El Salvador: Precipitation

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 El Salvador

Precipitation, mm per year

 Latest value 1,784
 Year 2020
 Measure mm per year
 Data availability 1961 - 2020
 Average 1,784
 Min - Max 1,784 - 1,784
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for El Salvador from 1961 to 2020. The average value for El Salvador during that period was 1784 mm per year with a minimum of 1784 mm per year in 1961 and a maximum of 1784 mm per year in 1961. The latest value from 2020 is 1784 mm per year. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 178 countries is 1168 mm per year. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
El Salvador - Precipitation - Recent values chart

Historical chart
El Salvador - Precipitation - historical chart - 1961-2020




Definition: Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.


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 Employment in agriculture 15.25 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 4.74 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 1.54 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 11,957 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 102.6 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,784 2020 mm per year
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 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,736 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 98.1 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 92.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 90.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 5,793.8 2021 sq. km
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