US trade (export - import) with El Salvador in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 07, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with El Salvador in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with El Salvador

In 2014, US trade with El Salvador was $5,767.7 million, down 0.17% ($9.7 million) from 2013.

US exports to El Salvador in 2014 totaled $3,295.9 million, up 1.04% ($33.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from El Salvador in 2014 were $2,471.8 million, down 1.73% ($43.6 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with El Salvador in 2014 was $824.0 million, a 10.37% increase ($77.4 million) over 2013.

El Salvador was the US 61st largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 60th in 2013), accounting for 0.14% of US total trade (down from 0.15% in 2013).

El Salvador was the US 53rd largest export market in 2014 (down from 52nd in 2013), accounting for 0.20% of US total exports (down from 0.21% in 2013).

El Salvador was the US 63rd largest supplier in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.10% of US total imports (down from 0.11% in 2013).

US Exports to El Salvador

The major share of US exports to El Salvador in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.60% of US total exports to El Salvador (18.57% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.36% of US total exports to El Salvador (24.10% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.57% of US total exports to El Salvador (19.25% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.99% of US total exports to El Salvador (12.73% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.82% of US total exports to El Salvador (10.51% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.48% of US total exports to El Salvador (3.72% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.22% of US total exports to El Salvador (1.20% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to El Salvador in 2014 over 2013 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 $205.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $45.9 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $15.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to El Salvador in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $125.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $60.2 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease 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) - a decrease of $15.9 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $12.4 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $12.4 million.
US exports to El Salvador in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 3,154.1 0.10 2,467.327.84
02 Meat and edible meat offal 24,115.7 0.73 21,994.39.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 599.7 0.02 615.4-2.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,744.3 0.42 12,194.412.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 795.0 0.02 366.8116.73
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 103.7 0.00 44.1135.09
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,613.5 0.08 1,952.933.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 18,105.3 0.55 14,266.926.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,414.7 0.04 1,432.6-1.25
10 Cereals 206,230.8 6.26 160,348.228.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 735.9 0.02 756.6-2.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,364.1 0.10 3,686.1-8.73
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 590.6 0.02 306.892.53
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,167.1 0.37 13,779.5-11.70
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,742.9 0.11 3,378.810.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,554.4 0.08 3,078.1-17.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13,367.7 0.41 6,360.2110.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,035.6 0.24 8,999.7-10.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,164.4 0.40 10,609.324.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50,832.2 1.54 49,852.21.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,472.0 0.11 2,807.423.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 111,278.6 3.38 96,016.915.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4.8 0.00 9.2-47.16
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,861.7 0.06 2,693.3-30.88
26 Ores, slag and ash 391.3 0.01 238.464.11
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 808,407.0 24.53 602,854.734.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,716.4 0.48 14,951.95.11
29 Organic chemicals 14,770.2 0.45 15,599.5-5.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,490.9 0.23 12,439.2-39.78
31 Fertilizers 6,414.6 0.19 18,775.5-65.84
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 25,390.2 0.77 26,111.0-2.76
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,623.1 0.57 15,364.721.21
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 8,735.3 0.27 9,365.5-6.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,071.7 0.09 2,498.022.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 39.7 0.00 24.164.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,957.9 0.18 5,427.99.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 25,202.1 0.76 28,120.4-10.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 177,236.7 5.38 182,109.2-2.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,854.2 0.45 11,933.924.47
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,311.5 0.04 870.650.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,317.3 0.07 2,054.112.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 40.9 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,472.6 0.08 2,755.4-10.26
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 9.9-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24.6 0.00 17.342.58
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 23,993.4 0.73 23,901.30.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 82,796.3 2.51 89,301.0-7.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,458.6 0.17 5,237.04.23
50 Silk 85.0 0.00 375.7-77.39
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,815.8 0.06 1,503.520.77
52 Cotton 136,975.7 4.16 149,398.0-8.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 367.2 0.01 54.6572.03
54 Man-made filaments 78,117.6 2.37 70,986.310.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 77,240.3 2.34 70,794.49.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,845.6 0.39 13,852.2-7.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,099.6 0.03 695.558.10
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 11,989.9 0.36 7,502.359.82
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,723.6 0.05 1,961.1-12.11
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 153,837.2 4.67 192,446.2-20.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 101,914.2 3.09 93,079.19.49
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,696.3 0.20 5,024.733.27
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19,511.3 0.59 12,247.759.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,364.0 0.22 7,556.9-2.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 108.2 0.00 127.5-15.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 124.6 0.00 54.6128.36
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 66.5 0.00 164.9-59.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,699.3 0.11 3,868.3-4.37
69 Ceramic products 810.9 0.02 1,209.7-32.97
70 Glass and glassware 2,370.9 0.07 2,165.99.47
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,368.3 0.13 2,622.666.56
72 Iron and steel 2,109.8 0.06 2,233.0-5.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,383.8 0.41 13,674.2-2.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,696.5 0.05 2,511.3-32.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 864.5 0.03 2,234.2-61.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,280.3 0.16 7,699.7-31.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 52.7 0.00 2.71,831.70
79 Zinc and articles thereof 153.5 0.00 89.970.70
80 Tin and articles thereof 245.6 0.01 76.0223.16
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,423.9 0.13 1,606.9175.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,371.0 0.19 4,572.039.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,685.5 0.17 4,394.329.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 224,181.7 6.80 221,366.41.27
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 175,182.8 5.32 191,079.4-8.32
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 1,042.5 0.03 1,121.5-7.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69,048.4 2.09 74,356.6-7.14
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 121,570.6 3.69 247,437.6-50.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 684.5 0.02 838.0-18.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 46,333.8 1.41 49,856.8-7.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,286.3 0.04 1,091.817.82
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 690.0 0.02 1,893.6-63.56
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,523.2 0.05 1,708.2-10.83
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 10,567.1 0.32 14,256.4-25.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,666.1 0.23 7,467.42.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,216.4 0.31 8,909.514.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 141.6 0.00 88.260.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 215,576.0 6.54 275,785.7-21.83

