This situation must add you that disadvantages are lately taking place in payment of Colombian exports to Venezuela that threaten many of these businesses, so the scenario for the coming months appears very confusing. With regard to the inflationary issue, the month of April has been observed in an inflationary slowdown in Colombia and, while it is a fleeting question for many analysts, the inflationary Outlook for this year are being revised downwards. The inflationary situation in Colombia is not serious and is a consequence of the international phenomenon affecting all economies. As in General, the economic situation in Colombia enjoys good health, perhaps one might be thinking look for sectors with good growth prospects to invest. I understand that the continuous improvement in the economic situation of Colombians maintains good prospects for everything related to consumption. So think several clothing stores that are planning to invest in Colombia, for example. Among them are companies of the stature of Zara, Mango and Falabella.
I see in the short term for companies linked to the external sector a scenario difficult by what mentioned above, although in the medium and long term I understand that they have a great growth potential based on the realization of numerous trade agreements that the Colombian Government is driving. And the sector which promises to be star this year in Colombia is the petroleum sector, which already I talked in a previous article () for which a great flow of investments is expected. By chance yesterday and as sign of good prospects of the sector, the State oil company of Colombia, ECOPETROL (BVC:ECOPETROL), announced that it found oil and gas in an exploratory well in the South of Colombia, this being the second announcement of discovery that makes the company in the past three months. Ecopetrol proved the presence of hydrocarbons in the Tempranillo-1 well whose drilling was started in February and is located in the upper Valley of the Magdalena river basin, in the Southern Department of Huila, said the signing in a press release. In relation to this, I would remind you that currently Colombia has proven reserves by 1,145 million barrels of oil, but a recent study by ANH establishes that there is the possibility of finding the order of 13,000 to 20,000 million barrels of recoverable reserves, by that, the prospects for the sector are more than positive.