El Salvador: Food Processing Ingredients

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   ES2022-0002

El Salvador’s food manufacturing sector has kept a fast pace in terms of increasing production levels. Food manufacturers took the challenging environment caused by the pandemic as an opportunity to evolve and add new items to their food lines. According to the latest data available for the sector, published by the Salvadoran Industrialist Association, a total of $987.4 million value of ingredients was imported in 2020, which is about 12 percent more than in 2019. Cheese, cottage cheese, bovine meat, and sauce preparations were among the main products imported by the food industry in the same period. During 2021 global imports of agricultural products accounted for $2.8 billion, most of which is used by the food industry.

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