Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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El Salvador | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESEl SalvadorWorldExportsValue (US$)4,499,243,252.005,308,179,072.005,339,088,393.005,491,093,561.005,272,669,608.005,509,047,690.005,420,132,897.005,760,015,207.005,904,627,045.005,943,316,474.005,028,313,772.466,628,751,435.31
Value Growth, YoY (%)16.3717.970.582.84-3.974.48-1.616.272.510.65-15.3931.82
ImportsValue (US$)8,416,163,087.009,964,507,544.0010,269,626,606.0010,771,952,672.0010,512,850,328.0010,293,395,314.009,825,783,205.0010,571,509,382.0011,829,783,403.0012,017,559,344.0010,247,929,364.8415,075,919,329.93
Value Growth, YoY (%)14.8918.393.064.89-2.40-2.08-4.547.5811.901.58-14.7247.11

The value of merchandise exports from El Salvador totalled $ 6.62 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from El Salvador increased by 31% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 1.6 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from El Salvador amounted to $5.02 billion in 2020)

El Salvador's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from El Salvador in 2021:

  • USA with a share of 39% (2.64 billion US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 17.3% (1.14 billion US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 16.4% (1.08 billion US$)
  • Nicaragua with a share of 7.39% (490 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 4.21% (279 million US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 2.12% (140 million US$)
  • Panama with a share of 1.87% (124 million US$)
  • Dominican Republic with a share of 1.68% (111 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 1.24% (82 million US$)
  • China with a share of 1.12% (74 million US$)

Exports structure from El Salvador in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 29% (1.96 billion US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 7.82% (518 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.82% (385 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 5.57% (369 million US$): 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
  • 4.77% (316 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery
  • 3.82% (253 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.14% (208 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.78% (184 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.78% (184 million US$): 62 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted
  • 2.59% (171 million US$): 19 - Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares

What did El Salvador export in 2021?

El Salvador's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 11.2% ($742 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 6.46% ($428 million): 6110 - Jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waist-coats and similar articles, knitted or crocheted
  • 4.07% ($270 million): 3923 - Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics; stoppers, lids, caps and other closures, of plastics
  • 3.63% ($241 million): 8532 - Electrical capacitors, fixed, variable or adjustable (pre-set)
  • 3.54% ($234 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form
  • 3.14% ($208 million): 6115 - Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including stockings for varicose veins and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted
  • 2.9% ($192 million): 4818 - Toilet paper, width 36cm or less or cut to size/shape; handkerchiefs, tissues, towels, serviettes, bed sheets and similar household or hospital articles, apparel and clothing accessories of paper pulp, paper, cellulose wadding or webs of cellulose fibres
  • 2.76% ($183 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
  • 2.59% ($172 million): 6107 - Men's or boys' underpants, briefs, nightshirts, pyjamas, bathrobes, dressing gowns and similar articles, knitted or crocheted.
  • 2.07% ($137 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons

The value of merchandise imports to El Salvador totalled $ 15 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to El Salvador increased by 47% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 4.82 billion in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to El Salvador was equal to $10.2 billion in 2020)

El Salvador's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of El Salvador in 2021:

  • USA with a share of 27% (4.09 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 16.7% (2.53 billion US$)
  • Guatemala with a share of 10.5% (1.59 billion US$)
  • Mexico with a share of 8.14% (1.22 billion US$)
  • Honduras with a share of 5.84% (881 million US$)
  • Nicaragua with a share of 3% (452 million US$)
  • Costa Rica with a share of 2.49% (375 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 2.44% (367 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.06% (311 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 1.66% (251 million US$)

Imports structure to El Salvador in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13% (1.97 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.92% (1.19 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.36% (1.1 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 6.3% (950 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.37% (809 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.15% (625 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.12% (621 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.26% (491 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted
  • 2.47% (372 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 2.19% (330 million US$): 21 - Miscellaneous edible preparations

What did El Salvador import in 2021?

El Salvador's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 9.32% ($1.4 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 2.75% ($415 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
  • 2.73% ($411 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 2.41% ($364 million): 8471 - Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 2.35% ($355 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones
  • 1.89% ($286 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
  • 1.74% ($262 million): 6109 - T-shirts, singlets and other vests, knitted or crocheted.
  • 1.58% ($239 million): 6006 - Other knitted or crocheted fabrics
  • 1.58% ($238 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
  • 1.35% ($204 million): 0406 - Cheese and curd

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El Salvador | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021