El Salvador

El Salvador : economy statistics and industry reports

  • Updated on : 27 August 2012  Source : The World Factbook

Imports

$9.75 billion (2011 est.)
$8.189 billion (2010 est.)

Exports

$5.309 billion (2011 est.)
$4.577 billion (2010 est.)

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

5.1% (2011 est.)
1.2% (2010 est.)

Unemployment rate

7% (2011 est.)
7.2% (2010 est.)
note: data are official rates; but the economy has much underemployment

GDP - per capita (PPP)

$7,600 (2011 est.)
$7,600 (2010 est.)
$7,500 (2009 est.)
note: data are in 2011 US dollars

National product real growth rate

1.2% (2010 est.)
-3.5% (2009 est.)
2.4% (2008 est.)

Internet users

746,000 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular

7.7 million (2009)

Population growth rate

0.303% (2012 est.)

Population

6,090,646 (July 2012 est.)

Historical background

El Salvador achieved independence from Spain in 1821 and from the Central American Federation in 1839.

A 12-year civil war, which cost about 75,000 lives, was brought to a close in 1992 when the government and leftist rebels signed a treaty that provided for military and political reforms.

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El Salvador

Economic overview

Despite being the smallest country geographically in Central America, El Salvador has the third largest economy in the region.

The economy took a hit from the global recession and real GDP contracted by 3.

5% in 2009.

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PRS Group

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Country Forecast El Salvador 4th Quarter 2014 Updater

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