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

January 8, 2018
El Salvador continues increasing its U.S. consumer-oriented food imports at a steady pace, reporting a record of $169.5 million in sales in 2016.
January 3, 2018
Complete update of Annual Exporter Guide (with review of 2016-17) for trade in 2018.
December 29, 2017
On April 30, 2008, El Salvador abolished Article 30 of the Planting Seed Law that required imported seeds to have a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the seeds....
May 18, 2017
El Salvador’s coffee production is expected to increase to 599,000 sixty-kg bags in 2016/17 (October-September).