Imports (As % of GDP) rose to 0.449% in El Salvador in 2017

Imports (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | El Salvador | December 2, 2019
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Imports as a share of GDP reached 0.449 % in 2017 in El Salvador, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.85 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, imports as a share of GDP in El Salvador reached an all time high of 0.539 % in 2008 and an all time low of 0.223 % in 1988. When compared to El Salvador's main peers, imports as a share of GDP in Costa Rica amounted to 0.329 %, 0.269 % in Guatemala, 0.589 % in Honduras and 0.554 % in Nicaragua in 2017.

El Salvador has been ranked 71st within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of imports as a share of GDP, 9 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world.

Imports (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belize % 0.632% 0.621% 0.654% 0.641% 0.648%
Costa Rica % 0.366% 0.360% 0.343% 0.348% 0.317%
El Salvador % 0.503% 0.491% 0.505% 0.482% 0.471%
Guatemala % 0.374% 0.361% 0.348% 0.336% 0.301%
Honduras % 0.710% 0.703% 0.684% 0.654% 0.621%
Mexico % 0.324% 0.335% 0.325% 0.331% 0.366%
Nicaragua % 0.668% 0.677% 0.658% 0.617% 0.589%
Panama % 0.843% 0.829% 0.725% 0.637% 0.523%
USA % 0.173% 0.170% 0.165% 0.164% 0.153%