El Salvador recorded a trade deficit of 517.69 USD Million in July of 2019. Balance of Trade in El Salvador averaged -268.24 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 -555.51 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
2019-06-03 04:00 PM Balance of Trade Apr $-516.9M $-522.3M $-550M
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
2019-09-27 10:30 PM Balance of Trade Aug $-517.7M
2019-10-29 11:00 PM Balance of Trade Sep
2019-11-28 11:00 PM Balance of Trade Oct


El Salvador Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -517.69 -421.20 -14.60 -594.20 USD Million [+]
Current Account -224.65 -306.21 79.07 -1130.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.80 -1.90 -0.20 -8.50 percent [+]
Exports 557.44 543.00 560.10 47.70 USD Million [+]
Imports 1075.12 964.20 1123.58 91.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows 365.85 41.49 1316.11 -510.95 USD Million [+]
Remittances 485.13 462.57 534.25 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 177.30 288.54 714.80 -275.54 USD Million [+]
External Debt 16808.90 16661.25 16808.90 7621.00 USD Million [+]

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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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-517.69 -421.20 -14.60 -594.20 1991 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




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Argentina 951.00 Jul/19
Australia 7268.00 Jul/19
Brazil 3280.00 Aug/19
Canada -1124.40 Jul/19
China 348.30 Aug/19
Euro Area 24789.70 Jul/19
France -4607.00 Jul/19
Germany 21449.00 Jul/19
India -13450.00 Aug/19
Indonesia 85.10 Aug/19
Italy 5728.50 Jun/19
Japan -249.59 Jul/19
Mexico -1117.00 Jul/19
Netherlands 4127.00 Jul/19
Russia 11224.00 Jul/19
Saudi Arabia 131636.00 Mar/19
Singapore 2831.10 Jul/19
South Africa -2880.82 Jul/19
South Korea 1723.00 Aug/19
Spain -1532700.00 Jun/19
Switzerland 2671.16 Jul/19
Turkey -3191.93 Jul/19
United Kingdom -219.00 Jul/19
United States -53989.00 Jul/19


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