Salvadorian Exports Fall 16%

As of May 2009, registered exports were $1.6 Billion, $306 million less than the same period in 2008.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

2008 was a year of record growth in the export sector in El Salvador, with an increase of 14%. However, the Central Reserve Bank (BCR, acronym in Spanish) forecasts a contraction of 15% in exports by the end of 2009.

According to preliminary data from BCR published in an article by Irene Valiente on, “The traditional products (coffee, sugar, shrimp) have felt a decline of 10.9% annually, equivalent to $194.7 million. The reductions were in both value and in volume.”

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Salvadoran Exports Down 17.4%

November 2009

The country sold $3.219 in the first 10 months of 2009, down from $3.907 million in the same period of 2009.

Traditional exports dropped 2.3%, with $310.4 million in sales.

"Coffee was the hardest-hit: it sold $24.6 million less than last year, a 10.3% decrease", reported

Salvadoran Exports Down 17%

August 2009

In the first half of the year $2.3 billion were exported, 17% less than the same period of 2008.

The country received $269.2 million for 'traditional' products (coffee, cotton, sugar and shrimp), according to data from the Central Bank.

"... for 'non-traditional' products (minerals, food, iron and steel products, water, paper, non alcohol beverages, among others), the country received $1.146 million", reported

Salvadoran Exports Decrease by 14.8%

June 2009

In the first quarter of 2009, $1.272 billion were exported, 14.8% less when compared to the same period last year.

This reduction in Salvadoran foreign sales volume of both traditional and nontraditional products is the strongest so far this year.

Sugar is the traditional product that registered the largest decline, 37.2% during the quarter.

Salvadoran Textiles Export 22% Less

March 2009

The sector exported $103 million in January of this year, $31 million less than in January, 2008.

An article in reported that Jose Escobar, president of the Salvadoran Chamber of Textiles and Apparel, said, "There is a drop in exports because some US companies had to stop production since late last year due to adjustments of accumulated inventories which caused demand in the country to come to a standstill."

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