El Salvador

U.S. farm and food exports to El Salvador were valued at $467 million in fiscal year 2013. U.S. agricultural exports to El Salvador doubled between 2006, when the CAFTA-DR agreement went into effect there, and 2012. However, exports tapered off somewhat in 2013, mainly due to a decline in corn exports.

The United States works with El Salvador both bilaterally and through CAFTA-DR to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment.FAS provides technical assistance to El Salvador in through several programs including the Cochran and Borlaug fellowship programs and Food for Progress.

Data & Analysis

August 22, 2016
Since the United States entered into the CAFTA-DR trade agreement, U.S. agricultural exports to the six CAFTA-DR countries have more than doubled.
June 24, 2016
Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) help expand foreign markets for U.S. producers and exporters by reducing trade barriers, fostering a more stable and transparent environment for trade and investment...
June 21, 2016
Graphic illustrating the growth of U.S. agricultural exports in response to trade agreements over the past 70 years.
May 18, 2016
El Salvador’s coffee production is expected to decrease to 501,000 sixty-kg bags in 2015/16 (October 2015 - September 2016), the second lowest harvest on record in the past two years.