El Salvador President Sees 2.5% GDP Growth This Year

President Salvador Sanchez Ceren said in his first annual address to congress that the economy will grow faster than last year’s 2%.

  • Energy prices have fallen 32% and inflation has slowed: Sanchez Ceren
  • International aid reached record $1b: Sanchez Ceren.
  • Poverty fell to 20% last year while extreme poverty dropped to 6.2% compared to 25% and 10.5% respectively in 2009: Sanchez

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