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

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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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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