US trade with El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 14, 2018

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

US Trade with El Salvador

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with El Salvador totaled $4,200.0 million, up 1.28% ($53.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $2,293.2 million, up 5.13% ($112.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017 were $1,906.8 million, down 3.00% ($59.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017 was $386.4 million, a 79.37% increase ($171.0 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

El Salvador was the US 58th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (up from 59th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1443% of US total trade (down from 0.1582% in the first nine months of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 50th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.2014% of US total exports (down from 0.2062% in the first nine months of 2016).

El Salvador was the US 64th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 63rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.1075% of US total imports (down from 0.1258% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to El Salvador

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 22.24% of US total exports to El Salvador (22.31% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.56% of US total exports to El Salvador (19.21% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.41% of US total exports to El Salvador (14.17% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.00% of US total exports to El Salvador (17.33% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.67% of US total exports to El Salvador (11.44% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.14% of US total exports to El Salvador (3.14% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.82% of US total exports to El Salvador (1.61% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $74.9 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $28.6 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $23.9 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $14.6 million;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $8.2 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) - an increase of $8.1 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $26.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $16.0 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $10.0 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - 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 $8.1 million.
US exports to El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3,107.8 0.14 2,706.214.84
02 Meat and edible meat offal 20,350.6 0.89 18,662.19.05
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 720.5 0.03 544.932.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,467.0 0.37 8,610.8-1.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 542.9 0.02 262.3106.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 28.7 0.00 16.672.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,691.5 0.12 2,263.818.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,438.5 0.32 8,378.4-11.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 646.8 0.03 811.4-20.29
10 Cereals 144,021.3 6.28 170,460.1-15.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 347.2 0.02 653.2-46.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,751.5 0.43 6,425.951.75
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 550.0 0.02 391.540.47
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 878.7 0.04 77.41,035.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,198.5 0.40 4,886.388.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,371.9 0.10 2,360.50.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,533.9 0.07 905.269.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,286.9 0.36 8,148.81.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,920.7 0.39 8,926.5-0.07
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,240.7 0.53 11,075.110.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 34,997.6 1.53 50,962.1-31.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,425.8 0.15 2,554.534.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 63,498.9 2.77 67,900.3-6.48
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,883.2 0.08 1,537.422.49
26 Ores, slag and ash 192.4 0.01 172.211.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 492,303.6 21.47 417,362.417.96
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,505.6 0.41 11,028.7-13.81
29 Organic chemicals 17,545.8 0.77 12,498.240.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,405.8 0.19 4,864.9-9.44
31 Fertilizers 4,197.4 0.18 1,074.4290.67
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 21,308.1 0.93 22,786.1-6.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,617.5 0.72 14,515.014.48
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 8,424.7 0.37 8,559.9-1.58
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,620.8 0.16 3,088.317.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 62.5 0.00 8.8613.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,545.3 0.11 3,684.1-30.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,787.1 0.91 20,635.80.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 127,421.7 5.56 128,432.7-0.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,318.8 0.36 18,352.4-54.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 114.8 0.01 165.6-30.66
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,330.2 0.06 1,396.4-4.75
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 958.0 0.04 21.94,282.22
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 871.2 0.04 647.834.49
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 8,491.6 0.37 8,521.5-0.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 58,477.4 2.55 56,554.83.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,074.1 0.18 2,836.443.64
50 Silk 22.9 0.00 24.7-7.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,915.0 0.08 1,294.747.91
52 Cotton 62,559.2 2.73 38,645.761.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.9 0.00 5.313.26
54 Man-made filaments 58,275.9 2.54 55,828.14.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 50,269.8 2.19 42,051.519.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,917.3 0.39 6,742.732.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 780.2 0.03 526.748.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,991.1 0.17 6,622.9-39.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,267.9 0.14 2,410.735.56
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 53,899.9 2.35 63,525.0-15.15
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 79,130.4 3.45 64,557.422.57
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,253.5 0.36 8,985.5-8.15
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,219.9 0.75 14,491.118.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,655.3 0.20 3,067.751.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16.5 0.00 179.6-90.82
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 38.1 0.00 50.6-24.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 164.3 0.01 128.427.96
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,889.6 0.26 4,917.919.76
69 Ceramic products 532.9 0.02 402.632.37
70 Glass and glassware 1,738.5 0.08 1,458.719.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,502.9 0.15 3,868.0-9.44
72 Iron and steel 484.3 0.02 688.5-29.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,007.4 0.44 6,026.366.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 760.9 0.03 929.8-18.17
75 Nickel and articles thereof 911.9 0.04 951.8-4.19
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,047.0 0.13 4,293.4-29.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 53.5 0.00 9.2483.05
79 Zinc and articles thereof 92.3 0.00 85.57.94
80 Tin and articles thereof 287.5 0.01 332.0-13.40
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,234.3 0.71 13,711.018.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,143.3 0.22 3,961.629.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,756.3 0.21 4,136.314.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 164,921.1 7.19 166,955.2-1.22
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 143,085.4 6.24 135,008.05.98
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 1,662.7 0.07 1,243.933.67
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 64,239.8 2.80 67,461.0-4.77
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 97,600.6 4.26 69,009.241.43
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,440.3 0.06 1,718.7-16.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 37,089.5 1.62 45,142.4-17.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 560.1 0.02 617.9-9.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 728.2 0.03 525.838.49
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,675.1 0.16 1,130.8225.00
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 7,819.5 0.34 8,893.2-12.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,217.0 0.23 5,586.7-6.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,879.1 0.21 4,932.6-1.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35.9 0.00 53.1-32.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 195,899.0 8.54 201,241.0-2.65

