Answered By: Linda Rosen
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2023     Views: 258

FIELD Global Immersion Resources: Colombia

Where can I find country, industry and market information and news about Colombia to help me with FIELD Global Immersion?



Industry and market research

  • Passport
    • Useful for: consumer-related industry reports across a variety of geographies/countries. 
    • To begin, enter industry and geography keywords in search (ex: beauty India, or restaurants china).
    • Search tips: use concise keywords.  Go to "Analysis" section for full industry reports
    • Also helpful: the "Consumer Lifestyles in X" reports ("Consumer Lifestyles in China") and "Mobile in X".  Start typing consumer lifestyles and the name of your GEO country (or Mobile and the name of the country) to locate.
  • EMIS
    • Useful for: emerging market info, including company info, news and niche industry reports.  Strong foreign language news component.
    • Search tips: At the top of the page under Region/Country, deselect all and reselect your GEO country.  Then enter industry or company keywords.  Can search in multiple languages.

Country information and data

  • Economist Intelligence Unit
    • Useful for: In-depth country information covering recent economic and politicalt developments, risk and regulation, and the broad business environment.
    • Search Tip: Go to Data Tool to download specific indicators of interest, including indicators relating to consumer consumption, income, demographics, etc.
    • Colombia EIU Country Report (PDF)
  • Oxford Business Group Country Reports
    • Useful for: in-depth analysis of broad industry categories within each country (ICT, Retail, Transportation, etc).  
    • Colombia's National Administrative Department of Statistics
      The Government of Colombia's National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE, for its acronym in Spanish) is responsible for the planning, compilation, analysis, and dissemination of official statistics for the country. Select English or Spanish language content. 


  • Factiva
    • Useful for: targeted news search on specific industries, companyies or countries
    • Search tips: Some useful Factiva search commands include hlp and atleast.  Eg: hlp=korea and atleast3 consumers.
    • Also helpful: can limit by date, region, etc.  Can also search in multiple languages.
  • EMIS (See above)

Additional Resources:

  • ABI/ProQuest
    • Useful for: articles on business concepts such as strategy, business models, new product or service development, retail trends, etc.