El Salvador Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 5,028
No. Of products 2,470
No. Of partners 113
Imports (in US$ Mil) 10,248
No. Of products 3,902
No. Of partners 188

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.23
Index of export market penetration2.76
World Growth-3.91
Country Growth-10.58

Service Indicators 2020

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,452,930,506.36
Service exports (BoP, current US$)2,132,238,907.95
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)43.90
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)25.53

El Salvador top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States1,995 39.68
Guatemala848 16.87
Honduras777 15.45
Nicaragua364 7.25
Costa Rica233 4.63
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,648 25.84
China1,470 14.35
Guatemala1,212 11.83
Mexico940 9.17
Honduras667 6.51

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 materials229 4.55 894 8.72 2.58
Intermediate goods963 19.16 2,580 25.17 1.32
Consumer goods3,608 71.76 4,859 47.42 2.75
Capital goods228 4.53 1,898 18.52 0.78

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

T-shirts, singlets a ...423,990.14
Raw cane sugar, in s ...187,302.36
Jerseys, pullovers, ...173,353.09
Toilet paper156,834.56
T-shirts, singlets, ...142,993.98
Petroleum oils, etc, ...727,444.50
Other medicaments of ...292,961.40
Transmission apparat ...253,763.78
Generating sets with ...201,202.99
Propane, liquefied150,048.86

Tariff and Trade Barriers for El Salvador

Tariffs 2020

No. Of Tariff Agreement 17
Simple Average (%) 3.41
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 7,435,998.80
Maximum Rate (%) 164
Weighted Average (%) 1.91
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 62.51

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)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)24,639
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)3,650.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-4,525.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-18.37

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