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Colombia: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports) 0.3 May 16, 2021

Colombia: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)

Name Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)
Aggregation method Weighted average
Region Южная Америка
Country Colombia

Statistics: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)

Frequency Annual
Date 1962 - 2019
Previous value 4 (2018)
Value 4 (2019)

Definition: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)

Agricultural raw materials comprise SITC section 2 (crude materials except fuels) excluding divisions 22, 27 (crude fertilizers and minerals excluding coal, petroleum, and precious stones), and 28 (metalliferous ores and scrap).

Chart - Colombia: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports) (1962 - 2019)

Development relevance: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)

The OECD has developed a four-way classification of exports: high, medium-high, medium-low and low-technology. The classification is based on the importance of expenditures on research and development relative to the gross output and value added of different types of industries that produce goods for export. Examples of high-technology industries are aircraft, computers, and pharmaceuticals; medium-high-technology includes motor vehicles, electrical equipment and most chemicals; medium-low-technology includes rubber, plastics, basic metals and ship construction; low-technology industries include food processing, textiles, clothing and footwear. Industries of high and medium-high-technology intensity account for over two-thirds of total OECD manufacturing exports. Differences among countries are substantial; the share of high and medium-high-technology industries ranges from over 80 percent in Japan and Ireland to less than 10 percent in Iceland. Technology exports have grown rapidly in Iceland, Turkey and the eastern European countries, although most of these countries, with Hungary and the Czech Republic as exceptions, still focus primarily on low and medium-low-technology exports.

Limitations and Exceptions: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)

Previous editions contained data based on the SITC revision 1. Data for earlier years in previous editions may differ because of the change in methodology. Concordance tables are available to convert data reported in one system to another.

Statistical concept and methodology: Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)

The classification of commodity groups is based on the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3.