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 5, 2015
El Salvador's Ministry of Environment has not completed the necessary steps of the regulatory framework for their safe use and commercialization.
May 20, 2015
El Salvador’s coffee production is expected to rebound to 624,000 sixty-kg bags in 2014/15 (October 2014 - September 2015), a 24 percent increase from the historically low 2013/2014 harvest.
April 22, 2015
El Salvador's sugarcane planted area in 2014/2015 (Nov 2014-Oct 2015) is higher than in 2013/14 reaching 71,143 hectares (ha).
March 30, 2015
Central America and the Caribbean, with their close geographical and economic ties to the United States, have always been an important market for U.S. agricultural exports.