El Salvador

U.S. Trade with El Salvador in 2022

Export Market Rank
#32 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$973.18 Million
3-Year Average
$750.24 Million
Compound Average Growth
7.5% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to El Salvador in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Wheat $195.95 Million 485,061 $74.04 Million 174%
Corn $176.46 Million 558,999 $109.64 Million 193%
Soybean Meal $120.43 Million 240,246 $83.92 Million 55%
Cotton $107.98 Million 38,888 $46.8 Million 101%
Dairy Products $43.59 Million 11,151 $20.1 Million 316%
Food Preparations $41.14 Million 6,336 $34.69 Million 30%
Pork & Pork Products $37.82 Million 12,453 $18.86 Million 311%
Processed Vegetables $23.25 Million 15,309 $14.73 Million 164%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $23.12 Million 9,089 $16.29 Million 97%
Distillers Grains $23 Million 73,967 $14.35 Million 93%

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Data and Analysis

El Salvador is the only country in the Northern Triangle region, and the only country in Central America aside from Panama, that runs a trade deficit for agricultural commodities.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

El Salvador: Exporter Guide

El Salvador’s imports of agricultural products from the United States experienced an outstanding rebound of 31% during 2021, reaching a total of $828 million. A constant influx of remittances and the gradual recovery of the hotel/restaurant sector have been determining factors contributing to a higher demand for imported foods.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.

News and Features

USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor arrived in Panama City today to launch an agribusiness trade mission. Taylor and a delegation of representatives from agribusiness and farm organizations and state departments of agriculture look to develop stronger ties and build economic partnerships between the United States and Panama and markets throughout CAFTA-DR region.
USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead a delegation of 26 agribusinesses and farm organizations to Panama City, Panama, from March 19 to 23.
January 4, 2023
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2021 Report to Congress

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