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El Salvador

El Salvador ranked No. 58 in total trade value through October with a total of $4.86 billion. Exports totaled $2.74 billion and Imports totaled $2.12 billion, a surplus of $619.83 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $4.86 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $1,020,227,676
2Port Everglades, Fla. $680,970,184
3Miami International Airport $518,450,194
4Port of Gulfport, Miss. $503,372,956
5Port of New Orleans $333,979,620
6Port of Los Angeles $256,899,857
7Port of Houston $237,750,732
8Port of Richmond, Calif. $163,556,283
9Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $143,205,847
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $94,853,196

U.S. trade with El Salvador rose to $4.86 billion through October

El Salvador’s trade with the United States rose to $4.86 billion through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 5.09 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. El Salvador’s exports increased 6.88 percent while imports rose 2.86 percent. The U.S. surplus with El Salvador was $619.83 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Miami International Airport; No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss.; and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss. No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of New Orleans. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 62.89 percent of El Salvador’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami rose 11.45 percent to $1.02 billion.
    Exports rose 5.65 percent to $464.42 million. Imports rose 16.8 percent to $555.81 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 1.78 percent to $680.97 million.
    Exports fell 8.01 percent to $247.56 million. Imports rose 8.36 percent to $433.41 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Miami International Airport rose 3.05 percent to $518.45 million.
    Exports rose 1.3 percent to $367.4 million. Imports rose 7.58 percent to $151.05 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 13.76 percent to $503.37 million.
    Exports fell 2.33 percent to $83.23 million. Imports fell 15.71 percent to $420.15 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 26.68 percent to $333.98 million.
    Exports rose 30.66 percent to $313.88 million. Imports fell 14.15 percent to $20.1 million.

El Salvador ranked No. 58 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 59.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to El Salvador by value through October were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; Returned exports, with change; Low value shipments; and Corn, respectively. They accounted for 31.91 percent of total exports to El Salvador.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from El Salvador –– T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted; Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted; Pantyhose, socks; Men’s or boys’ underwear; and Bras, girdles, garters –– accounted for 56.45 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to El Salvador:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 7.13 percent compared to last year to $488.91 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons rose 41.02 percent compared to last year to $117.01 million.
  • Returned exports, with change rose 7.08 percent compared to last year to $94.9 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 8.8 percent compared to last year to $94.85 million.
  • Corn rose 9.73 percent compared to last year to $78.83 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from El Salvador:

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 5.57 percent compared to last year to $449.32 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 0.52 percent compared to last year to $345.38 million.
  • Pantyhose, socks fell 2.22 percent compared to last year to $203.11 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ underwear fell 7.44 percent compared to last year to $113.55 million.
  • Bras, girdles, garters rose 2.84 percent compared to last year to $85.55 million.

In the latest annual figures available, El Salvador recorded $5.52 billion in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Mobile; Houston; New Orleans; and Los Angeles. Total U.S. exports to El Salvador were $ 3.05 billion and imports from El Salvador were $2.47 billion. The U.S. surplus with El Salvador was $579.79 million.