Colombia’s economy has slowed since the country declared a “state of emergency” in October to stem the spread of Ebola and its devastating impact on the island nation.
But there’s a silver lining: the country’s economy is expected to grow again in 2016.
According to the latest data from the World Bank, Colombia’s national economy grew at a rate of 3.9% in the first quarter of 2016.
That was the best growth rate for Colombia in the last two years.
That’s because Colombia is in the midst of a massive economic recovery that has lifted millions out of poverty and brought back hundreds of thousands of people out of homelessness.
That’s helped Colombia’s exports rise in recent years.
Colombia is also experiencing a new boom in tourism, which is now growing at double-digit rates.
Colombia’s government has also been working to boost its trade with the rest of the world.
It’s not just Colombian exports that are soaring, either.
Colombia has become a leader in the global production of opium, and its drug trade is the second largest in the world behind China.
The economy is still recovering from the Ebola pandemic, but there are signs that the economy is picking up steam.
Last week, Colombia saw a record 5.5 million tourists, up 15% from the same period last year.
That number is likely to keep growing as the pandemic continues to spread.
Colombia also continues to see record amounts of foreign tourists, according to the World Tourism Organization.