Economic Indicators 2002 - 2006 of El Salvador

Publication of the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador (BCR)

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Economic Indicators: Population, National Accounts, Consumer Price Index, Wholesale Price Index, Foreign Trade, Balance of Payments, External Debt, Public. Finances, Total Public Debt and others Economic Indicators

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Persistent Trade Deficit in El Salvador

March 2013

Taking into account the last 18 years, the value of exports is less than half of what is paid for imports.

According to the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) during the last 18 years, the behaviour of imports has caused a chronic total trade deficit with a trend that shows it is set to get worse.

Problems in El Salvador’s Economy

March 2012

A report by the National Development Foundation said that expectations for 2012 "are extremely worrying."

From a statement from FUNDE:

Balance of the Economy in 2011 and Fiscal Outlook for 2012

In 2011, the Salvadoran economy maintained a low rate of growth for the second year, after a contraction in 2009 following the global financial crisis.

El Salvador: Trade Gap Widens by 21%

August 2010

In the first seven months of the year, the difference between exports and imports totaled $2.3 billion, 21.2% more than in the same period of 2009.

El Salvador's imports for the period totaled $4.9 billion and exports $2.6 billion, the country's central bank (BCR) reported.

El Salvador's GDP per person surges to US$3,574

May 2008

El Salvador's GDP per inhabitant rose to US$3,574 last year, largely because the population turned out to be smaller than expected.

The nation's GDP in 2007 came to US$20.37 billion, and the population was estimated by the census at 5.7 million.
The new figure for GDP per inhabitant brings El Salvador to within US$22 of being classified as a nation of medium to high personal income.

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