In the latest report from the National Department of Statistics (DANE, as per its Spanish acronym), the general GDP grew 1.1% in the first quarter of the year. In the same period, the agricultural sector grew 6.8%, a level of growth that hadn’t occurred since 2015. This figure is mainly explained by the increase in fishing and aquaculture (+31.5%), agricultural crops (+8.6 %), livestock (+7.1%), and forestry and wood extraction (+2.6%).
Madrid, May 6, 2019. Tilapia and Colombian trout are increasingly expanding to more markets. In fact, in 2018 Colombia positioned as the first supplier of fresh tilapia in the United States and rebounded in markets such as Peru and Canada. In addition, that year tilapia exports entered Iceland for the first time.
Currently, growth plans focus on new markets with demand for those products such as Europe, and also some Asian and Latin American countries, including Japan, South Korea, Aruba, Chile, Honduras, Panama and Curacao.