El Salvador

U.S. Trade with El Salvador in 2021

Export Market Rank
#33 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$754.96 Million
3-Year Average
$613.75 Million
Compound Average Growth
4% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to El Salvador in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $163 Million 612,764 $98.6 Million 147%
Soybean Meal $108.37 Million 235,485 $79.18 Million 48%
Cotton $74.16 Million 40,393 $42.81 Million 9%
Wheat $50.8 Million 170,780 $63.03 Million -41%
Food Preparations $41.45 Million 7,725 $33.44 Million 45%
Pork & Pork Products $38.51 Million 13,449 $15.84 Million 402%
Dairy Products $33.46 Million 10,480 $16.76 Million 226%
Rice $27.45 Million 86,035 $25 Million -11%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $26.95 Million 12,955 $14.97 Million 170%
Processed Vegetables $20.02 Million 15,167 $13.23 Million 143%

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Data and Analysis

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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed. Also, the Ministry of Environment completed the regulatory framework for the safe use and commercialization of GE products. A new government administration that took office in June 2019, has shown interest in biotechnology and how it can help advance agricultural competitiveness in El Salvador.
In El Salvador there is no specific food law. However, the Ministry of Health’s (MINSAL) Health Code is used to enforce food safety for all food and beverage products. MINSAL is in charge of food and beverage product registration.
This report provides examples for the major export certificates and other documents required by the government of El Salvador for U.S. exports of food and agricultural products. Please note, El Salvador’s import requirements change frequently, and are often subject to discretionary decisions at the point of entry.

News and Features

USDA will invest $178 million in seven international development projects on four continents to support U.S. government priorities including promoting climate-smart agriculture, facilitating trade and addressing the root causes of migration in Central America.
June 30, 2021
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2020 Report to Congress

November 6, 2020
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2019 Report to Congress

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