US trade (export - import) with Guatemala in 2018

Published or Updated: May 21, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Guatemala in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Guatemala

In 2018, US trade with Guatemala was $11.2 billion, down 1.46% ($0.2 billion) from 2017.

US exports to Guatemala in 2018 were $6.7 billion, down 4.56% ($0.3 billion) from 2017.

US imports from Guatemala in 2018 totaled $4.5 billion, up 3.45% ($0.2 billion) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Guatemala in 2018 was $2.1 billion, a 18.21% decrease ($0.5 billion) over 2017.

Guatemala was the US 46th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 43rd in 2017), accounting for 0.2618% of US total trade (down from 0.2876% in 2017).

Guatemala was the US 36th largest export market in 2018 (down from 35th in 2017), accounting for 0.4000% of US total exports (down from 0.4512% in 2017).

Guatemala was the US 53rd largest supplier in 2018 (down from 52nd in 2017), accounting for 0.1739% of US total imports (down from 0.1826% in 2017).

US Exports to Guatemala

The major share of US exports to Guatemala in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.08% of US total exports to Guatemala (38.98% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.67% of US total exports to Guatemala (14.79% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.73% of US total exports to Guatemala (17.43% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.06% of US total exports to Guatemala (8.53% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.54% of US total exports to Guatemala (5.71% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.93% of US total exports to Guatemala (4.06% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.25% of US total exports to Guatemala (1.20% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Guatemala in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $70.0 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $69.9 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $63.8 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $42.8 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $36.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Guatemala in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $517.3 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $40.9 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $26.9 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $21.2 million.
US exports to Guatemala in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 8,200.2 0.12 7,541.48.74
02 Meat and edible meat offal 180,567.6 2.71 174,142.43.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,590.6 0.11 8,521.0-10.92
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 41,210.0 0.62 34,070.620.95
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,585.9 0.05 4,172.5-14.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 587.6 0.01 391.150.25
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,004.8 0.12 8,141.6-1.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 28,961.6 0.43 27,973.33.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,453.5 0.02 1,831.4-20.63
10 Cereals 368,800.0 5.54 298,903.923.38
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,157.3 0.08 6,796.2-24.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 19,017.6 0.29 40,253.3-52.76
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,648.4 0.02 1,186.738.90
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 41.1 0.00 122.4-66.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 78,747.4 1.18 68,544.014.89
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 33,939.4 0.51 30,987.19.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,372.5 0.17 12,268.6-7.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,344.3 0.22 15,283.2-6.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,983.7 0.39 25,689.81.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42,735.9 0.64 38,523.410.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 60,737.5 0.91 63,194.3-3.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26,093.6 0.39 18,914.037.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 207,602.0 3.12 143,810.244.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 433.4 0.01 528.7-18.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,037.7 0.09 6,016.40.35
26 Ores, slag and ash 94.2 0.00 57.563.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,196,304.6 32.98 2,713,590.3-19.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 58,951.9 0.89 61,281.3-3.80
29 Organic chemicals 53,723.6 0.81 49,481.48.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 21,666.2 0.33 18,664.016.09
31 Fertilizers 15,369.6 0.23 15,154.71.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 30,122.2 0.45 36,215.2-16.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 43,085.1 0.65 38,600.311.62
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 18,075.0 0.27 19,273.1-6.22
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13,675.1 0.21 14,131.9-3.23
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4.4 0.00 65.8-93.33
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,481.9 0.08 4,854.712.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 42,517.1 0.64 47,431.9-10.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 282,834.7 4.25 270,193.24.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,861.7 0.27 19,870.6-10.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11.5 0.00 3.8201.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,125.8 0.06 3,448.019.66
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 388.1 0.01 205.189.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,218.4 0.15 10,152.50.65
45 Cork and articles of cork 7.8 0.00 7.012.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 31.2 0.00 56.1-44.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,967.2 0.13 6,771.432.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 304,294.3 4.57 261,476.116.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,463.0 0.07 4,834.4-7.68
50 Silk 30.0 0.00 36.4-17.44
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 33.6 0.00 70.1-52.01
52 Cotton 162,811.4 2.45 126,790.628.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 262.0 0.00 386.1-32.14
54 Man-made filaments 16,626.8 0.25 23,465.6-29.14
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,826.3 0.22 15,310.7-3.16
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,991.5 0.09 2,193.5173.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,516.2 0.04 2,356.26.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 9,216.4 0.14 12,744.8-27.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,972.6 0.06 2,875.138.17
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 68,866.7 1.03 86,349.6-20.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 33,872.4 0.51 20,471.665.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,953.8 0.18 10,389.215.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 91,692.0 1.38 86,340.36.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,226.4 0.18 7,646.159.90
65 Headgear and parts thereof 356.7 0.01 380.6-6.27
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 113.5 0.00 173.1-34.44
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 260.2 0.00 294.9-11.77
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,688.4 0.09 4,979.414.24
69 Ceramic products 2,455.4 0.04 2,223.610.43
70 Glass and glassware 2,982.7 0.04 2,092.642.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,615.2 0.10 6,535.31.22
72 Iron and steel 3,207.4 0.05 11,083.3-71.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,899.2 0.28 17,855.85.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,732.6 0.03 1,396.324.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 963.0 0.01 509.189.14
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 35,377.6 0.53 34,072.73.83
78 Lead and articles thereof 92.5 0.00 6.81,261.72
79 Zinc and articles thereof 422.5 0.01 255.865.15
80 Tin and articles thereof 79.2 0.00 86.5-8.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 110.0 0.00 81.335.32
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 15,113.7 0.23 11,638.029.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,280.7 0.11 6,695.68.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 417,483.4 6.27 458,430.1-8.93
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 318,545.0 4.78 345,459.6-7.79
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 1,872.4 0.03 1,191.957.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 264,431.6 3.97 279,885.7-5.52
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 24,641.3 0.37 27,308.8-9.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 3,093.3 0.05 6,084.3-49.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 83,884.4 1.26 97,741.0-14.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,285.3 0.02 1,343.0-4.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,779.6 0.06 4,083.5-7.44
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,469.6 0.07 4,849.9-7.84
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 16,777.9 0.25 24,497.7-31.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 27,741.6 0.42 28,395.0-2.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15,104.7 0.23 13,470.512.13
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,472.4 0.02 111.01,227.01
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 622,222.7 9.34 552,220.312.68

