US trade with El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Mar 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with El Salvador

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with El Salvador totaled $1,465.5 million, up 2.69% ($38.4 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $794.6 million, up 9.39% ($68.2 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $670.8 million, down 4.26% ($29.8 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $123.8 million, a 381.27% increase ($98.1 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

El Salvador was the US 57th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1485% of US total trade (down from 0.1740% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 50th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2084% of US total exports (down from 0.2096% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 64th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 63rd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1108% of US total imports (down from 0.1480% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to El Salvador

The major share of US exports to El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.90% of US total exports to El Salvador (18.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.74% of US total exports to El Salvador (23.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.69% of US total exports to El Salvador (12.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.57% of US total exports to El Salvador (18.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.95% of US total exports to El Salvador (11.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.94% of US total exports to El Salvador (2.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.83% of US total exports to El Salvador (2.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $36.3 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $25.5 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $14.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8.7 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $8.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $11.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $11.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $9.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $8.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4.2 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 $3.6 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 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 995.3 0.13 926.57.43
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,483.7 0.82 6,760.8-4.10
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 211.3 0.03 192.89.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,690.2 0.34 2,979.5-9.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 321.4 0.04 108.0197.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10.4 0.00 14.1-25.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 853.9 0.11 977.5-12.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,721.7 0.47 3,002.023.97
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 276.7 0.03 273.61.14
10 Cereals 44,251.3 5.57 56,112.4-21.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 125.2 0.02 185.0-32.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,228.0 0.53 1,963.8115.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 353.7 0.04 74.3376.34
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 22.5 0.00 67.4-66.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 909.3 0.11 1,715.9-47.01
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 999.8 0.13 1,031.3-3.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 579.4 0.07 392.847.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,394.4 0.30 3,333.3-28.17
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,325.1 0.42 3,357.3-0.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,569.1 0.57 4,390.84.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,352.4 1.30 19,955.0-48.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,203.1 0.15 939.328.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 18,979.9 2.39 23,471.3-19.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 634.5 0.08 616.22.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 56.7 0.01 48.716.53
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 173,299.9 21.81 136,983.926.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,840.8 0.36 3,894.0-27.05
29 Organic chemicals 5,551.1 0.70 4,183.332.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,174.1 0.15 1,056.211.16
31 Fertilizers 719.0 0.09 360.399.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,910.7 0.87 8,306.0-16.80
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,921.0 0.75 4,444.733.22
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 2,273.6 0.29 3,649.8-37.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,163.5 0.15 1,221.8-4.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 26.5 0.00 8.8202.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 853.6 0.11 1,230.1-30.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,809.9 0.98 7,742.90.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41,298.9 5.20 45,526.6-9.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,539.4 0.32 4,512.0-43.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 19.6 0.00 13.842.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 496.2 0.06 367.834.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 932.7 0.12 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 395.7 0.05 232.270.38
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.2 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,129.3 0.39 2,653.417.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,849.7 2.37 17,323.28.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 983.5 0.12 936.45.03
50 Silk 22.9 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 545.1 0.07 205.0165.87
52 Cotton 36,567.1 4.60 11,095.5229.57
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 17,830.4 2.24 16,587.37.49
55 Man-made staple fibers 17,520.8 2.20 8,983.095.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,907.2 0.37 2,358.423.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 127.9 0.02 165.8-22.88
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,466.4 0.18 2,644.8-44.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,317.3 0.17 969.935.82
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 17,818.6 2.24 22,172.0-19.63
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,969.4 3.39 18,248.547.79
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,210.1 0.40 2,385.634.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,285.5 0.67 5,006.65.57
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 994.0 0.13 482.4106.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.1 0.00 60.7-89.95
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 10.9 0.00 14.0-21.93
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 27.6 0.00 88.1-68.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,869.5 0.24 1,844.41.36
69 Ceramic products 250.2 0.03 199.825.22
70 Glass and glassware 501.0 0.06 652.3-23.19
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 880.0 0.11 1,536.9-42.74
72 Iron and steel 145.5 0.02 219.2-33.65
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,784.9 0.35 2,115.831.62
74 Copper and articles thereof 396.3 0.05 339.316.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 316.3 0.04 372.0-14.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,111.9 0.14 2,354.4-52.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.2-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 22.3 0.00 20.110.90
80 Tin and articles thereof 128.3 0.02 97.431.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,439.1 0.81 8,127.9-20.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,272.3 0.16 1,174.88.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,925.6 0.24 1,210.559.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 67,931.0 8.55 53,688.726.53
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 44,847.2 5.64 48,480.3-7.49
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 523.9 0.07 412.626.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,123.8 2.66 23,710.6-10.91
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,086.8 1.65 24,391.7-46.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 510.4 0.06 802.1-36.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,837.7 1.11 16,834.0-47.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 148.4 0.02 142.44.22
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 186.4 0.02 144.928.61
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,615.4 0.20 610.3164.70
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 3,509.7 0.44 2,964.818.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,190.2 0.28 2,200.3-0.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,959.7 0.25 1,267.054.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.1 0.00 5.022.44

