BY LBC STAFF
Meanwhile, the United States is Colombia's top trade partner, accounting for 33.8 percent of the country's total commerce, according to a Latin Business Chronicle analysis of 2010 data from Colombian statistics agency DANE.
During the first half of this year, trade reached $17.7 billion, a 13.1 percent increase from the first half in 2010, according to another Latin Business Chronicle analysis. That was again the fourth-best result in
In both cases, Colombian exports to the
Last year, Colombian exports jumped 38.2 percent to $15.6 billion, while
During the first half of the year, Colombian exports grew a whopping 46.4 percent to $10.7 billion.
That was the second-highest increase in
Colombia's trade with the United States last year grew faster than with the European Union (up 18.1 percent) or Canada (up 2 percent), but trailed trade with China (up 75.3 percent).
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