International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2013, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2013 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2013 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to 2013. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2013 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for approximately 90 countries (or areas), representing more than 70% of world trade of 2013. The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text.



El Salvador

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$.


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