The economy of El Salvador advanced 2.2 percent year-on-year in August 2018, faster than a 1.9 percent rise in the previous month. Growth was supported by increases in: commerce (3.9% vs 3.4%); communications (3.8% vs 2.1%); construction (1.8% vs -0.4%); public administration (2.8% vs 1.2%) and agriculture (0.1% vs -1.3%). Meanwhile, output slowed in manufacturing (1.9% vs 2.6%); financial activities and related (2.4% vs 3.4%) and real estate activities (0.4% vs 0.6%). Leading Economic Index in El Salvador averaged 3.37 percent from 1991 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 20.50 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of -8.80 percent in October of 2009.

El Salvador Economic Activity Index YoY Change
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El Salvador Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Industrial Production 1.53 1.54 18.20 -11.04 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 344.85 -71.99 509.94 -192.56 USD Million [+]
Internet Speed 3028.79 2833.28 3386.82 621.42 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 185509.00 197773.00 250149.00 4112.00 IP [+]
Steel Production 10.00 10.00 13.00 0.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Leading Economic Index 2.20 1.90 20.50 -8.80 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 52.82 52.43 52.82 3.79 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 98.00 98.00 101.00 53.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 85.00 73.00 118.00 73.00 [+]
Corruption Index 33.00 36.00 42.00 33.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 112.00 95.00 112.00 43.00 [+]


El Salvador Economic Activity Index YoY Change

In El Salvador, the Economic Activity Volume Index - IVAE - is an index that measures the activity of different economic sectors in a given month. The calculation is based on GDP weights for eleven economic activities: manufacturing (26 percent); internal trade (22 percent); agriculture (16 percent); transport (9 percent); public administration (9 percent); other social services (5 percent); construction (4 percent); real estate and related (4 percent); financial intermediation (3 percent), utilities (1 percent) and mining (1 percent). The index has a base value of 100 as of 1990. This page provides - El Salvador Leading Economic Index- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. El Salvador Economic Activity Index YoY Change - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.20 1.90 20.50 -8.80 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly
NSA, 2014=100




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