El Salvador

U.S. Trade with El Salvador in 2023

Export Market Rank
#31 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$792.49 Million
3-Year Average
$837.7 Million
Compound Average Growth
4% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to El Salvador in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $170.19 Million 540,867 $120.84 Million 88%
Soybean Meal $107.68 Million 209,923 $86.4 Million 25%
Cotton $85.04 Million 37,883 $49.93 Million 115%
Pork & Pork Products $47.21 Million 15,896 $22.65 Million 305%
Wheat $46.4 Million 148,643 $71.53 Million -46%
Dairy Products $42.59 Million 11,859 $23.3 Million 245%
Food Preparations $37.66 Million 5,337 $35.38 Million 23%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $28.83 Million 13,777 $18.01 Million 157%
Processed Vegetables $25.4 Million 13,913 $16.4 Million 140%
Condiments & Sauces $23.4 Million 11,067 $12.37 Million 198%

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Data and Analysis

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El Salvador: Sugar Annual

Sugar production in marketing year (MY) 24 is estimated at 787,000 metric tons (MT), while production for MY23 reached 765,000 MT. Continued international prices have eased the financial burden exerted by the high cost of inputs on the sugar sector.
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El Salvador: Exporter Guide

In 2022, El Salvador imported $973 million of agricultural products from the United States, out of which about $283 million were consumer oriented.
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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Ministry of Environment completed the regulatory framework for the safe use and commercialization of Genetically Engineered (GE) products. However, El Salvador is still lacking the norms and surveillance network to allow the use of biotech in...

News and Features

Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2022 Report to Congress

USDA, through its administration of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program, is the largest global donor to school feeding efforts, providing U.S. agricultural commodities, funding, and technical assistance to reduce hunger, support nutrition, and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls, around the world.
USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor arrived in Panama City today to launch an agribusiness trade mission. Taylor and a delegation of representatives from agribusiness and farm organizations and state departments of agriculture look to develop stronger ties and build economic partnerships between the United States and Panama and markets throughout CAFTA-DR region.