Agricultural exports from 14 Latin American and Caribbean countries rose in dollar terms by 8.5% year-on-year in April, against a backdrop of a sharp drop of 29.9% in total external sales, while preliminary data for May confirm this trend, indicating that the production and trade of agricultural goods will be one of the driving forces behind the region's economic recovery.
The cases of the Covid-19 throughout the national territory have increased; this obliges the Government to continue evaluating with the Economic Reopening Team if the dates are maintained to continue with the staggered process of restarting operations, in different strategic sectors of the country.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused several construction delays in Latin America. The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) still expects to launch several rail, energy and water projects this year with estimated financing of US$2.2 billion (mn).
Law to Create a Trust for US$600 million for The Trust for the Economic Recovery of Salvadoran Companies (FIREMPRESA), the small company affected by the pandemic crisis.
The Ministry of Finance, through its web portal, shared the report of Budgetary and Fiscal Measures adopted by the Government Cabinet, within the framework of the Covid-19 pandemic.