El Salvador: Shifting demographics and a remittances boom create opportunities for US agricultural exports to El Salvador

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   ES2023-0001

El Salvador is the only country in the Northern Triangle region, and the only country in Central America aside from Panama, that runs a trade deficit for agricultural commodities. Contributing factors include a lack of arable land, an increasingly urban population, and a growing food processing sector in search of high-quality inputs. Since 2020, El Salvador has also experienced a sharp increase in remittances, which have raised consumer expectations and created domestic investment opportunities for businesses and the diaspora.

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