Growing trade deficit in El Salvador

Central Reserve Bank reported that in the first seven months of the year the trade deficit was $3.1 billion

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Bank stated that exports between January and July were 2.8 billion dollars, while imports amounted to 5.9 billion dollars.
It was stressed that traditional exports such as coffee, sugar, shrimp totaled 272.1 million dollars registering an increase of 34% in comparison with that same period last year

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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: Commercial deficit at $4.2 billion

November 2008

The accumulated trade deficit from January to September was at $4.02 billion, the Central Reserve Bank reported today.

El Salvador managed to export $3.53 billion during the first nine months of the year, an increase of 17% when compared to the 2007 period, said bank officials.

El Salvador's Trade deficit grows 17.2%

July 2008

El Salvador's trade deficit increased by 17.2 percent, and totalled 2.643 billion dollars between January and June of this year, the Central Reserve Bank reported Tuesday.

The bank attributed much of the increase to the increased cost of importing petroleum. The bill for the first half of the year came to almost one billion dollars, up by 48.8 percent compared with the same period in 2007.

El Salvador's first-quarter trade gap grows 20.4 percent

April 2008

El Salvador registered a first-quarter trade deficit of US$1.254 million, a 20.4 percent increase on the same period of last year.

The central bank said that first-quarter exports totaled US$1.053 billion, up from US$1.041 billion in the 2007 period. Meanwhile, first-quarter imports came to US$2.307 billion, a 14.7% year-on-year increase.

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