US Imports from Guatemala

The major share of US imports from Guatemala in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.36% of US total imports from Guatemala (55.46% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 34.14% of US total imports from Guatemala (32.39% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.87% of US total imports from Guatemala (2.25% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.37% of US total imports from Guatemala (2.64% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.63% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.61% in 2017);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.38% of US total imports from Guatemala (2.32% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Guatemala in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $101.8 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $48.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $32.0 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $29.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $25.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guatemala in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $85.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $21.5 million.
US imports from Guatemala in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 107.2 0.00 228.1-53.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,448.8 0.45 27,909.4-26.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13.8 0.00 73.9-81.30
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 507.1 0.01 182.6177.74
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 49,401.9 1.09 44,372.111.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 258,273.7 5.68 209,842.223.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,476,998.0 32.46 1,470,305.20.46
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 345,970.3 7.60 346,753.5-0.23
10 Cereals 86.3 0.00 58.148.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 477.0 0.01 453.15.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 26,607.1 0.58 24,420.38.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,481.1 0.03 870.170.22
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 441.6 0.01 675.2-34.60
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,439.7 0.03 1,639.5-12.19
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,294.7 0.18 7,853.65.62
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 168,724.0 3.71 138,889.721.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,404.1 0.03 1,344.14.46
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,172.8 0.16 6,036.318.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 49,361.8 1.08 48,582.51.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 27,020.2 0.59 24,961.28.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 53,916.6 1.19 54,367.9-0.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20,433.3 0.45 29,132.2-29.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 40.7 0.00 77.9-47.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 142.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 130,745.1 2.87 98,730.632.43
29 Organic chemicals 6,945.9 0.15 9,063.0-23.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,798.5 0.04 499.4260.15
31 Fertilizers 26.5 0.00 11.2135.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,407.2 0.07 3,501.9-2.70
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,996.3 0.11 3,900.328.10
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 9,905.0 0.22 7,221.837.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 40.8 0.00 29.339.30
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 971.8 0.02 236.2311.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,818.6 0.46 19,820.85.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 25,096.4 0.55 26,449.1-5.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 8.4-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 41,380.4 0.91 31,663.430.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,916.2 0.77 37,244.5-6.25
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 182.5 0.00 186.0-1.87
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,876.0 0.04 1,969.6-4.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 214.0 0.00 61.9245.43
50 Silk 1.4 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 5.5 0.00 23.0-76.08
52 Cotton 140.5 0.00 244.3-42.46
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 30.0 0.00 2.21,277.40
54 Man-made filaments 6,961.6 0.15 8,064.7-13.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,567.8 0.06 782.3228.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,677.0 0.04 1,226.636.72
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,455.0 0.03 1,116.930.27
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 451.7 0.01 129.7248.26
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4.2 0.00 1.3226.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,072.1 0.02 1,484.4-27.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,207,470.1 26.54 1,105,670.29.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 298,645.9 6.56 272,903.69.43
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,072.7 0.38 18,386.5-7.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14,058.4 0.31 13,396.74.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,426.8 0.03 1,037.837.49
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 147.7 0.00 43.3241.22
69 Ceramic products 419.1 0.01 507.4-17.41
70 Glass and glassware 328.7 0.01 510.1-35.56
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,085.8 0.38 102,093.5-83.26
72 Iron and steel 63,851.9 1.40 85,347.6-25.19
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,952.1 0.39 7,913.6126.85
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,724.0 0.06 1,848.547.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 23,143.9 0.51 20,869.110.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 230.2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 35.1-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 22.7 0.00 63.3-64.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,827.9 0.22 6,645.647.88
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 4,897.4 0.11 3,881.326.18
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 260.0 0.01 470.3-44.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 337.1 0.01 124.8170.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 63.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,634.8 0.17 7,729.5-1.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,976.7 0.04 1,233.760.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 11,210.1 0.25 8,741.128.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 559.8 0.01 3,226.7-82.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 875.2 0.02 2,638.4-66.83
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 31,255.7 0.69 39,561.0-20.99
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce