BARRANQUILLA
Economy
GDP
The state of Atlantico has one of the most dynamic and stable economies of the Colombian Caribbean Region. It had an average GDP of 4.2% during the last decade (2002- 2012), close to the average growth of the national economy during the same period, which was 4.5%. The state has the highest GDP in the Caribbean Region and is the sixth of the country with the largest share in national GDP (4.02%), after Bogotá, Antioquia, Valle, Santander and Cundinamarca.

During the period 2002 - 2013 the GDP of the state of Atlantico has experienced an increasing trend, as well as the national economy, surpassing the national growth rate in 2013 at 0.33%. In real terms, GDP went from $ 12.01 billion in 2002 to $ 18.2 billion in 2012; while GDP per capita increased from $ 4,901,352 in 2002 to $ 10,342,736 in 2012. The change in 2007 with regard to 2006 (14.1%), which was above the national rate and was the highest in the period in the Caribbean Region, is highlighted.
GDP growth in Atlántico and Colombia 2001-2013
Colombia
Atlántico
Source: DANE. By Fundesarrollo
GDP Composition
During the past 13 years the economic activity of Atlántico has diversified in a consistent manner, emphasizing the growth of new sectors in production such as construction, which maintained an average growth rate of 11.0%. However, the traditional sectors of the state have maintained their average participation. During this period the economic activities of financial institutions accounted for 20.4% of GDP, followed by the manufacturing industry with 16.6%, social, community and personal services activities with 15.8% and trade, repair, hotels and restaurants activities with 13.7%.

The manufacturing industry from the state of Atlantico has traditionally focused on the sectors of food and beverages, chemical products, basic metal products, non-metallic minerals and other industries. New sectors have recently emerged which appear to position themselves as the new pillars of the industry, taking their growth into account, these are: editing and printing activities, products made of metal, rubber and plastic products and the industry of wood.
GDP by sector in the State of Atlántico 2013
Source: DANE. By Fundesarrollo
GDP participation of the State of Atlántico in the national total in Billion pesos (COP$)
Year
Atlántico
Colombia
Participation (%)
2000
11.994
284.761
4,21
2001
11.833
289.539
4,09
2002
12.019
296.789
4,05
2003
12.179
308.418
3,95
2004
12.849
324.866
3,96
2005
13.711
340.156
4,03
2006
14.708
362.938
4,05
2007
16.136
387.983
4,16
2008
16.640
401.744
4,14
2009
16.640
408.379
4,07
2010
16.514
424.599
3.89
2011
17.492
452.816
3,86
2012
18.282
471.790
3,88
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