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El Salvador Trade Summary

2018

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR EL SALVADOR 2018

Overall Exports and Imports for El Salvador 2018

Exports and imports of El Salvador in 2018 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 5,905 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 11,830 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,615 products were exported to 127 countries and 3,938 products were imported from 183 countries.

El Salvador top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

Top five countries to which El Salvador exported in 2018 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. El Salvador exports to United States worth US$ 2,625 million, with a partner share of 44.45 percent.
  2. El Salvador exports to Honduras worth US$ 906 million, with a partner share of 15.34 percent.
  3. El Salvador exports to Guatemala worth US$ 848 million, with a partner share of 14.36 percent.
  4. El Salvador exports to Nicaragua worth US$ 406 million, with a partner share of 6.88 percent.
  5. El Salvador exports to Costa Rica worth US$ 259 million, with a partner share of 4.39 percent.

Top five countries from which El Salvador imported goods in 2018 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. El Salvador imports from United States worth US$ 3,799 million, with a partner share of 32.11 percent.
  2. El Salvador imports from China worth US$ 1,658 million, with a partner share of 14.01 percent.
  3. El Salvador imports from Guatemala worth US$ 1,170 million, with a partner share of 9.89 percent.
  4. El Salvador imports from Mexico worth US$ 930 million, with a partner share of 7.86 percent.
  5. El Salvador imports from Honduras worth US$ 754 million, with a partner share of 6.37 percent.

El Salvador Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by El Salvador along with trade value are:

  1. El Salvador exported T-shirts, singlets and other vests, of cotton, , worth US$ 652,052.46 million.
  2. El Salvador exported Jerseys, pullovers, etc, of man-made fibres, kn , worth US$ 244,864.38 million.
  3. El Salvador exported Electrical capacitors, fixed, tantalum, nes , worth US$ 171,395.61 million.
  4. El Salvador exported Hosiery and footwear, of synthetic fibres, knit , worth US$ 165,688.41 million.
  5. El Salvador exported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 159,040.98 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by El Salvador along with trade value are

  1. El Salvador imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 1,341,732.77 million.
  2. El Salvador imported Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons, , worth US$ 259,710.09 million.
  3. El Salvador imported T-shirts, singlets and other vests, of cotton, , worth US$ 249,272.87 million.
  4. El Salvador imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 244,384.73 million.
  5. El Salvador imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 221,013.21 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by El Salvador in 2018 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 164 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 3.47 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 1.94 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 7,812,206.91 and duty free tariff line items share was 63.27 percent.

Development Indicators 2018

Key Development Indicators of El Salvador in 2018 are below

  • El Salvador GDP in current US dollar was 26,057 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 3,820.00 .
  • El Salvador Trade balance: as % of GDP was -19.71.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -5,136.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 77.53 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 18.40 .

Trade Indicators 2018

Trade Indicators for El Salvador in 2018 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.38.
  • Index of export market penetration was 2.91.
  • World Growth in percentage was 3.50 and El Salvador Country Growth was -13.87 .