List of companies of El Salvador

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Location of El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. El Salvador's capital and largest city is San Salvador. As of 2015, the country had a population of approximately 6.38 million, consisting largely of Mestizos of European and Indigenous American descent.[1]

El Salvador's economy was historically dominated by agriculture, beginning with the indigo plant (añil in Spanish), the most important crop during the colonial period,[2][3] and followed thereafter by coffee, which by the early 20th century accounted for 90 percent of export earnings.[4][5] El Salvador has since reduced its dependence on coffee and embarked on diversifying the economy by opening up trade and financial links and expanding the manufacturing sector.[6] The colón, the official currency of El Salvador since 1892, was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 2001.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

Notable companies
     Active      State-owned      Defunct
Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Aerolíneas de El Salvador Consumer services Airlines San Salvador 1960 Defunct 1991
Celeste Imperio Consumer services Restaurants & bars San Salvador 1994 Restaurant
Claro El Salvador Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications San Salvador 1999 Part of América Móvil (Mexico)
Empresas ADOC Consumer goods Footwear Soyapango 1955 Shoes
Gpremper Technology Internet San Salvador 1998 Web design and development
Grupo Poma Conglomerates - San Salvador 1919 Hotels, telecommunications, automotive
HSBC El Salvador Financials Banks San Salvador 1891 Part of HSBC (UK)
TACA Airlines Consumer services Airlines San Salvador 1931 Now Avianca
Tigo El Salvador Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications San Salvador 1992 Part of Millicom (Luxembourg)
Transportes Aéreos de El Salvador Consumer services Airlines San Salvador 1988 Defunct 1994
Unicomer Group Consumer services Broadline retailers San Salvador 2000 Durable goods, electronics retailer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "El Salvador Survey Data". GeoHive. 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-09-28. Retrieved 2014-09-14. 
  2. ^ Tommie Sue Montgomery (1995). Revolution in El Salvador: From Civil Strife to Civil Peace. Westview Press. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-8133-0071-9. 
  3. ^ Kevin Murray (1 January 1997). El Salvador: Peace on Trial. Oxfam. pp. 8–. ISBN 978-0-85598-361-1. 
  4. ^ Roy Boland (1 January 2001). Culture and Customs of El Salvador. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-313-30620-4. 
  5. ^ Thomas L. Pearcy (2006). The History of Central America. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-313-32293-8. 
  6. ^ Erin Foley; Rafiz Hapipi (2005). El Salvador. Marshall Cavendish. p. 43. ISBN 978-0-7614-1967-9.