El Salvador Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

Latest trade data available from various sources.

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 5,760
No. Of products 2,628
No. Of partners 123
Imports (in US$ Mil) 10,593
No. Of products 3,964
No. Of partners 175

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.35
Index of export market penetration2.75
World Growth1.50
Country Growth-9.42

Service Indicators 2017

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,866,824,599.16
Service exports (BoP, current US$)2,558,329,851.22
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)44.91
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)27.64

El Salvador top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States2,588 44.94
Honduras797 13.83
Guatemala792 13.75
Nicaragua431 7.48
Costa Rica262 4.55
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
United States3,371 31.83
China1,447 13.66
Guatemala1,048 9.89
Mexico878 8.29
Honduras585 5.52

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 materials251 4.36 739 6.97 3.24
Intermediate goods1,051 18.25 3,070 28.98 1.15
Consumer goods4,165 72.31 5,059 47.76 3.07
Capital goods292 5.06 1,705 16.10 1.02

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

T-shirts, singlets a ...602,898.52
Jerseys, pullovers, ...240,789.66
Men's or boys' under ...190,707.19
Raw cane sugar, in s ...187,188.17
Electrical capacitor ...162,262.54
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,011,957.24
Other medicaments of ...232,747.76
Transmission apparat ...215,906.26
Petroleum gases and ...203,878.89
T-shirts, singlets a ...153,627.17

Tariff and Trade Barriers for El Salvador

Tariffs 2017

No. Of Tariff Agreement 15
Simple Average (%) 3.69
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 7,202,375.31
Maximum Rate (%) 164
Weighted Average (%) 2.07
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 62.52

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)

2017 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)24,805
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)3,560.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-4,284.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-17.27

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