El Salvador: 203% Increase in Exports to Canada

In 2008, exports were $36.2 million, compared to $11.9 million in 2007.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

According to the Trade Policy Director of the Ministry of the Economy, among the main products being exported are textiles, frozen vegetables and sesame.

Elsalvador.com published more information: "The government indicated that a free trade agreement with Canada would give El Salvador a more open market for domestic products such as indigo, sesame, organic gourmet and traditional coffeel, semita (a cake made with tropical fruits such as pineapple, and guava), beans, sea products, dehydrated lemon and juice, ethnic drinks (horchata-barley), loroco (palm blossoms,) chili sauce, natural soap, honey and cereal, among others."

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Salvadoran Exports to Taiwan Soar

May 2011

In the first three months of 2011 sales totaled $27.6 million, compared to $1.9 million in the same period in 2010.

Three years after signing the free trade agreement between the two countries, sales of Salvadoran products to China have exceeded all expectations.

In comparison between the first quarter of 2011 and the same period of 2010, sales to Taiwan have increased by over 1000%.

Salvadorian Agro-Exports to the EU Increase by 60%

February 2009

According to data from the Department of Agriculture and Stockbreeding, the farm sector increased exports from $19.4 million in January 2008 to $31 million in 2009.

Mario Salaverría, the Minister of Agriculture, informed Laprensagrafica.com: “...the increase is owed in part to diversification in the agricultural sector and in agro-industry."

El Salvador: Foreign Trade Figures in 2013

February 2014

An increase in non- traditional exports offset the fall in foreign sales of traditional products.

According to the report entitled "Trends in Foreign Trade in 2013 in El Salvador" prepared by the Ministry of Economy (Minec) exports in 2013 totaled $5.491 billion, an increase of 2.8 % compared to 2012, when the total figure was $5.339 billion .

El Salvador Improves Foreign Trade

May 2011

Amid the economic recovery of its major trading partners, El Salvador’s exports grew at a faster pace and more solidly than imports.

An increase of more than $50 million in exports in the clothing, machinery and apparatus, agro-industry and textiles sectors and regional chains are what stands out in the report on International Trade for the Fourth Quarter of 2010 prepared by the Economic Intelligence Unit at the Ministry of Economy, said Deputy Economy Minister Mario Roger Hernandez.

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