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El Salvador

El Salvador ranked No. 63 in total trade value through March with a total of $1.31 billion. Exports totaled $750.26 million and Imports totaled $562.15 million, a surplus of $188.11 million.

January – March 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $1.31 billion

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $283,279,468
2Port Everglades, Fla. $158,790,535
3Port of Gulfport, Miss. $138,184,405
4Miami International Airport $137,557,786
5Port of New Orleans $85,568,563
6Port of Houston $66,644,636
7Port of Los Angeles $55,026,393
8Port of Richmond, Calif. $35,064,112
9Port of Wilmington, N.C. $27,621,635
10Low-Valued Imports and Exports $26,813,827

U.S. trade with El Salvador rose to $1.31 billion through March

El Salvador’s trade with the United States rose to $1.31 billion through the first three months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 6.54 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. El Salvador’s exports decreased 8.06 percent while imports fell 4.43 percent. The U.S. surplus with El Salvador was $188.11 million.

Through March, 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 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 61.21 percent of El Salvador’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami fell 5.54 percent to $283.28 million.
    Exports fell 4.59 percent to $137.18 million. Imports fell 6.4 percent to $146.1 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. fell 13.9 percent to $158.79 million.
    Exports fell 20.8 percent to $60.26 million. Imports fell 9.06 percent to $98.53 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Gulfport, Miss. fell 9.92 percent to $138.18 million.
    Exports fell 17.93 percent to $22.8 million. Imports fell 8.15 percent to $115.38 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport fell 2.2 percent to $137.56 million.
    Exports rose 0.73 percent to $103.52 million. Imports fell 10.15 percent to $34.03 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of New Orleans fell 2.15 percent to $85.57 million.
    Exports fell 0.4 percent to $81.56 million. Imports fell 27.99 percent to $4.01 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. 59.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.01 trillion, up 0.65 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 1.42 percent to $408.22 billion; imports climbed 0.13 percent to $598.47 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 $190.25 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $195.16 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to El Salvador by value through March were the categories of Gasoline, other fuels; Corn; Low value shipments; Cell phones, related equipment; and Synthetic yarn, not retail, respectively. They accounted for 31.7 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 57.62 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels fell 14.81 percent compared to last year to $136.67 million.
  • Corn rose 58.93 percent compared to last year to $28.37 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 5.25 percent compared to last year to $26.81 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 38.51 percent compared to last year to $23.95 million.
  • Synthetic yarn, not retail rose 15.59 percent compared to last year to $22.02 million.

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

  • T-shirts, tank tops, knit or crocheted rose 6.15 percent compared to last year to $135.99 million.
  • Sweaters, pullovers, vests, knit or crocheted fell 11.47 percent compared to last year to $86.52 million.
  • Pantyhose, socks fell 11.01 percent compared to last year to $49.7 million.
  • Men’s or boys’ underwear rose 9.01 percent compared to last year to $31 million.
  • Bras, girdles, garters fell 9.51 percent compared to last year to $20.72 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.