US trade with El Salvador in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with El Salvador

In the first half of 2017, US trade with El Salvador totaled $2,734.5 million, up 0.54% ($14.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to El Salvador in the first half of 2017 totaled $1,498.5 million, up 3.01% ($43.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from El Salvador in the first half of 2017 were $1,236.0 million, down 2.30% ($29.1 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with El Salvador in the first half of 2017 was $262.6 million, a 38.43% increase ($72.9 million) over the first half of 2016.

El Salvador was the US 60th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 59th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1421% of US total trade (down from 0.1511% in the first half of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 50th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 49th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1979% of US total exports (down from 0.2046% in the first half of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 63rd largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1059% of US total imports (down from 0.1161% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to El Salvador

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.57% of US total exports to El Salvador (21.87% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.38% of US total exports to El Salvador (19.34% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.76% of US total exports to El Salvador (16.89% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.73% of US total exports to El Salvador (14.96% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.06% of US total exports to El Salvador (11.23% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.24% of US total exports to El Salvador (3.26% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.82% of US total exports to El Salvador (1.31% in the first half of 2016).

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

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $39.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $38.6 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 $11.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5.1 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $16.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14.6 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $8.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $6.4 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $5.3 million.
US exports to El Salvador in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 2,112.4 0.14 1,779.618.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,867.0 0.93 11,901.316.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 509.3 0.03 352.244.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,776.9 0.39 5,631.32.59
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 221.5 0.01 154.343.53
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 18.2 0.00 2.5623.89
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,837.6 0.12 1,286.342.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,716.8 0.25 5,376.4-30.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 370.1 0.02 537.8-31.19
10 Cereals 99,770.1 6.66 114,347.7-12.75
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 222.0 0.01 468.3-52.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,523.6 0.37 4,462.023.79
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 196.3 0.01 317.3-38.14
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 856.1 0.06 10.08,461.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,289.1 0.55 3,170.4161.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,372.2 0.09 1,329.33.23
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 954.5 0.06 512.486.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,892.5 0.39 4,815.622.36
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,595.6 0.37 5,569.20.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,671.6 0.51 6,684.314.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,645.2 1.64 31,007.1-20.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,222.7 0.15 1,615.337.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 44,519.1 2.97 44,429.00.20
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 1,248.7 0.08 921.235.54
26 Ores, slag and ash 135.7 0.01 123.59.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 319,003.7 21.29 280,378.613.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,664.8 0.44 7,134.7-6.59
29 Organic chemicals 11,994.8 0.80 8,314.944.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,231.7 0.22 3,808.6-15.15
31 Fertilizers 3,478.3 0.23 714.1387.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,397.4 0.96 14,480.1-0.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 10,696.5 0.71 10,070.36.22
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 6,151.1 0.41 4,910.125.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,457.3 0.16 1,866.431.66
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 36.0 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,691.6 0.11 2,454.0-31.06
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,977.2 0.87 12,892.90.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 86,122.9 5.75 82,906.03.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,779.4 0.39 13,840.4-58.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 95.2 0.01 151.8-37.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 833.9 0.06 1,028.6-18.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 25.3 0.00 21.915.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 475.6 0.03 415.614.44
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,362.3 0.36 5,868.1-8.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 39,627.7 2.64 39,231.61.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,090.7 0.21 1,900.062.67
50 Silk 0.0 0.00 24.7-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,369.9 0.09 1,089.725.71
52 Cotton 25,992.1 1.73 27,550.2-5.66
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.9 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 40,445.5 2.70 39,240.83.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 32,749.1 2.19 33,068.4-0.97
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,010.1 0.40 4,384.337.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 652.4 0.04 360.980.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,524.6 0.17 3,978.0-36.54
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,950.7 0.13 1,440.935.38
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 36,081.4 2.41 41,353.0-12.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 52,161.0 3.48 46,308.912.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,043.4 0.34 6,599.9-23.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,934.3 0.80 9,484.625.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,661.3 0.24 2,585.341.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 10.4 0.00 118.9-91.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 27.2 0.00 36.6-25.76
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 136.7 0.01 40.3238.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,020.2 0.27 3,073.530.80
69 Ceramic products 282.7 0.02 202.839.41
70 Glass and glassware 1,237.5 0.08 806.453.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,622.9 0.18 2,331.112.52
72 Iron and steel 338.8 0.02 469.3-27.80
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,222.6 0.48 3,910.584.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 364.6 0.02 590.5-38.26
75 Nickel and articles thereof 595.6 0.04 579.82.72
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,935.1 0.13 1,939.0-0.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 53.5 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 70.0 0.00 65.47.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 159.3 0.01 234.6-32.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,795.2 0.65 5,583.175.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,871.0 0.26 2,786.738.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,830.7 0.19 2,925.9-3.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 96,990.1 6.47 113,266.5-14.37
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 98,238.2 6.56 86,527.713.53
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 1,138.8 0.08 831.336.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,116.1 2.88 43,750.4-1.45
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 84,513.7 5.64 44,617.589.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 929.9 0.06 916.61.45
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,251.8 1.89 28,308.4-0.20
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 411.7 0.03 475.4-13.41
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 541.8 0.04 380.942.26
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,059.7 0.14 520.5295.70
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 4,309.9 0.29 5,928.4-27.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,026.8 0.20 3,386.4-10.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,919.4 0.19 3,665.5-20.35
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 29.8 0.00 48.1-38.14