US Imports from El Salvador

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 78.17% of US total imports from El Salvador (79.40% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.93% of US total imports from El Salvador (10.04% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.55% of US total imports from El Salvador (2.77% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.16% of US total imports from El Salvador (0.73% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $12.9 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $12.4 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6.2 million.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $55.5 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $23.1 million;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $7.5 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6.2 million.
US imports from El Salvador in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,756.2 0.09 1,737.41.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,490.5 0.18 3,491.4-0.03
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,125.9 0.16 3,191.1-2.04
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 37.5 0.00 65.2-42.45
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 11,072.2 0.58 11,553.4-4.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,076.7 0.42 7,167.312.69
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,553.7 0.19 3,981.6-10.75
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 58,405.5 3.06 45,998.526.97
10 Cereals 81.7 0.00 70.016.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 317.3 0.02 221.643.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 210.9 0.01 249.6-15.50
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 186.8 0.01 153.621.62
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 12.1 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 440.7 0.02 277.259.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 47,695.7 2.50 70,840.4-32.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,062.0 0.06 1,028.53.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,840.8 1.15 19,377.612.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,844.0 0.15 3,185.1-10.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,146.0 0.64 12,167.4-0.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,979.5 0.68 12,702.02.18
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 497.0 0.03 457.18.72
29 Organic chemicals 690.8 0.04 23.52,845.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,067.6 0.42 1,844.8337.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.2 0.00 12.9227.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 689.1 0.04 462.049.14
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 124.7 0.01 111.012.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 20.1-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,228.2 0.12 77.32,781.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,236.2 0.54 11,613.7-11.86
40 Rubber and articles thereof 75.8 0.00 166.3-54.42
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) 1,221.3 0.06 1,693.9-27.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,500.7 0.08 1,355.310.73
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24.8 0.00 17.541.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,906.1 0.15 3,536.8-17.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,352.7 0.07 893.251.45
52 Cotton 104.3 0.01 19.8427.57
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 686.5 0.04 573.719.67
54 Man-made filaments 1,612.9 0.08 2,167.7-25.59
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,140.9 0.11 2,016.36.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 75.1 0.00 61.621.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 25.8 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,454.2 0.08 1,314.010.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,582.5 0.08 1,590.1-0.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,385.1 0.07 720.492.27
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,261,954.6 66.18 1,317,484.6-4.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 191,265.7 10.03 198,467.9-3.63
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 16,492.3 0.86 17,324.4-4.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,938.8 0.57 18,446.4-40.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 795.7 0.04 593.933.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 33,571.1 1.76 20,626.362.76
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 8,203.7 0.43 9,006.4-8.91
72 Iron and steel 1,023.9 0.05 805.727.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 407.5 0.02 509.8-20.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 818.8 0.04 1,203.4-31.96
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 11.2-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,462.3 0.50 4,718.7100.53
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,119.4 0.06 893.225.32
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 1,295.2 0.07 1,633.7-20.72
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 779.0 0.04 446.274.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,262.3 0.07 7,413.6-82.97
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 45,968.7 2.41 46,325.8-0.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 148. 0 0.01 141.54.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 268.2 0.01 15.91,589.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 55.3 0.00 90.2-38.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 857.3 0.04 439.495.13
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 33.1 0.00 25.032.21
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 10,523.6 0.55 10,983.3-4.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,426.6 0.23 5,510.9-19.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,743.9 0.09 1,717.41.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 12.8 0.00 3.0320.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 75,300.0 3.95 72,335.64.10
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce