal demand.

January 9, 2020

Colombia | Reports 2019 and Projects 2020

It is time to recapitulate what 2019 left us and what we should focus on in 2020. The year that has just ended left us in terms of the global economy great episodes of volatility marked by commercial issues but also by eternal political-economic novels such as Brexit.

January 2, 2020

Colombia | No taste of reform

They approved a new tax reform which they have named "Growth Law". I think that the reform does things that can indeed help us grow but also does others that perpetuate historical criticisms of our tax and social security contribution system.

December 16, 2019

Colombia responds well to complex environment but more is needed

The world became more complex for all in economic terms because of the increase in trade tensions between the great powers. Uncertainties that negatively affected the financial markets generating great volatilities in the stock markets, as well as in the debt and currency markets at a global level.

December 13, 2019

Colombia | Inflation to be around 3.8% in 2019 and 3.3% in 2020

We are now entering the countdown period to end 2019 and the November inflation data continue to show a similar trend to that of previous months. Inflation stabilizes at 3.8% per year, similar to our year-end estimate.

December 6, 2019

Colombia | The world still has much to do for the quality of education

They published the results of the PISA 2018 tests which are a great indicator of the abilities of students from 79 countries in the world in reading, mathematics, and science. These show great challenges for countries of all income levels but also give hope for those who are not doing so well.