Colombia’s iron ore and steel exports declined by 33.1pc to 30,105mt between January and March, from 44,990mt shipped in the same period the prior year.
Exports of iron ore and steel also went down by 45.3pc in March at 10,895mt, from 19,925mt shipped in the same month the prior year, according to figures released by Colombia’s National Administrative Department of Statistics (Dane).
Ferronickel exports fell to 20,404mt in the first quarter this year, from 24,179mt shipped in the same period last year, and exports of iron ore and steel, finished products fell by 19.4pc to 15,274mt in Q12021, from 18,943mt the same prior-year period.
Exports of copper and its concentrates, on the other hand, climbed to 18,043mt in this quarter, from 7,444mt in the same period last year. Shipments of copper and its finished products also rose by 6.4pc to 9,277mt in Q1, from 8,723mt in the same quarter period the prior year. Shipments of aluminum and its manufactured products increased by 41.8pc to 22,828mt this quarter, from 16,099mt exported in the same period the prior year.
Shipments of lead and its manufactures declined by 20.3pc to 829mt in the first three months of the year, from 1,040mt exported in Q1 of 2020. The South American country also saw a fall in its car and automotive accessories shipments of 42.2pc to 7,172mt in Q1, from 12,416mt shipped in the same period of 2020.