Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-11-15
Reporting period: 2002 - 2019
Timeseries: 175 million
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El Salvador | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES El Salvador World Exports Value (US$) 4 641 070 493.00 3 866 080 098.00 4 499 243 252.00 5 308 179 072.00 5 339 088 393.00 5 491 093 561.00 5 272 669 608.00 5 509 047 690.00 5 420 132 897.00 5 760 015 207.00 5 904 627 045.00 5 943 316 474.00
Imports Value (US$) 9 817 654 300.00 7 325 362 175.00 8 416 163 087.00 9 964 507 544.00 10 269 626 606.00 10 771 952 672.00 10 512 850 328.00 10 293 395 314.00 9 825 783 205.00 10 571 509 382.00 11 829 783 403.00 12 017 559 344.00

The value of merchandise exports from El Salvador totalled $ 5.94 billion in 2019. Merchandise exports from El Salvador increased by 0.655% compared to 2018. Goods exports grew up by $ 38 million in 2019 (the value of merchandise exports from El Salvador amounted to $5.9 billion in 2018)

El Salvador's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from El Salvador in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 42% (2.5 billion US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 15.9% (948 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 15.9% (945 million US$)
  • Nicaragua with a share of 6.67% (396 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 4.49% (267 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 2.53% (150 million US$)
  • Panama with a share of 2.05% (122 million US$)
  • Dominican Republic with a share of 1.76% (105 million US$)
  • Canada with a share of 1.08% (64 million US$)
  • China - 51 million US$

Exports structure from El Salvador in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 31% (1.89 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 6.77% (402 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.61% (333 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 5.03% (299 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.27% (254 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 4.07% (242 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 3.37% (200 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.19% (190 million US$): 60 - Knitted or crocheted fabrics
  • 2.93% (174 million US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares
  • 2.86% (170 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products

What did El Salvador export in 2019?

El Salvador's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 13.1% ($780 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 6.51% ($387 million): 6110 - Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waist-coats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 3.66% ($217 million): 6115 - Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including stockings for varicose veins and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 3.66% ($217 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics.
  • 3.25% ($193 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 2.96% ($176 million): 4818 - Toilet paper and similar paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres, of a kind used for household or sanitary purposes, in rolls of a width not exceeding 36 cm, or cut to size or shape; handkerchiefs, cleansing tissues, towels, tablecloths, serviettes, napkins for babies, tampons, bed sheets and similar household, sanitary or hospital articles, articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres.
  • 2.94% ($175 million): 6107 - Men's or boys' underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 2.82% ($167 million): 6006 - Other knitted or crocheted fabrics.
  • 2.56% ($152 million): 8532 - Electrical capacitors, fixed, variable or adjustable (pre-set).
  • 2.52% ($150 million): 2202 - Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavoured, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit or vegetable juices of heading 20.09.

The value of merchandise imports to El Salvador totalled $ 12 billion in 2019. Merchandise imports to El Salvador increased by 1.58% compared to 2018. Goods imports grew up by $ 187 million in 2019 (the value of merchandise imports to El Salvador was equal to $11.8 billion in 2018)

El Salvador's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of El Salvador in 2019:

  • USA with a share of 30% (3.65 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 14.3% (1.72 billion US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 10.5% (1.27 billion US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 7.92% (952 million US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 6.88% (826 million US$)
  • Nicaragua with a share of 3.05% (367 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 2.54% (306 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.06% (248 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.92% (231 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 1.46% (176 million US$)

Imports structure to El Salvador in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 14.1% (1.69 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.19% (864 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.29% (756 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.82% (699 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.75% (571 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.52% (544 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 3.69% (443 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.04% (366 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 3.03% (365 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.37% (285 million US$): 10 - Cereals

What did El Salvador import in 2019?

El Salvador's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 10.4% ($1.25 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 3.23% ($388 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.28% ($274 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 2.18% ($262 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras.
  • 1.93% ($232 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.85% ($223 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.75% ($210 million): 6006 - Other knitted or crocheted fabrics.
  • 1.46% ($176 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.41% ($169 million): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 1.27% ($152 million): 0406 - Cheese and curd.

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El Salvador | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019