The economic activity in El Salvador advanced 2.3 percent year-on-year in February 2019, easing from a 2.7 percent expansion in the previous month. A slowdown was recorded in construction (3.7 percent from 8.2 percent in January); and professional activities (3 percent from 3.3 percent). Additionally, output shrank in manufacturing (-1.2 percent from 0.9 percent); and information & communication (-0.6 percent from 3.6 percent). Leading Economic Index in El Salvador averaged 3.35 percent from 1991 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 20.50 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of -8.90 percent in October of 2009.
Leading Economic Index in El Salvador is expected to be 1.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Leading Economic Index in El Salvador to stand at 2.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the El Salvador Economic Activity Index YoY Change is projected to trend around 2.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.