El Salvador Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 5,335
No. Of products 2,606
No. Of partners 130
Imports (in US$ Mil) 9,855
No. Of products 3,988
No. Of partners 140

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.49
Index of export market penetration2.52
World Growth-4.43
Country Growth-13.95

Service Indicators 2016

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,721,037,880.30
Service exports (BoP, current US$)2,476,811,333.10
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)39.35
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)24.86

El Salvador top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,571 48.20
Honduras754 14.14
Guatemala719 13.47
Nicaragua347 6.50
Costa Rica248 4.64
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States3,671 37.25
Guatemala984 9.98
China856 8.69
Mexico735 7.46
Honduras612 6.21

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 materials233 4.37 744 7.55 4.41
Intermediate goods894 16.76 2,769 28.10 1.30
Consumer goods3,952 74.07 4,685 47.55 2.30
Capital goods255 4.77 1,640 16.64 0.81

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

T-shirts, singlets a ...641,536.23
Jerseys, pullovers, ...199,322.92
Men's or boys' under ...196,448.03
T-shirts, singlets, ...152,494.02
Electrical capacitor ...140,512.31
Petroleum oils, etc, ...943,156.63
Other medicaments of ...221,706.35
Transmission apparat ...169,117.30
Maize (excl. seed)148,742.81
Other food preparati ...134,403.68

Tariff and Trade Barriers for El Salvador

Tariffs 2015

No. Of Tariff Agreement 15
Simple Average (%) 3.83
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 8,146,887.03
Maximum Rate (%) 164
Weighted Average (%) 1.79
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 60.99

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)

2016 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)26,797
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)3,920.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-3,881.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-14.48

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank73
Trading Across Borders Rank43

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

CPIA Trade Ratings...

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.71
LPI Rank83