The sector produced 44% of all goods exported by El Salvador in 2013.
The production of textiles, clothing fibers and other synthetic fibers remains the main economic sector in El Salvador
. Knitted fabrics, for example, accounted for 64% of total sales abroad during 2013.
Production (by the industry) increased by 4.1%, exports by 9%, totaling $2.394 billion worth sent by the country to other nations such as the United States.
"Among the main products
exported to the United States are shirts ($736 million), socks ($168 million), sweatshirts ($240 million) and men's underwear ($98 million)."
In the area of employment, Laprensagrafica.com reports, "72.744 contracts were recorded, with an average salary of $344. As for loans, $285 million was received."