US trade with Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 20, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Guatemala

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Guatemala totaled $2.9 billion, up 13.04% ($0.3 billion) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.7 billion, up 11.05% ($0.2 billion) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1.2 billion, up 15.94% ($0.2 billion) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $0.5 billion, a 0.35% increase ($0.0 billion) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Guatemala was the US 40th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 41st in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3093% of US total trade (up from 0.2934% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 35th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 38th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4539% of US total exports (up from 0.4381% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 47th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 49th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2142% of US total imports (up from 0.1981% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Guatemala

The major share of US exports to Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.22% of US total exports to Guatemala (34.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.96% of US total exports to Guatemala (17.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.95% of US total exports to Guatemala (16.54% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.93% of US total exports to Guatemala (9.48% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.08% of US total exports to Guatemala (6.48% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.91% of US total exports to Guatemala (4.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.17% of US total exports to Guatemala (2.34% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $93.8 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) - an increase of $19.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $14.3 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $11.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $11.0 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $7.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.6 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $13.5 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $12.0 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $7.9 million.
US exports to Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 1,524.1 0.09 1,713.6-11.06
02 Meat and edible meat offal 35,553.0 2.10 32,062.910.89
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,616.9 0.15 1,342.994.86
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,414.2 0.44 6,488.614.26
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 685.3 0.04 339.0102.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 58.4 0.00 69.9-16.44
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,037.6 0.06 1,920.7-45.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,275.9 0.25 3,977.17.51
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 500.0 0.03 268.286.47
10 Cereals 81,186.4 4.80 83,170.3-2.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,819.0 0.23 1,449.1163.55
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,099.7 0.12 14,133.8-85.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 287.7 0.02 538.0-46.52
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 105.8 0.01 6.11,649.11
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 20,282.1 1.20 22,726.0-10.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,266.7 0.43 7,155.01.56
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,041.4 0.18 2,064.947.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,111.9 0.18 3,146.5-1.10
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,167.7 0.36 5,949.83.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 8,831.4 0.52 8,166.48.14
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,687.4 0.93 18,812.2-16.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,194.2 0.13 2,328.3-5.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 44,941.3 2.66 33,990.232.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 54.4 0.00 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,451.1 0.09 1,708.2-15.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 8.5 0.00 127.9-93.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 610,902.6 36.14 517,130.818.13
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,761.7 0.81 14,255.4-3.46
29 Organic chemicals 11,279.4 0.67 9,959.713.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,977.7 0.24 4,920.1-19.15
31 Fertilizers 1,409.2 0.08 2,492.5-43.46
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,738.1 0.46 7,624.11.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,090.2 0.54 9,644.4-5.75
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 6,043.9 0.36 5,509.99.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,726.1 0.22 2,575.144.70
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 19.4 0.00 8.8120.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,036.3 0.06 1,429.9-27.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,586.6 0.74 17,107.9-26.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 74,922.5 4.43 63,917.317.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,382.8 0.32 4,837.411.27
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.8 0.00 37.5-89.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 692.2 0.04 621.511.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 11.0 0.00 8.726.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,309.2 0.14 2,612.8-11.62
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 41.3 0.00 10.6290.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 962.0 0.06 2,243.3-57.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 61,873.5 3.66 56,297.19.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 961.4 0.06 967.5-0.63
50 Silk 23.5 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 15.6 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 36,959.7 2.19 36,764.80.53
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 128.5 0.01 97.032.41
54 Man-made filaments 4,969.2 0.29 5,904.7-15.84
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,810.5 0.28 5,469.2-12.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 442.6 0.03 646.6-31.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 592.0 0.04 626.0-5.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,521.6 0.09 609.0149.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 780.7 0.05 1,347.2-42.05
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 25,650.5 1.52 18,054.942.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,316.3 0.26 4,133.14.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,360.9 0.14 2,273.13.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,165.8 1.07 18,829.8-3.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,948.0 0.12 2,836.5-31.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 84.6 0.01 928.6-90.89
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6.7 0.00 14.4-53.40
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 88.5 0.01 160.8-44.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,370.8 0.08 850.861.12
69 Ceramic products 659.4 0.04 502.631.19
70 Glass and glassware 700.5 0.04 738.3-5.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,188.6 0.07 879.035.22
72 Iron and steel 467.6 0.03 1,002.4-53.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,340.4 0.26 5,460.0-20.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 501.3 0.03 651.7-23.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 174.9 0.01 56.6209.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,670.8 0.57 23,179.2-58.28
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 104.9 0.01 138.2-24.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 19.6 0.00 18.56.28
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 12.8 0.00 32.7-60.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,757.8 0.16 3,428.6-19.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,809.1 0.11 1,724.64.90
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 120,047.2 7.10 105,713.913.56
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 88,013.8 5.21 68,419.828.64
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 505.5 0.03 293.472.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 65,621.3 3.88 59,049.211.13
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,782.5 0.11 9,664.7-81.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,552.3 0.09 2,669.7-41.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,028.7 1.54 23,316.911.63
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 341.6 0.02 343.0-0.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,072.8 0.06 1,058.01.40
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,658.3 0.10 690.9140.02
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 5,350.6 0.32 3,945.135.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,536.0 0.33 3,821.444.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,356.7 0.20 2,335.943.70
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 29.9 0.00 55.9-46.42