US Imports from El Salvador

The major share of US imports from El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 81.79% of US total imports from El Salvador (79.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.94% of US total imports from El Salvador (8.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.30% of US total imports from El Salvador (2.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.44% of US total imports from El Salvador (0.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $4.2 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $6.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $5.2 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) - a decrease of $4.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $2.8 million.
US imports from El Salvador in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 508.7 0.08 460.210.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 957.0 0.14 834.814.63
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 833.3 0.12 1,182.0-29.50
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 12.5 0.00 51.4-75.68
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,612.3 0.54 3,861.0-6.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,611.5 0.39 2,367.410.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,384.0 0.21 1,504.2-7.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 19,754.5 2.94 15,579.626.80
10 Cereals 19.8 0.00 44.5-55.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 117.6 0.02 54.2117.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 54.0 0.01 99.3-45.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 32.2 0.00 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 388.3 0.06 0.0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,555.5 1.87 18,782.4-33.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 372.2 0.06 320.216.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,545.4 1.12 7,148.55.55
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,032.0 0.15 1,156.6-10.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,105.3 0.61 3,996.52.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,094.5 0.61 4,485.9-8.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 178.0 0.03 134.432.46
29 Organic chemicals 263.9 0.04 11.82,142.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,184.1 0.62 1,391.3200.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12.4 0.00 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 310.3 0.05 131.2136.44
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 28.4 0.00 0.0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,471.4 0.22 45.63,124.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,374.6 0.50 2,855.318.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16.4 0.00 76.8-78.64
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 472.6 0.07 632.9-25.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 528.7 0.08 490.07.90
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 947.2 0.14 1,600.1-40.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 270.4 0.04 547.2-50.58
52 Cotton 77.5 0.01 0.327,107.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 279.9 0.04 134.9107.49
54 Man-made filaments 738.5 0.11 451.863.45
55 Man-made staple fibers 451.9 0.07 553.6-18.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25.8 0.00 6.9274.12
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 25.8 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 494.8 0.07 469.15.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 537.5 0.08 394.836.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 717.7 0.11 251.4185.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 469,796.0 70.03 474,997.7-1.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 67,079.7 10.00 69,894.6-4.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,240.7 0.63 3,496.321.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,858.9 0.58 5,696.3-32.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 336.3 0.05 269.324.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 9,989.2 1.49 6,526.053.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,344.1 0.50 3,716.8-10.03
72 Iron and steel 426.3 0.06 215.098.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 190.3 0.03 103.883.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 322.8 0.05 438.6-26.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.3-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,377.9 0.50 1,186.2184.77
79 Zinc and articles thereof 608.2 0.09 432.740.56
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 423.5 0.06 499.1-15.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 174.2 0.03 170.22.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 540.6 0.08 378.043.03
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 14,666.6 2.19 15,036.2-2.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 13.9 0.00 114.3-87.86
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 29.7 0.00 5.5438.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 20.7 0.00 45.6-54.65
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 176.6 0.03 170.03.91
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 6.6 0.00 16.3-59.72
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 1,213.7 0.18 5,263.5-76.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,234.9 0.18 939.431.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 642.0 0.10 745.1-13.84
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.0 0.00 3.0-1.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce