Colombia tax revenue jumps 19 pct on year in first quarter

martes 8 de abril de 2014 11:49 GYT

BOGOTA, April 8 (Reuters) - Colombia's tax revenue in the first quarter of 2014 rose 19 percent from the same period last year to 27.35 trillion pesos ($14.24 billion), Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Tuesday, helped by higher rates of employment and consumption.

The Andean nation's economy grew 4.3 percent in 2013, one of the fastest rates in Latin America.

($1 = 1920.7750 Colombian Pesos) (Reporting by Carlos Vargas; Writing by Peter Murphy; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)