The national industrial sector is the main importer of raw materials and capital goods. During the first five months of this year, the country imported $ 4 379.9 million. Of that amount, 75.4% was acquired by industrialists. The rest went to agriculture, transportation, and construction.
According to figures from the Central Bank, the raw materials for the industry were imported mainly from Colombia, the United States, Brazil, Canada, and China. Whereas machinery arrived from the United States, China, Germany, Italy, Brazil and other countries. (I)