In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of El Salvador increased slightly by 2.8 percent to reach 5.5 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased slightly by 4.9 percent to reach 10.8 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a relatively large deficit of 5.3 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Developed North America at -1.6 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in El Salvador were highly concentrated amongst partners; imports were moderately concentrated. The top 5 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 12 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of El Salvador increased substantially by 23.0 percent, reaching 1.3 bln US$, while its imports of services increased slightly by 3.0 percent and reached 1.2 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a relatively small trade in services surplus of 135.4 mln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: El Salvador
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