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Trade in Ecuador

Ecuador was the world’s 64th largest exporter of goods and 90th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $26.7 and $2.0 billion USD respectively. Ecuador’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by fuels and mining products, and manufactures. In 2020, Ecuador’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to the United States, China and Panama, with trade representing 41.38 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Ecuador is the world’s 67th largest importer of goods and 71st largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $25.7 and $4.5 billion USD respectively in 2021. Ecuador’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, the United States and Colombia. Ecuador is part of 8 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Andean Community (CAN), Ecuador – Mexico and EFTA – Ecuador.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name






WTO Membership Date

21 January 1996

Legal System

civil law based on the Chilean civil code with modifications; traditional law in indigenous communities


Spanish, Quechua

Number of Time Zone(s)


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Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


United States dollar

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Banco Pichincha CA - Quito, Ecuador - SWIFT: PICHECEQ

  • Banco de la Producción S.A. PRODUBANCO - Quito, Ecuador - SWIFT: PRODECEQ

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Export and Foreign Investment Promotion Institute (PRO ECUADOR)


  • Ministry of Industry and Productivity


Copyright Offices

  • National Service of Intellectual Rights (SENADI)

Industrial Property Offices

  • National Service of Intellectual Rights (SENADI)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Agencia de Regulación y Control Fito y Zoosanitario - AGROCALIDAD
    Phone: +(593) 2 237 2844
    +(593) 2 256 7232, ext. 118

    Av. Interoceánica Km. 14 1/2, La Granja MAG, Tumbaco

    direccion@[email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Organismo:
    Ministerio de Producción, Comercio Exterior, Inversiones y Pesca (MPCEIP);
    Subsecretaría de la Calidad
    Persona de contacto principal:
    Jeannette Silvana Mariño Castro
    Personas de contacto secundario:
    Cristian Eduardo Yépez Jaramillo
    Phone: +(593 2) 3948760; Ext. 2254; Ext. 2252

    Plataforma Gubernamental de Gestión Financiera;
    Av. Amazonas entre Unión Nacional de Periodistas y Alfonso Pereira
    Piso 8
    Bloque amarillo

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Links to other helpful resources

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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