US Imports from El Salvador

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 76.20% of US total imports from El Salvador (79.37% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.46% of US total imports from El Salvador (10.71% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.68% of US total imports from El Salvador (3.06% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.01% of US total imports from El Salvador (0.77% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from El Salvador in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $9.5 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $8.2 million.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $50.3 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $16.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4.4 million.
US imports from El Salvador in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,247.5 0.10 1,277.2-2.33
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,533.5 0.20 2,656.6-4.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,292.7 0.19 2,009.114.11
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 7,459.8 0.60 7,692.4-3.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,465.2 0.44 4,799.913.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,169.7 0.18 2,477.5-12.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 38,651.0 3.13 30,418.927.06
10 Cereals 61.9 0.01 25.4143.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 199.7 0.02 167.419.29
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 156.9 0.01 150.34.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 154.6 0.01 153.60.66
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8.1 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 52.5 0.00 277.2-81.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 35,140.2 2.84 52,058.0-32.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 689.8 0.06 708.3-2.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,295.4 1.16 12,229.116.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,812.0 0.15 2,028.5-10.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,040.7 0.65 8,170.8-1.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,885.0 0.72 8,216.28.14
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 319.0 0.03 322.7-1.16
29 Organic chemicals 427.0 0.03 11.73,551.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,883.4 0.31 453.5756.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 29.8 0.00 12.9131.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 378.8 0.03 330.814.50
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 96.2 0.01 111.0-13.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 756.8 0.06 31.72,287.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,861.6 0.56 8,758.5-21.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59.4 0.00 89.5-33.63
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) 748.7 0.06 1,061.0-29.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 972.0 0.08 865.312.32
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24.8 0.00 13.681.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,958.9 0.16 1,936.61.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,082.3 0.09 345.9212.85
52 Cotton 26.7 0.00 19.537.21
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 406.6 0.03 438.8-7.33
54 Man-made filaments 874.5 0.07 1,715.9-49.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,689.0 0.14 1,462.715.47
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 49.3 0.00 54.7-9.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 959.4 0.08 844.913.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,045.0 0.08 1,195.2-12.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 667.4 0.05 469.042.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 792,158.6 64.09 842,486.8-5.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 124,186.0 10.05 128,573.3-3.41
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,251.6 0.99 13,828.1-11.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,079.9 0.57 12,750.1-44.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 459.3 0.04 324.541.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 23,581.9 1.91 14,100.367.24
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,859.6 0.39 5,289.6-8.13
72 Iron and steel 597.6 0.05 590.71.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 217.2 0.02 406.0-46.51
74 Copper and articles thereof 496.0 0.04 764.8-35.14
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,084.3 0.49 3,532.572.24
79 Zinc and articles thereof 511.2 0.04 460.511.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 312.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 871.7 0.07 1,134.6-23.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 604.8 0.05 276.0119.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 721.7 0.06 7,035.6-89.74
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 31,302.1 2.53 31,289.60.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 134.1 0.01 27.2393.08
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 238.4 0.02 10.42,203.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 34.6 0.00 44.6-22.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 680.7 0.06 269.4152.70
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 26.5 0.00 8.7203.41
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 9,309.9 0.75 5,719.862.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,191.7 0.26 4,571.5-30.18
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,101.9 0.09 972.413.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9.8 0.00 0.0
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce