Ecuador recorded a trade surplus of 182692 USD Thousand in July of 2020.

Balance of Trade in Ecuador averaged -22674.66 USD Thousand from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 619602 USD Thousand in May of 2008 and a record low of -729014 USD Thousand in December of 2014. This page provides - Ecuador Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Ecuador Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2020. source: Banco Central del Ecuador

Balance of Trade in Ecuador is expected to be -20000.00 USD Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Ecuador to stand at -550000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Ecuador Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -420000.00 USD Thousand in 2021 and -620000.00 USD Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Ecuador Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
182692.00 323490.00 619602.00 -729014.00 1985 - 2020 USD Thousand Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-14 01:30 PM Mar $62.5M $244.1M $ 30M
2020-06-15 03:00 PM Apr $-66.6M $62.5M $30M
2020-07-15 02:00 PM May $198.6M $-66.6M $-80M
2020-08-14 03:00 PM Jun $323.5M $198.6M $170M
2020-09-25 03:00 PM Jul $323.5M $300M
2020-10-15 04:20 PM Aug
2020-11-13 03:00 PM Sep $ -20M
2020-12-15 09:30 PM Oct


News Stream
Ecuador Trade Balance Swings to Surplus in June
Ecuador's trade balance shifted to a USD 323.5 million surplus in June of 2020 from a USD 104.2 million deficit in the same month of the previous year. Exports dropped 8.3 percent over a year earlier to USD 1,637 million, as sales declined for commodity goods (-6.2 percent), namely crude oil (-24.7 percent); and manufactured products (-15.7 percent), in particular petroleum derivatives (-72.1 percent). Imports plunged 27.6 percent to USD 1,237 million, due to lower purchases of commodities (-5.9 percent) and consumption goods (-25.2 percent).
2020-08-14
Ecuador Trade Balance Swings to Surplus in May
Ecuador's trade balance shifted to a USD 198.6 million surplus in May 2020 from a USD 96.3 million deficit in the same month of the previous year. Imports plunged 41.1 percent over a year earlier to USD 1173.7 million, due to lower purchases of commodities (-12.5 percent), of which industrial (-11.5 percent) and construction materials (-54.6 percent); capital (-51.9 percent), mainly industrial (-33.8 percent), transport equipment (-78 percent) and agricultural (-41.7 percent); and consumption goods (-34.7 percent), mostly non-durable (-5.7 percent) and durable (-72.3 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-78.5 percent). Exports dropped 27.2 percent to USD 1448.2 million, as sales declined for commodity goods (-24.4 percent), namely crude oil (-69.2 percent); and manufactured products (-37.6 percent), in particular petroleum derivatives (-98.7 percent), metals (-42.7 percent), and chemicals (-48.6 percent).
2020-07-15
Ecuador Trade Gap Widens Sharply in April
Ecuador's trade deficit widened to USD 66.6 million in April 2020 from 7.4 million in the same month of the previous year, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Exports slumped 44.4 percent over a year earlier to an eleven-year low of USD 1105.2 million, due to lower sales of commodity goods (-45.2 percent), in particular crude oil (-90.7 percent); and manufactured products (-41 percent), namely petroleum derivatives (-84.3 percent), metals (-79.8 percent), and chemicals (-41 percent). Imports plunged 41.3 percent to USD 1171.9 million, its lowest level since April 2009, mainly due to lower purchases of commodities (-16.6 percent), of which industrial (-19.1 percent) and construction materials (-54.9 percent); capital (-51.1 percent), mostly industrial (-42.8 percent), transport equipment (-71.5 percent) and agricultural (-30.7 percent); and consumption goods (-48.2 percent), namely non-durable (-32 percent) and durable (-74.3 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-56.9 percent).
2020-06-15
Ecuador Trade Surplus Narrows in March
Ecuador's trade surplus narrowed to USD 62.5 million in March 2020 from USD 111.9 million in the corresponding month of the previous year, amid the coronavirus crisis. Exports plunged 18.6 percent over a year earlier to an over two-year low of USD 1585.5 million, mainly due to lower sales of commodity goods (-19.5 percent), namely crude oil (-56.3 percent); and manufactured products (-14.7 percent), of which petroleum derivatives (-47.2 percent), metals (-15.1 percent), and chemicals (-15.4 percent). Imports dropped 17 percent to a near three-year low of USD 1522.9 million, due to lower purchases of commodities (-11.2 percent), namely industrial (-11.9 percent) and construction materials (-29.4 percent); capital (-17.7 percent), mostly industrial (-17.6 percent), transport equipment (-17.8 percent) and agricultural (-18.9 percent); and consumption goods (-16.8 percent), namely non-durable (-5.3 percent) and durable (-32.8 percent); and fuels & lubricants (-27.5 percent).
2020-05-14

Ecuador Balance of Trade
Ecuador's economy is highly dependent on oil exports (58 percent of total exports). Other exports include: fish and shrimps and bananas. Main imports are: raw materials for industry (25 percent of total imports), capital goods for industry (19 percent), fuels and lubricants (17 percent) and consumption durables (13 percent). Ecuador´s main trading partner is the United States (45 percent of total exports and 27 percent of imports). Others include: Chile, China, Peru, Colombia and Panama.