El Salvador Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 5,905
No. Of products 2,615
No. Of partners 127
Imports (in US$ Mil) 11,830
No. Of products 3,938
No. Of partners 183

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.38
Index of export market penetration2.91
World Growth3.50
Country Growth-13.87

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,997,407,403.00
Service exports (BoP, current US$)2,797,748,631.00
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)48.62
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)28.91

El Salvador top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,625 44.45
Honduras906 15.34
Guatemala848 14.36
Nicaragua406 6.88
Costa Rica259 4.39
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States3,799 32.11
China1,658 14.01
Guatemala1,170 9.89
Mexico930 7.86
Honduras754 6.37

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 materials239 4.05 862 7.29 1.82
Intermediate goods1,049 17.77 3,417 28.89 1.12
Consumer goods4,311 73.02 5,665 47.89 2.99
Capital goods304 5.15 1,865 15.76 1.03

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

T-shirts, singlets a ...652,052.46
Jerseys, pullovers, ...244,864.38
Electrical capacitor ...171,395.61
Hosiery and footwear ...165,688.41
Raw cane sugar, in s ...159,040.98
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,341,732.77
Petroleum gases and ...259,710.09
T-shirts, singlets a ...249,272.87
Other medicaments of ...244,384.73
Transmission apparat ...221,013.21

Tariff and Trade Barriers for El Salvador

Tariffs 2018

No. Of Tariff Agreement 16
Simple Average (%) 3.47
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 7,812,206.91
Maximum Rate (%) 164
Weighted Average (%) 1.94
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 63.27

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)

2018 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)26,057
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)3,820.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-5,136.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-19.71

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