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Mining and oil boost Colombian growth to 5.9 percent

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Colombian government says the country’s economy grew 5.9 percent last year, boosted by a strong mining sector.

Gold and coal mining have grown in Colombia recently as has oil production.

A report from the national statistics agency Thursday says the expansion in 2011 was Colombia’s strongest since the economy grew 6.9 percent in 2007.

Source: Associated Press