El Salvador current account deficit widened sharply to USD 250.9 million in June of 2018 from a USD 105.5 million gap a year ago. It was the largest deficit for a second quarter in four years. The goods shortfall widened to USD 1289.13 million from USD 1026.7 million and the primary income deficit went up to USD 392.1 million from USD 357.0 million. In contrast, the services surplus rose to USD 220.7 million from USD 156.2 million and the secondary income surplus increased modestly to USD 1430.35 million from USD 1278.2 million, as workers' remittances went up to USD 1405.3 million from USD 1252.0 million. Current Account in El Salvador averaged -286.47 USD Million from 1990 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 32.77 USD Million in the first quarter of 2017 and a record low of -1130 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 1991.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-23 03:00 PM Current Account $-178.2M $-250.4M $ -162.8M
2018-06-29 10:45 PM Current Account $-124.2M $-178.2M $ -206.4M
2018-09-28 10:30 PM Current Account $-250.9M $-156.4M $ -150M
2018-12-21 12:00 AM Current Account $-250.9M $ -170M


El Salvador Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -582.57 -444.92 -14.60 -582.57 USD Million [+]
Exports 463.52 494.17 560.10 47.70 USD Million [+]
Imports 1046.10 939.09 1046.10 91.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -250.89 -156.43 32.77 -1130.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.10 -2.00 -0.20 -8.50 percent [+]
Capital Flows -87.80 -291.74 924.80 -693.60 USD Million [+]
Remittances 435.32 451.49 502.99 53.10 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 1.40 1.40 14.59 1.37 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 238.80 355.50 714.80 -275.50 USD Million [+]
External Debt 16308.83 16022.20 16376.00 7621.00 USD Million [+]

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El Salvador Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - El Salvador Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. El Salvador Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-250.89 -156.43 32.77 -1130.00 1990 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




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