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Agriculture represents 8.5% of the GDP and employs more than 18% of the active population. ...
Agriculture represents 8.5% of the GDP and employs more than 18% of the active population.
Due to the climate and the topography of the country, agriculture is extensive and very varied, and contributes to 75% of the export revenues.
Colombia's main crops are coffee, bananas, cut flowers, cotton, sugarcane, livestock, rice and corn.
The cultivated lands hardly take up 8% of the country's total surface area. Colombia has also many natural resources such as coal, oil, natural gas, iron ore, nickel and gold.
Industry represents around 36% of the GDP and employs nearly 20% of the population.
Colombia's main industries are textile, chemical products, metallurgy, cement, cardboard containers, plastic resins and beverages.
Colombia's main economic sector is the services sector, which represents more than 55% of the GDP and employs nearly 60% of the active population.
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