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El Salvador

El Salvador ranked No. 63 in total trade value through February with a total of $808.04 million. Exports totaled $448.69 million and Imports totaled $359.35 million, a surplus of $89.34 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $808.04 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $175,987,681
2Port Everglades, Fla. $91,748,866
3Port of Gulfport, Miss. $90,980,467
4Miami International Airport $89,314,712
5Port of New Orleans $49,529,766
6Port of Houston $43,378,383
7Port of Los Angeles $35,704,313
8Port of Richmond, Calif. $18,466,422
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $18,391,538
10Port of Corpus Christi, Texas $15,900,000

U.S. trade with El Salvador rose to $808.04 million through February

El Salvador’s trade with the United States rose to $808.04 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 8.64 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. El Salvador’s exports decreased 12.63 percent while imports fell 3.11 percent. The U.S. surplus with El Salvador was $89.34 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings 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. During the same period the previous year, the top five 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 Los Angeles. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 61.58 percent of El Salvador’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami fell 3.02 percent to $175.99 million.
    Exports fell 5.13 percent to $83.7 million. Imports fell 1.01 percent to $92.29 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 21.89 percent to $91.75 million.
    Exports fell 24.03 percent to $36.32 million. Imports fell 20.42 percent to $55.42 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 5.9 percent to $90.98 million.
    Exports fell 21.94 percent to $16.07 million. Imports fell 1.57 percent to $74.91 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport fell 11.38 percent to $89.31 million.
    Exports fell 12 percent to $65.4 million. Imports fell 9.64 percent to $23.92 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans rose 28.27 percent to $49.53 million.
    Exports rose 34.91 percent to $47.76 million. Imports fell 44.82 percent to $1.77 million.

El Salvador ranked No. 63 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 61.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to El Salvador by value through February were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Low value shipments; Cell phones, related equipment; Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons; and Corn, respectively. They accounted for 29.2 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 Cane, beet sugar, solid form –– accounted for 57.5 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 20.79 percent compared to last year to $73.43 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 12.56 percent compared to last year to $15.46 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 26.12 percent compared to last year to $15.12 million.
  • Petroleum gases, other gaseous hydrocarbons fell 47.98 percent compared to last year to $13.55 million.
  • Corn rose 34.91 percent compared to last year to $13.46 million.

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

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 14.4 percent compared to last year to $86.79 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 17.11 percent compared to last year to $52.64 million.
  • Pantyhose, socks fell 10.57 percent compared to last year to $29.83 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ underwear rose 13.68 percent compared to last year to $19.5 million.
  • Cane, beet sugar, solid form fell 25.91 percent compared to last year to $17.88 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.