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El Salvador and Nicaragua Freight Transport and Shipping Report 2017

BMI View: El Salvador's total trade growth is poised to return to positive territory in 2017 following apoor 2016 (when growth contracted by 2.7%). Meanwhile, total trade growth in Nicaragua will also returnto a healthy rate in 2017 with y-o-y gains set to come in at 4.8% following negligible growth in 2016 and acontraction a year previous. Nicaragua's freight industry will benefit from strong remittances and agrowing economy, which will ramp up demand for domestic goods and imports, while El Salvador will alsocontinue to benefit from increases in remittance flows, supported by strength in the US labour market.

Economic activity in the US is set to firm in 2017 compared with below-trend real GDP growth of 1.6% in2016, and we continue to project 2.0% expansion for the year as a whole, which is welcome news forfreighters in both El Salvador and Nicaragua as the US is the top export partner of both countries.

Key Updates And Forecasts

With a strengthening US economy resulting in stronger consumer demand - and by extension, greaterdemand for exports from Nicaragua and El Salvador - trade growth in both of these countries willintensify in 2017. Total trade will enjoy real growth of 3.8% in El Salvador and 4.8% in Nicaragua.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
El Salvador Freight Transport SWOT
Nicaragua Freight Transport SWOT
Industry Forecast
El Salvador Trade Forecast
Table: Trade Overview (El Salvador 2014-2021)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (El Salvador 2014-2021)
Table: Top 5 Trade Partners - Product Imports (2009-2016), USDmn
Table: Top 5 Trade Partners - Product Exports (2009-2016), USDmn
El Salvador Road Freight Forecast
Table: Road Freight (El Salvador 2014-2021)
El Salvador Air Freight Forecast
Table: Air Freight (El Salvador 2014-2021)
Nicaragua Trade Forecast
Table: Trade Overview (Nicaragua 2014-2021)
Table: Key Trade Indicators (Nicaragua 2014-2021)
Table: Top 5 Trade Partners - Product Imports (2008-2013), USDmn
Table: Top 5 Trade Partners - Product Exports (2008-2013), USDmn
Nicaragua Road Freight Forecast
Table: Road Freight (Nicaragua 2014-2021)
Nicaragua Air Freight Forecast
Table: Air Freight (Nicaragua 2014-2021)
Market Overview
El Salvador Market Overview
Nicaragua Market Overview
Demographic Forecast
El Salvador Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (El Salvador 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (El Salvador 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (El Salvador 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (El Salvador 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (El Salvador 1990-2025)
Nicaragua Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Nicaragua 1990-2025)
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sector-Specific Methodology
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