International Trade in El Salvador

International Trade in El Salvador

El Salvador 's economy experienced a moderate but constant growth rate (about 4%) in the last years, mainly due to the remittances from the Salvadorans living abroad. Nevertheless, the country has been hit by the effects of the global economic crisis because of its direct link with the... Read more

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  • RSM El Salvador

    RSM El Salvador

    Accounting Services , El Salvador

    KC Public Accounting, Ltda. de C.V. was originally established in 1973 and throughout the 42+ years in business, the firm has grown and...
  •  Benjamin Valdez Y Asociados, LTDA. DE C.V

    Benjamin Valdez Y Asociados, LTDA. DE C.V

    Corporate Law, El Salvador

    We are the first boutique law firm in El Salvador, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, issuances, finance and banking, as well as...

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  • ITP INTERTRANSPORT

    ITP INTERTRANSPORT

    Freight Forwarder, El Salvador

    Our principal aim is to serve our clients and overseas alliances with the best cargo logistics service in order to achieve their...
  • Peacock Trading

    Peacock Trading

    Commodity Sales and Distribution, El Salvador

    We are specialized in international marketing of food products company , raw materials for the manufacture of human foods, additives and...

Overview About International Trade in El Salvador

Economic Overview

El Salvador 's economy experienced a moderate but constant growth rate (about 4%) in the last years, mainly due to the remittances from the Salvadorans living abroad. Nevertheless, the country has been hit by the effects of the global economic crisis because of its direct link with the United States. Its economic growth was negative (-3.5%) in 2009 and in 2010 it came out of the crisis with only a sluggish growth (1%). This should accelerate in 2011 with a rate of around 2.5%.

A small country, El Salvador has little in terms of natural resources. The agricultural sector employs 19% of the workforce and represents 11% of the GDP. The manufacturing sector contributes 30% of the GDP. Together with Guatemala, El Salvador is the most industrialized country in Central America and is especially known for its textile, metal and pharmaceutical products. The country also specializes in food processing and heavy industry. The services are also highly developped, making El Salvador a relatively diversified economy.

In order to face the crisis, the government has requested financial aid from the IMF and has adopted a program aiming to keep sustained fiscal and financial condition...

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