US trade with El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 21, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with El Salvador

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with El Salvador totaled $1,364.3 million, up 2.30% ($30.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $757.0 million, up 2.15% ($16.0 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $607.3 million, up 2.48% ($14.7 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $149.6 million, a 0.83% increase ($1.2 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

El Salvador was the US 60th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 58th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1454% of US total trade (down from 0.1524% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 51st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2032% of US total exports (down from 0.2132% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 63rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 64th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1074% of US total imports (down from 0.1123% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to El Salvador

The major share of US exports to El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.04% of US total exports to El Salvador (21.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.38% of US total exports to El Salvador (18.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.60% of US total exports to El Salvador (17.33% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.17% of US total exports to El Salvador (15.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.22% of US total exports to El Salvador (10.88% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.44% of US total exports to El Salvador (3.47% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.26% of US total exports to El Salvador (0.98% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $22.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $16.8 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $12.7 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $7.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $6.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.6 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $5.4 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $4.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3.1 million.
US exports to El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,002.8 0.13 1,084.7-7.55
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,227.1 0.82 5,990.73.95
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 265.7 0.04 148.479.12
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,475.8 0.33 2,248.210.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 113.2 0.01 91.823.34
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 14.6 0.00 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 852.5 0.11 661.028.97
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,280.1 0.30 3,428.9-33.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 163.2 0.02 364.2-55.19
10 Cereals 52,927.5 6.99 60,291.4-12.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 87.9 0.01 150.9-41.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 79.1 0.01 4,289.2-98.16
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 104.1 0.01 89.116.79
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 844.1 0.11 10.08,340.68
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,802.1 0.50 2,331.263.10
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 535.8 0.07 618.3-13.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 451.6 0.06 190.7136.82
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,037.2 0.40 3,371.9-9.93
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,748.8 0.36 2,258.321.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,442.0 0.45 2,834.721.43
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,414.5 1.77 16,496.0-18.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 961.6 0.13 830.615.77
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 22,264.6 2.94 20,637.17.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 830.3 0.11 456.481.92
26 Ores, slag and ash 62.6 0.01 61.32.02
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 160,906.3 21.26 137,983.916.61
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,395.8 0.45 3,313.82.48
29 Organic chemicals 3,347.0 0.44 2,907.015.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,461.9 0.19 1,958.5-25.35
31 Fertilizers 2,299.2 0.30 111.51,962.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,094.7 0.94 6,726.75.47
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,850.9 0.77 4,718.324.00
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 4,213.8 0.56 2,546.265.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,563.2 0.21 1,005.655.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 21.8 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 715.9 0.09 1,111.9-35.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,739.8 0.76 6,581.6-12.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45,942.4 6.07 39,811.015.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,256.0 0.43 9,853.4-66.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 49.1 0.01 9.6409.35
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 447.5 0.06 604.7-26.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4.0 0.00 6.7-40.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 270.2 0.04 264.32.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,208.9 0.29 2,705.4-18.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,355.7 2.82 21,627.4-1.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,225.4 0.29 1,117.599.14
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 13.8-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 685.0 0.09 434.657.61
52 Cotton 12,109.6 1.60 17,463.1-30.66
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.9 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 19,071.0 2.52 18,656.52.22
55 Man-made staple fibers 16,142.8 2.13 15,608.43.42
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,914.0 0.38 2,033.243.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 267.8 0.04 157.570.02
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,444.2 0.19 1,609.9-10.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 740.1 0.10 621.219.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18,171.7 2.40 20,366.4-10.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,599.9 3.25 24,241.71.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,531.6 0.33 3,922.3-35.46
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,609.8 0.87 4,441.948.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,808.0 0.24 1,744.03.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 7.6 0.00 13.5-43.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13.2 0.00 29.9-56.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 111.6 0.01 25.0346.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,263.5 0.30 1,677.534.94
69 Ceramic products 159.7 0.02 153.83.81
70 Glass and glassware 743.5 0.10 436.370.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 970.5 0.13 929.24.45
72 Iron and steel 138.6 0.02 178.4-22.31
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,779.1 0.63 2,179.6119.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 186.3 0.02 257.0-27.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 353.0 0.05 230.453.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 991.2 0.13 981.80.96
79 Zinc and articles thereof 52.6 0.01 54.5-3.58
80 Tin and articles thereof 106.0 0.01 119.4-11.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,896.9 1.04 78.79,937.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,335.9 0.18 1,519.9-12.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,292.3 0.17 1,648.4-21.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,360.9 6.39 54,943.5-11.98
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 56,958.4 7.52 44,288.028.61
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 590.3 0.08 404.545.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,586.1 2.85 19,650.79.85
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 42,949.7 5.67 26,109.264.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 299.6 0.04 200.549.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,206.5 1.48 12,052.9-7.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 225.3 0.03 250.3-9.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 407.0 0.05 137.3196.39
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,204.3 0.16 155.2675.93
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,159.1 0.29 3,977.0-45.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,172.8 0.15 1,988.9-41.03
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,468.4 0.19 2,031.1-27.70
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.7 0.00 18.3-85.21

