The dynamism and economic recovery of El Salvador is making great strides, despite the adverse effects of the pandemic that still affect the performance of productive activities, proof of this is that the port of Acajutla, moved more than 2.1 million metric tons of cargo, between january 1 and may 14, 2022.
El Salvador accumulated US$2,476.1 million in exports as of april 2022, surpassing by US$328.1 million the same period of 2021, which represented a growth rate of 15.3%. Non-traditional goods accounted for 74.7% of total exports (US$1,848.6 million), while traditional goods contributed 6% (US$149.7 million) and maquila with 19.3% (US$477.8 million).
The Banco Central de Reserva (BCR), informed that family remittances received by our country between january and april 2022 totaled US$2,444.1 million, registering a growth of 4.2% equivalent to US$99.4 million more than in the same period of the previous year.
Given the sharp increase in the market price of fuels, salvadorans will not perceive changes or variations in the prices of super, regular and diesel gasoline from may 17 to 30, 2022.
Remittances to El Salvador, mainly from the United States, have the greatest amount of remittances in the national economy compared to all of Latin America, revealed the study "Reviews on Migration and Development" presented by the World Bank.
This day, the Defensoría del Consumidor, together with the Policía Nacional Civil (PNC), increased inspections in establishments where basic grains and products of the basic food basket are sold, as part of compliance with the 11 measures to address global inflation.
Authorities of the Comisión Ejecutiva Portuaria Autónoma (CEPA), informed that the port of Acajutla has mobilized 2,013,161 metric tons of merchandise in imports and exports, between january 1 to may 7, 2022.
With the objective of promoting the typical gastronomy of the eastern part of the country and boost tourism in the region, the Cámara de Comercio e Industria de El Salvador, (CAMARASAL) La Union branch, reactivates the Seafood Festival, which had a two-year pause after the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Legislative Assembly approved with 79 votes in favor the budgetary reinforcement to deliver close to 600 thousand Agricultural Packages through the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería.