Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for El Salvador, including service trade data, and tariffs. In 2018 El Salvador was the number 106 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 105 in total exports, the number 95 in total imports, and the number 72 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, El Salvador exported $6.29B and imported $11.2B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$4.94B. In 2018, El Salvador's exports per capita were $980 and its imports per capita were $1.75k.
Trade: The top exports of El Salvador are Knit T-shirts ($800M), Electrical Capacitors ($487M), Knit Sweaters ($377M), Knit Socks and Hosiery ($250M), and Plastic Lids ($203M). The top imports of El Salvador are Refined Petroleum ($1.08B), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($285M), Knit T-shirts ($253M), Light Rubberized Knitted Fabric ($237M), and Petroleum Gas ($232M).
Destinations: El Salvador exports mostly to United States ($2.64B), Honduras ($906M), Guatemala ($848M), Nicaragua ($407M), and Costa Rica ($262M), and imports mostly from United States ($3.38B), China ($1.42B), Guatemala ($1.16B), Mexico ($902M), and Honduras ($749M).
Location: El Salvador borders Guatemala by land and Honduras and Nicaragua by sea.