Colombia is the leading destination for U.S. agricultural exports in South America, followed by Brazil and Chile. In 2020, U.S. agricultural exports to Colombia were valued at $2.9 billion.
Colombia is the 3rd most populous Latin American country and the 4th largest economy in the region. The urban areas have a significant ratio of upscale and upper-middle class consumers with disposable income. There is a reported 10% GDP growth in 2021 for the country, and it is expected to rank 1st in the region in 2022 with 4.5% growth.
The U.S. has an FTA with Colombia which is an entry/starting point to anyone wishing to explore South America or the region.
Colombia is now the largest U.S. South American market (and 11th overall) for the export of U.S. agricultural products as well as the 2nd largest export market for U.S. consumer food products in South America and the largest importer of U.S. processed food in South America.
U.S. Food & Agricultural Product Imports to Colombia, By the Numbers
U.S. Consumer-Oriented Foods – US$632 million (2020)
U.S. Processed Foods – US$496.3 million (2020)
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Register by the early deadline and receive each mission for only $325.
After the early deadline, receive each mission for only $525.*
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Products of Interest
Top U.S. products in demand:
Processed/Prepared Dairy Products
Food Preparations & Ingredients
Condiments and sauces
Processed fruits & vegetables
Natural, organic, better-for-you products
Dog & Cat Food
Focused Trade Mission Services Provided
One-on-one virtual meetings with qualified buyers
Pre-event custom product research including market overview, importation analysis, and distribution analysis
Market briefing by local USDA, Foreign Agricultural Service
Virtual retail store tour
Translation of up to 2 pages of materials into Spanish
Identifying top leads
Inclusion in Trade Mission digital brochure containing your company profile, contact details and products lines
On-site virtual assistance by Food Export’s In-Market Representative
Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.
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