Pages

53 pages

Published

July 2017

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

 

1.      Economic structure

Part of the country’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for El Salvador’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of the El Salvador’s economy in relation to world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of El Salvador’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of El Salvador? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of El Salvador’s GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does the El Salvador’s economy rely on external trade?
  • How does economic freedom in Els Salvador compare to others?

2.      Competitiveness

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores El Salvador’s competitiveness in the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • Which stage of economic development is the El Salvador’s economy in?
  • How does the minimum wage in El Salvador compare to others?
  • How competitive is El Salvador?
  • How are El Salvador’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in El Salvador?
  • How good is El Salvador in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?
  • What are most problematic factors in doing business in El Salvador?

3.      Economic development

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores El Salvador’s economic development, average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in El Salvador?
  • How does poverty rate in El Salvador compare to others?
  • Is unemployment the issue for El Salvador?
  • How is income distributed in El Salvador and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in El Salvador?
  • How has quality of life in El Salvador changed over the years?

4.      Economic growth

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores El Salvador’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of El Salvador’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for the El Salvador’s economy in the last year?
  • What were the source of growth for El Salvador’s economy in recent years?
  • What is the growth outlook for El Salvador’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

5.      Economic stability (Macro risks)

Part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores El Salvador’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in El Salvador and how does it compare with others?
  • How healthy is the El Salvador’s banking sector?
  • What has been the return of the stock markets and how does it compare with others?
  • What is the fiscal risk in El Salvador?
  • What is the likelihood of raising tax?
  • What is the balance of payment risk for El Salvador?
  • How good is the country in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to other currencies?

Appendix 1: Key Economic Projections 2016-2022

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report April 2017.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Appendix 2: DOING BUSINESS 2017

Detailed rankings and scores for El Salvador and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency