Current Account in El Salvador

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El Salvador - Current Account

Annual economic growth ticked up in the second quarter according to monthly activity estimates, although GDP figures will not be released until 30 September. A surge in construction activity, continued strong growth in the financial services sector and a rebound in merchandise exports all supported Q2’s reading. However, agricultural activity decreased in Q2, partly due to recent dry weather. In addition, remittances growth slowed in Q2 despite a still-tight labor market in the United States, where most remittances originate from, which will have dampened private consumption somewhat. In politics, the Salvadoran and U.S. governments reached an agreement in August to increase cooperation on migration. This could reduce the number of Salvadorans gaining entry into the U.S., hitting future remittance growth.

El Salvador - Current Account Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Current Account (% of GDP)-6.9  -5.4  -3.2  -2.1  -1.9  

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El Salvador Current Account
Note: Current account balance as % of GDP.
Source: Central Bank of El Salvador and FocusEconomics calculations.

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