On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with El Salvador. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.
It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.
Type of Government: Republic
Population: 6.314 million (2021)
GDP: 28.74 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 30%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 10% - 30%
Major Exports: Knit T-shirts ($752M), Knit Sweaters ($436M), Electrical Capacitors ($311M), Plastic Lids ($269M), and Raw Sugar ($236M), exporting mostly to United States ($2.67B), Guatemala ($1.16B), Honduras ($1.09B), Nicaragua ($492M), and Costa Rica ($280M).
Major Imports: Refined Petroleum ($1.27B), Petroleum Gas ($400M), Broadcasting Equipment ($397M), Computers ($328M), and Cars ($285M), importing mostly from United States ($3.98B), China ($2.34B), Guatemala ($1.73B), Mexico ($1.1B), and Honduras ($670M).
Investment Agency: Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA)
National Chamber of Commerce: Cámara de Comercio e Industria de El Salvador
Customs Agency: Dirección General de Aduanas