US Imports from Guatemala

The major share of US imports from Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.62% of US total imports from Guatemala (54.61% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 30.19% of US total imports from Guatemala (33.82% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.77% of US total imports from Guatemala (5.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.90% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.05% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.54% of US total imports from Guatemala (0.58% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.43% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $90.9 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $24.1 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $8.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $8.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $7.0 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4.7 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $4.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $3.9 million.
US imports from Guatemala in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 11.2 0.00 10.39.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,428.9 0.61 3,231.8129.87
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26.6 0.00 27.1-1.70
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 16,491.5 1.36 14,962.410.22
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 59,025.7 4.87 59,293.6-0.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 468,811.4 38.70 377,867.824.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 64,420.9 5.32 57,421.412.19
10 Cereals 16.2 0.00 24.6-33.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 87.1 0.01 51.270.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,553.5 0.46 6,198.2-10.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 35.3-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 73.6 0.01 9.4684.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 577.2 0.05 581.7-0.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,333.8 0.19 2,579.7-9.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 30,264.0 2.50 22,048.537.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 445.2 0.04 97.3357.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,201.8 0.10 1,264.9-4.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,646.3 0.96 10,628.09.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,908.9 0.41 3,519.639.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,176.6 0.84 10,009.81.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,326.1 0.19 651.5257.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19.4 0.00 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 42.2 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,089.2 2.90 10,994.0219.17
29 Organic chemicals 2,600.4 0.21 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 205.0 0.02 195.25.01
31 Fertilizers 5.9 0.00 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 188.5 0.02 37.6400.87
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,057.1 0.09 587.280.04
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 1,565.6 0.13 2,088.0-25.02
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17.3 0.00 24.3-28.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,026.0 0.41 5,188.0-3.12
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,615.3 0.55 4,464.748.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,112.7 0.59 4,072.474.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,512.6 0.62 8,771.1-14.35
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28.2 0.00 16.076.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 692.1 0.06 430.560.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32.3 0.00 115.1-71.93
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
52 Cotton 110.0 0.01 29.3275.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,832.9 0.15 1,215.950.75
55 Man-made staple fibers 130.9 0.01 157.0-16.66
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 225.8 0.02 856.5-73.63
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 235.6 0.02 241.1-2.30
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 79.9 0.01 25.7211.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.3 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 608.9 0.05 43.31,304.84
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 279,820.1 23.10 271,867.62.93
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 75,171.3 6.21 72,120.64.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,051.8 0.33 4,428.7-8.51
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,138.4 0.26 2,272.238.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 229.0 0.02 83.2175.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 14.8-100.00
69 Ceramic products 169.1 0.01 61.8173.63
70 Glass and glassware 218.3 0.02 156.739.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 57,763.8 4.77 61,703.3-6.38
72 Iron and steel 9,670.3 0.80 2,308.1318.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,659.6 0.14 1,360.322.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 371.3 0.03 204.481.64
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,874.3 0.57 2,129.5222.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 8.2-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.4 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,684.7 0.14 3,156.1-46.62
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 374.8 0.03 310.520.70
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 228.3 0.02 35.4544.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 47.0 0.00 137.2-65.71
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,956.4 0.16 2,127.1-8.02
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 284.5 0.02 303.5-6.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,507.1 0.12 1,038.745.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,007.4 0.08 866.316.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 385.7 0.03 118.2226.21
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce