El Salvador Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 6,395
No. Of products 2,474
No. Of partners 117
Imports (in US$ Mil) 14,617
No. Of products 3,866
No. Of partners 185

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.21
Index of export market penetration3.13
World Growth12.59
Country Growth13.39

Service Indicators 2021

Service imports (BoP, current US$)2,298,741,006.11
Service exports (BoP, current US$)3,179,250,847.32
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)52.49
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)28.28

El Salvador top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,616 40.90
Guatemala1,073 16.78
Honduras1,055 16.49
Nicaragua460 7.20
Costa Rica263 4.11
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States4,033 27.59
China2,493 17.05
Guatemala1,462 10.00
Mexico1,182 8.08
Honduras849 5.81

El Salvador Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials261 4.08 1,052 7.19 2.20
Intermediate goods1,212 18.95 3,813 26.09 0.96
Consumer goods4,525 70.77 6,623 45.31 2.96
Capital goods342 5.34 2,477 16.94 0.90

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

T-shirts, singlets a ...553,295.01
Jerseys, pullovers, ...281,236.45
Electrical capacitor ...200,107.17
T-shirts, singlets, ...188,978.02
Raw cane sugar, in s ...188,359.23
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,382,476.61
Other medicaments of ...317,111.01
Storage units, wheth ...303,207.05
Propane, liquefied298,295.01
T-shirts, singlets a ...224,287.85

Tariff and Trade Barriers for El Salvador

Tariffs 2021

No. Of Tariff Agreement 18
Simple Average (%) 3.28
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 10,366,084.23
Maximum Rate (%) 164
Weighted Average (%) 1.88
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 62.14

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.10
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.06

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All...

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2014

No Of NTM Measures (2014)27
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2014)1,910

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2021 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)29,451
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)4,360.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-7,129.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-24.21

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank91
Trading Across Borders Rank46

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.71
LPI Rank83