US trade with El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 04, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with El Salvador

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with El Salvador was $1,370.2 million, down 1.16% ($16.1 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $741.6 million, up 3.89% ($27.8 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $628.6 million, down 6.52% ($43.9 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $112.9 million, a 173.50% increase ($71.6 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

El Salvador was the US 59th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 58th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1389% of US total trade (down from 0.1498% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 50th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1928% of US total exports (down from 0.1963% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 63rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1045% of US total imports (down from 0.1197% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to El Salvador

The major share of US exports to El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.09% of US total exports to El Salvador (22.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.39% of US total exports to El Salvador (20.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.92% of US total exports to El Salvador (16.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.31% of US total exports to El Salvador (14.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.89% of US total exports to El Salvador (11.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.03% of US total exports to El Salvador (3.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.36% of US total exports to El Salvador (1.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $23.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $15.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $9.7 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2.6 million.
US exports to El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,109.6 0.15 694.959.67
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,639.8 1.03 5,910.629.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 243.5 0.03 203.819.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,301.1 0.45 3,383.1-2.43
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 108.2 0.01 62.573.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3.7 0.00 2.545.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 985.1 0.13 625.357.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,436.7 0.19 1,947.5-26.23
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 206.9 0.03 173.719.14
10 Cereals 46,842.6 6.32 54,056.3-13.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 134.1 0.02 317.3-57.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,444.5 0.73 172.83,050.60
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 92.2 0.01 228.1-59.59
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 12.1 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,487.1 0.61 839.2434.67
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 836.4 0.11 710.917.65
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 502.9 0.07 321.756.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,855.3 0.39 1,443.697.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,846.8 0.38 3,310.9-14.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,229.6 0.57 3,849.69.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,230.7 1.51 14,511.1-22.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,261.1 0.17 784.760.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 22,254.5 3.00 23,791.9-6.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 418.3 0.06 464.8-10.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 73.2 0.01 62.217.64
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 158,097.4 21.32 142,394.711.03
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,269.0 0.44 3,820.9-14.45
29 Organic chemicals 8,647.8 1.17 5,407.959.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,769.7 0.24 1,850.2-4.35
31 Fertilizers 1,179.2 0.16 602.695.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,302.7 0.98 7,753.4-5.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,845.6 0.65 5,352.0-9.46
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 1,937.3 0.26 2,363.9-18.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 894.2 0.12 860.83.87
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 14.2 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 975.7 0.13 1,342.1-27.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,237.4 0.98 6,311.414.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 40,180.5 5.42 43,095.0-6.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,523.3 0.34 3,987.0-36.71
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 46.1 0.01 142.2-67.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 386.4 0.05 423.9-8.85
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 21.3 0.00 15.140.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 205.4 0.03 151.335.74
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,153.5 0.43 3,162.6-0.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,272.0 2.46 17,604.33.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 865.3 0.12 782.510.58
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 10.9-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 684.9 0.09 655.14.55
52 Cotton 13,882.5 1.87 10,087.037.63
54 Man-made filaments 21,374.5 2.88 20,584.33.84
55 Man-made staple fibers 16,606.2 2.24 17,460.0-4.89
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,096.2 0.42 2,351.231.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 384.6 0.05 203.489.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,080.4 0.15 2,368.2-54.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,210.6 0.16 819.747.69
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17,909.7 2.42 20,986.5-14.66
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 27,561.1 3.72 22,067.224.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,511.8 0.34 2,677.6-6.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,324.6 0.72 5,042.75.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,853.2 0.25 841.3120.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2.8 0.00 105.4-97.35
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14.0 0.00 6.7109.24
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 25.1 0.00 15.363.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,756.6 0.24 1,396.025.84
69 Ceramic products 123.1 0.02 49.0151.12
70 Glass and glassware 494.0 0.07 370.133.48
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,652.4 0.22 1,401.917.87
72 Iron and steel 200.2 0.03 290.9-31.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,443.5 0.33 1,730.941.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 178.3 0.02 333.5-46.55
75 Nickel and articles thereof 242.6 0.03 349.4-30.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 943.9 0.13 957.2-1.39
78 Lead and articles thereof 53.5 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 17.4 0.00 10.960.21
80 Tin and articles thereof 53.2 0.01 115.2-53.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,898.3 0.26 5,504.4-65.51
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,535.1 0.34 1,266.9100.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,538.4 0.21 1,277.420.43
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 48,629.2 6.56 58,323.0-16.62
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 41,279.8 5.57 42,239.7-2.27
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 548.5 0.07 426.728.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,530.0 2.90 24,099.7-10.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 41,564.1 5.60 18,508.3124.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 630.3 0.08 716.1-11.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,045.4 2.30 16,255.54.86
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 186.4 0.03 225.2-17.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 134.8 0.02 243.6-44.64
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 855.4 0.12 365.3134.15
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 2,150.7 0.29 1,951.410.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,853.9 0.25 1,397.532.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,451.0 0.20 1,634.4-11.22
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27.1 0.00 29.8-9.28

