El Salvador: Economy

Economic Trivia

El Salvador has the third largest economy in Central America.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): United States, Guatemala, and Honduras
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Apparel: Knit, Plastics, and Apparel: Non Knit

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Food Processing; Beverages; Petroleum; Chemicals

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $51,006,165,816 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.952% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $8,351 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 105/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 1.141% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $13,371,633,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 38.7% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 10.478% (2000)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 20.61% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,199,480,007) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 2,749,893 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 19.6% (2013)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.4% (2013)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 60.1% (2013)
Unemployment Rate 6.2% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $10,950,000,000 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $6,481,700,000 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 62.733% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $474,801,761 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,164,651,924 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, El Salvador’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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