US Imports from El Salvador

The major share of US imports from El Salvador in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 81.25% of US total imports from El Salvador (78.12% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.68% of US total imports from El Salvador (12.78% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.53% of US total imports from El Salvador (1.35% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.08% of US total imports from El Salvador (1.40% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from El Salvador in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $45.4 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 $29.5 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $10.5 million.

The largest declines in US imports from El Salvador in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $44.3 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $43.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $34.0 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $8.4 million.
US imports from El Salvador in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 1,509.3 0.06 1,832.5-17.64
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,485.8 0.22 8,844.5-37.97
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,700.3 0.07 1,306.430.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 57.3 0.00 80.9-29.14
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10,836.4 0.44 11,874.3-8.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 13,701.0 0.55 16,101.4-14.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,874.5 0.16 4,064.1-4.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 49,879.9 2.02 93,143.7-46.45
10 Cereals 92.5 0.00 110.9-16.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 343.5 0.01 175.296.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 502.9 0.02 371.235.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 517.4 0.02 596.7-13.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 223.6 0.01 99.3125.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 96,307.9 3.90 85,766.812.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 766.8 0.03 927.5-17.33
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,380.8 1.03 25,192.10.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,284.0 0.21 4,167.726.78
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,070.2 0.41 9,726.13.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,765.4 0.52 57,067.1-77.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18.8 0.00 9.892.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,044.3 0.04 1,134.6-7.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 104.4 0.00 732.7-85.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,166.1 0.05 1,585.4-26.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22.9 0.00 23.3-1.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 558.9 0.02 337.865.45
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 103.4 0.00 104.6-1.14
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 317.7 0.01 739.1-57.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,336.7 0.78 18,917.02.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 554.4 0.02 284.894.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 15.6 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,483.4 0.10 3,220.9-22.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,928.4 0.08 2,661.9-27.56
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,504.0 0.18 4,416.31.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 559.8 0.02 393.042.43
52 Cotton 162.6 0.01 341.3-52.36
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 633.8 0.03 696.0-8.93
54 Man-made filaments 3,606.6 0.15 3,373.46.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,305.0 0.13 2,456.734.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 267.0 0.01 49.8435.98
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 7.1 0.00 9.8-27.31
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,520.3 0.06 2,071.5-26.61
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,108.3 0.13 3,053.81.79
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 811.2 0.03 1,853.4-56.23
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,668,759.6 67.51 1,623,367.82.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 276,729.7 11.20 278,897.6-0.78
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,528.2 0.83 24,100.6-14.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28,147.3 1.14 24,061.416.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 771.7 0.03 760.31.50
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 27,269.3 1.10 22,277.522.41
69 Ceramic products 2.3 0.00 9.0-73.83
70 Glass and glassware 51.3 0.00 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 26,818.0 1.08 35,204.9-23.82
72 Iron and steel 395.9 0.02 77.9407.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 547.6 0.02 417.831.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,372.4 0.18 4,699.3-6.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,357.7 0.46 11,938.0-4.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 255.3 0.01 212.719.99
80 Tin and articles thereof 89.6 0.00 139.4-35.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 263.1 0.01 741.6-64.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,626.1 0.15 1,237.1193.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 953.3 0.04 1,207.8-21.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,432.8 0.06 2,368.6-39.51
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 60,312.0 2.44 30,808.195.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 79.8 0.00 66.020.97
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 102.4 0.00 312.7-67.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 518.8 0.02 457.613.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 2.4-100.00
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 28.6 0.00 0.0
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 2,273.3 0.09 1,347.468.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,922.3 0.44 7,101.353.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 934.1 0.04 795.017.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 37.0 0.00 3.5947.43
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 38,823.0 1.57 72,860.5-46.72
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce