Imports$9.75 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$5.309 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)5.1% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate7% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$7,600 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate1.2% (2010 est.)
Internet users746,000 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular7.7 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.303% (2012 est.)
Population6,090,646 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
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.
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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