US Imports from El Salvador

The major share of US imports from El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 76.57% of US total imports from El Salvador (78.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.99% of US total imports from El Salvador (10.01% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.59% of US total imports from El Salvador (3.75% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $2.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $2.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2.0 million.
US imports from El Salvador in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 619.2 0.10 623.4-0.68
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,015.4 0.33 1,937.34.03
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 966.9 0.16 841.014.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,371.3 0.88 5,417.0-0.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,131.6 0.52 2,707.315.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 974.7 0.16 705.138.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 11,728.0 1.93 9,654.821.47
10 Cereals 26.1 0.00 20.825.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 89.1 0.01 55.959.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 62.1 0.01 107.0-42.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 80.7 0.01 107.8-25.10
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 3.3 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19.3 0.00 242.5-92.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 20,255.8 3.34 22,229.3-8.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 213.3 0.04 149.342.88
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,519.0 1.07 5,812.312.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 893.1 0.15 1,037.9-13.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,608.2 0.59 3,726.0-3.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,071.5 0.67 3,933.53.51
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 174.2 0.03 126.337.91
29 Organic chemicals 384.4 0.06 4.09,457.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 413.1 0.07 82.1403.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9.9 0.00 3.6175.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 95.5 0.02 107.4-11.08
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 69.7 0.01 41.368.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 231.3 0.04 17.11,255.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,403.7 0.56 3,829.4-11.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 46.4 0.01 77.9-40.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 59.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 332.6 0.05 581.5-42.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 423.1 0.07 260.362.50
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 21.9 0.00 13.660.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 940.6 0.15 871.67.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 288.2 0.05 78.4267.47
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 10.1-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 195.4 0.03 251.0-22.16
54 Man-made filaments 292.2 0.05 1,057.3-72.36
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,094.4 0.18 764.643.13
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 35.5 0.01 45.3-21.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 410.4 0.07 478.3-14.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 679.4 0.11 700.2-2.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 239.3 0.04 208.614.68
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 387,619.3 63.82 386,108.40.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 64,876.7 10.68 62,575.43.68
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,793.5 0.95 7,818.2-25.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,639.9 0.60 7,281.7-50.01
65 Headgear and parts thereof 157.0 0.03 102.852.75
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,961.1 1.80 7,049.255.49
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,133.2 0.35 2,868.3-25.63
72 Iron and steel 54.2 0.01 280.5-80.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 64.3 0.01 298.7-78.48
74 Copper and articles thereof 260.9 0.04 355.6-26.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,814.4 0.46 1,678.367.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 253.1 0.04 83.9201.85
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 305.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 510.5 0.08 473.87.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 404.8 0.07 126.4220.35
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 372.2 0.06 6,807.3-94.53
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 14,724.0 2.42 15,183.7-3.03
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.5 0.00 22.1-61.51
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 210.8 0.03 10.41,936.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 34.6 0.01 44.6-22.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 351.9 0.06 142.1147.71
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 19.9 0.00 6.4210.60
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 4,756.5 0.78 1,338.2255.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,406.0 0.23 2,452.2-42.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 519.7 0.09 396.231.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.8 0.00 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce