El Salvador
The Country's natural resources include hydropower, geothermal power, petroleum, and arable land. It exports offshore assembly exports, coffee, sugar, textiles and apparel, gold, ethanol, chemicals, electricity, iron and steel manufactures. And it imports raw materials (such as thread from US), consumer goods, capital goods, fuels, foodstuffs, petroleum, electricity.

Descreptive Data

Unemployment, %7.169
Ages 15-24 Population Ratio, %41.613
Population Over 65, %5.7
Net Migration Rate-202694
EIU Country Risk Score50
Fitch Sovereign RatingB-
S&P Sovereign RatingB-
Moody's Sovereign RatingB3
Big Mac Index

Economic Data

201620172018
Ability to Pay
Real GDP YOY%2.4%2.3%
GDP Value (BLN USD)272526
GDP per Capita (USD)422738953922
Currency Reserves ex Gold (BLN USD)3.23.53.5
Reserves 1Y Chg (%)16%10%0.06%
Total External Debt (%GDP)66%59%
Total External Debt (BLN USD)1815
Budget Surplus/def (%GDP)
Inflation (Risk)
CPI (yoy %)0.6%1%1.1%
Trade Balance
Current Account (% of GDP)-2%-2%-4.8%
Exports (BLN USD)5.55.96.1
Imports (BLN USD)9.71112
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment (%)7%7%7%

Financial Data

201620172018
Equity & Banking Sector (Risk)
1Y Price Change (%) ()
EIU Banking Risk4446
Credit Market (Risk)
10Y Bond Spread (10Y UST)
5Y CDS
Foreign Exchange (Risk)
3 Month Deposit (%)
FX Vol - 3M Implied Vol
Historical 3M Volatility
Real Effective Exchange Rate
Real Rates (%)

Political Risk

201620172018
Political Risk Exposure
EIU Political Risk5050
Risk From Doing Business
Ease of Doing Business Rank869573
Starting a Business Rank122129140
Risk From Government
WGI Control Of Corruption-0.6-0.5-0.6
WGI Govt Effectiveness-0.3-0.4-0.5
WGI Regulatory Quality0.09-0.2-0.04
WGI Rule Of Law-0.7-0.9-0.8
Deviation of El Salvador's risk relative to Geo Peers
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