The multilateral trade among the countries of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN) reported a fall from January to July of 2014, the entity said.
Exports from the 5 members countries decreased by 4.0% during the months indicated, with a total of $ 5.562 million, while in 2013 they reached $ 5,793 million.
The situation varies for each country. Bolivia and Peru were the only ones who had a growth in sales to countries in the region, with 19.1% and 4.4% respectively.
Exports from Colombia and Ecuador were reduced by 10.4% and 12.3% respectively.
The products of Ecuador who had a fall in exports in the region, according to the report, were crude petroleum oil, with a decrease of 16.1%; vehicles, with 51.8%; prepared or preserved tuna chunks, with 30.6%; chemicals, with 98.1% and crude palm oil, with 37.1%.
With regard to exports from the CAN to the rest of the world, the figures also showed a decline of 2.9%. Ecuador and Bolivia showed growth, with a total of $ 15,550 million and $ 7,483 million, respectively.