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El Salvador Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.
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TRADE SUMMARY FOR El Salvador

Overall Exports and Imports for El Salvador 2018

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 5,905 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 11,830 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,615 products are exported to 127 countries and 3,938 products are imported from 183 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by El Salvador along with trade value are:

  • El Salvador exported T-shirts, singlets and other vests, of cotton, , worth US$ 652,052.46 million.
  • El Salvador exported Jerseys, pullovers, etc, of man-made fibres, kn , worth US$ 244,864.38 million.
  • El Salvador exported Electrical capacitors, fixed, tantalum, nes , worth US$ 171,395.61 million.
  • El Salvador exported Hosiery and footwear, of synthetic fibres, knit , worth US$ 165,688.41 million.
  • El Salvador exported Raw cane sugar, in solid form , worth US$ 159,040.98 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by El Salvador along with trade value are

  • El Salvador imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 1,341,732.77 million.
  • El Salvador imported Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons, , worth US$ 259,710.09 million.
  • El Salvador imported T-shirts, singlets and other vests, of cotton, , worth US$ 249,272.87 million.
  • El Salvador imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 244,384.73 million.
  • El Salvador imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 221,013.21 million.

El Salvador top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

The top five countries to which El Salvador exported 2018 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. El Salvador exports to United States worth US$ 2,625 million, with a partner share of 44.45 percent.
  2. El Salvador exports to Honduras worth US$ 906 million, with a partner share of 15.34 percent.
  3. El Salvador exports to Guatemala worth US$ 848 million, with a partner share of 14.36 percent.
  4. El Salvador exports to Nicaragua worth US$ 406 million, with a partner share of 6.88 percent.
  5. El Salvador exports to Costa Rica worth US$ 259 million, with a partner share of 4.39 percent.

The top five countries to which El Salvador imported goods 2018 along with the share in percentage are

  1. El Salvador imports from United States worth US$ 3,799 million, with a partner share of 32.11 percent.
  2. El Salvador imports from China worth US$ 1,658 million, with a partner share of 14.01 percent.
  3. El Salvador imports from Guatemala worth US$ 1,170 million, with a partner share of 9.89 percent.
  4. El Salvador imports from Mexico worth US$ 930 million, with a partner share of 7.86 percent.
  5. El Salvador imports from Honduras worth US$ 754 million, with a partner share of 6.37 percent.

El Salvador Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by El Salvador in 2018 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 164.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 3.47.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 1.94.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 7,812,206.91 and duty free tariff line items share is 63.27.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.06.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.10.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is 27.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 1,910.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

El Salvador World Development Indicators (WDI) 2018

Key Development Indicators of El Salvador in 2018 are below

WDI

El Salvador Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for El Salvador is 91.
  • The trade across border rank is 46.
Doing Business

El Salvador Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA),

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for is not available.
CPIA

El SalvadorLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for El Salvador in 2016 is 2.71.
  • The LPI rank is 83.
LPI

El Salvador Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for El Salvador is not available.
SPRD