El Salvador recorded a trade deficit of 482.48 USD Million in September of 2019. Balance of Trade in El Salvador averaged -269.63 USD Million from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of -14.60 USD Million in March of 1991 and a record low of -594.20 USD Million in October of 2018.

Balance of Trade in El Salvador is expected to be -555.63 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in El Salvador to stand at -555.63 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the El Salvador Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -555.62 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-06-28 11:00 PM Balance of Trade May $-565.1M $-516.9M
2019-07-23 04:15 PM Balance of Trade Jun $-421.2M $-565.1M $-520M
2019-08-29 04:45 PM Balance of Trade Jul $-517.7M $-421.2M
2019-09-24 03:15 PM Balance of Trade Aug $-532.1M $-517.7M $-530M
2019-10-29 11:00 PM Balance of Trade Sep $-532.1M
2019-11-28 11:00 PM Balance of Trade Oct
2019-12-20 06:00 PM Balance of Trade Nov


El Salvador Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -482.48 -532.09 -14.60 -594.20 USD Million [+]
Current Account -104.18 -162.02 79.07 -1130.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.80 -1.90 -0.20 -8.50 percent [+]
Exports 462.22 486.63 560.10 47.70 USD Million [+]
Imports 944.70 1018.72 1123.58 91.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -164.62 196.90 924.80 -692.81 USD Million [+]
Remittances 459.01 471.56 534.25 53.10 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 1.37 1.37 14.59 1.37 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 176.47 259.43 714.80 -275.54 USD Million [+]
External Debt 17114.49 16808.90 17114.49 7621.00 USD Million [+]


El Salvador Balance of Trade

El Salvador's trade gap is mostly explained by the country's need to import fuels, consumer goods and industrial equipment. Textiles is the country's major export followed by chemicals, rubber and plastics, metallic products and sugar. The leading trading partner is the United States with 45 percent of exports and 32 percent of imports. Others include Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. This page provides the latest reported value for - El Salvador Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. El Salvador Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-482.48 -532.09 -14.60 -594.20 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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Argentina 1168.00 Aug/19
Australia 5926.00 Aug/19
Brazil 2250.00 Sep/19
Canada -955.30 Aug/19
China 396.50 Sep/19
Euro Area 14702.40 Aug/19
France -5019.00 Aug/19
Germany 16205.00 Aug/19
India -10860.00 Sep/19
Indonesia -160.50 Sep/19
Italy 2585.00 Aug/19
Japan -122.98 Sep/19
Mexico 775.00 Aug/19
Netherlands 3879.00 Aug/19
Russia 12006.00 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia 127500.00 Jun/19
Singapore 3833.90 Sep/19
South Africa 6842.94 Aug/19
South Korea 5973.00 Sep/19
Spain -2490000.00 Jul/19
Switzerland 2881.00 Sep/19
Turkey -2500.39 Aug/19
United Kingdom -1546.00 Aug/19
United States -54896.00 Aug/19


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