US Imports from El Salvador

The major share of US imports from El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 75.85% of US total imports from El Salvador (79.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.93% of US total imports from El Salvador (11.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.77% of US total imports from El Salvador (2.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.25% of US total imports from El Salvador (0.84% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $6.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $3.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $51.8 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $14.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $6.7 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $2.0 million.
US imports from El Salvador in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 628.3 0.10 653.8-3.90
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 518.1 0.08 719.3-27.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,325.8 0.21 1,168.213.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 25.0 0.00 13.881.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,088.5 0.33 2,275.3-8.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,333.6 0.37 2,092.711.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,195.0 0.19 1,772.4-32.58
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,923.0 4.28 20,764.129.66
10 Cereals 35.8 0.01 4.7669.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 110.6 0.02 111.5-0.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 94.8 0.02 43.4118.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 73.9 0.01 45.861.27
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.8 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 33.1 0.01 34.7-4.50
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 14,884.4 2.37 29,828.7-50.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 476.6 0.08 559.0-14.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,776.4 1.24 6,416.721.19
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 918.9 0.15 990.6-7.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,432.4 0.71 4,444.8-0.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,813.4 0.77 4,282.712.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10.3 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 144.8 0.02 196.4-26.29
29 Organic chemicals 42.6 0.01 7.7455.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,470.3 0.55 371.5834.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 20.0 0.00 9.3114.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 283.2 0.05 223.326.80
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 26.5 0.00 69.7-61.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 525.5 0.08 14.63,489.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,457.9 0.55 4,929.1-29.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13.0 0.00 11.612.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 416.0 0.07 479.5-13.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 548.9 0.09 605.0-9.27
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.9 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,018.3 0.16 1,065.0-4.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 794.0 0.13 267.5196.84
52 Cotton 26.7 0.00 9.3186.38
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 211.2 0.03 187.812.48
54 Man-made filaments 582.3 0.09 658.7-11.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 594.6 0.09 698.0-14.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13.8 0.00 9.446.76
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 548.9 0.09 366.649.76
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 365.6 0.06 495.0-26.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 428.2 0.07 260.464.45
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 404,539.3 64.35 456,378.5-11.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 59,309.3 9.43 65,997.9-10.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,458.1 1.03 6,009.97.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,440.0 0.55 5,468.3-37.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 302.3 0.05 221.736.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,620.8 2.01 7,051.178.99
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 7.6-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,726.3 0.43 2,421.312.60
72 Iron and steel 543.4 0.09 310.375.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 152.9 0.02 107.342.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 235.1 0.04 409.2-42.54
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,270.0 0.52 1,854.276.35
79 Zinc and articles thereof 258.1 0.04 376.7-31.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.5-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 361.2 0.06 660.8-45.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 200.1 0.03 149.733.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 349.5 0.06 228.353.11
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 16,578.1 2.64 16,105.92.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 125.6 0.02 5.12,347.18
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 27.6 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 328.8 0.05 127.3158.28
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6.6 0.00 2.3183.65
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 4,553.4 0.72 4,381.53.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,785.7 0.28 2,119.3-15.74
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 582.2 0.09 576.11.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.0 0.00 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce