US trade with Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 27, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Guatemala

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Guatemala totaled $2.8 billion, up 6.52% ($0.2 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $1.7 billion, up 12.57% ($0.2 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $1.1 billion, down 1.60% ($0.0 billion) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $0.6 billion, a 53.88% increase ($0.2 billion) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Guatemala was the US 43rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 42nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2844% of US total trade (down from 0.2845% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 35th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 36th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4417% of US total exports (up from 0.4152% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 53rd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 51st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1838% of US total imports (down from 0.2000% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Guatemala

The major share of US exports to Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.82% of US total exports to Guatemala (36.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.27% of US total exports to Guatemala (19.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.58% of US total exports to Guatemala (15.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.45% of US total exports to Guatemala (9.56% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.50% of US total exports to Guatemala (6.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.59% of US total exports to Guatemala (3.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.97% of US total exports to Guatemala (2.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $198.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $12.3 million;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $10.1 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $25.9 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $11.6 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $7.1 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $7.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $5.9 million.
US exports to Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 2,252.2 0.13 1,954.515.23
02 Meat and edible meat offal 39,473.7 2.32 36,289.18.78
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,277.2 0.13 1,076.0111.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,319.3 0.49 5,677.946.52
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 606.3 0.04 506.019.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 112.0 0.01 64.174.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,737.4 0.16 1,795.652.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,145.0 0.19 3,106.61.24
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 328.6 0.02 282.916.18
10 Cereals 80,497.2 4.74 80,923.3-0.53
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 980.4 0.06 1,545.5-36.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,565.9 0.92 5,512.6182.37
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 535.0 0.03 678.5-21.14
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 8.4 0.00 6.038.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,731.7 0.57 6,928.140.47
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,892.6 0.46 6,727.317.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,750.6 0.16 2,590.86.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,453.9 0.20 3,103.611.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,381.2 0.32 6,872.8-21.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,279.6 0.55 7,915.017.24
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,378.4 0.85 16,265.3-11.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,393.7 0.32 3,409.158.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 32,639.6 1.92 39,742.8-17.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25.2 0.00 7.5234.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 946.7 0.06 1,492.4-36.56
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 33.8-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 743,599.0 43.76 545,545.936.30
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17,766.6 1.05 14,393.723.43
29 Organic chemicals 11,813.0 0.70 10,885.78.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,480.7 0.32 5,032.68.90
31 Fertilizers 4,079.6 0.24 2,061.797.88
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 10,950.1 0.64 8,758.525.02
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,832.0 0.52 8,040.29.85
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 4,624.1 0.27 4,436.04.24
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,638.0 0.16 3,406.3-22.55
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.4 0.00 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,235.1 0.07 1,126.39.66
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,238.7 0.66 14,859.8-24.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60,039.0 3.53 65,963.9-8.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,866.4 0.29 5,373.0-9.43
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 405.5 0.02 544.8-25.57
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 27.7 0.00 325.4-91.48
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,483.4 0.15 2,679.1-7.30
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,547.1 0.09 1,633.2-5.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 55,810.6 3.28 43,520.728.24
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,203.5 0.07 1,084.111.01
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 42.2 0.00 17.6139.34
52 Cotton 33,310.1 1.96 29,901.211.40
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 115.0 0.01 103.511.07
54 Man-made filaments 3,925.9 0.23 4,616.8-14.97
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,826.4 0.28 4,244.313.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 282.9 0.02 434.7-34.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 582.7 0.03 471.823.50
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,296.3 0.08 734.276.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 453.6 0.03 825.9-45.07
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 21,732.4 1.28 28,823.4-24.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,714.5 0.16 2,996.4-9.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,946.9 0.11 2,168.1-10.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,317.6 1.20 20,589.2-1.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,812.0 0.11 2,547.2-28.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 58.1 0.00 82.8-29.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 31.8 0.00 16.592.80
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 93.1 0.01 246.0-62.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,149.4 0.07 935.922.82
69 Ceramic products 374.5 0.02 486.1-22.95
70 Glass and glassware 482.0 0.03 621.6-22.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,217.6 0.07 1,100.610.63
72 Iron and steel 806.3 0.05 1,108.0-27.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,720.8 0.28 5,997.6-21.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 362.7 0.02 576.9-37.13
75 Nickel and articles thereof 90.5 0.01 124.2-27.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,288.5 0.37 17,844.8-64.76
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 11.4-73.07
79 Zinc and articles thereof 36.4 0.00 30.718.41
80 Tin and articles thereof 31.6 0.00 14.9112.29
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21.4 0.00 14.745.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,762.1 0.16 3,307.7-16.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,333.7 0.08 1,717.0-22.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 103,480.8 6.09 129,369.2-20.01
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 68,978.6 4.06 71,070.6-2.94
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 132.2 0.01 171.1-22.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 64,496.6 3.80 65,999.2-2.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 13,126.4 0.77 8,152.961.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 212.8 0.01 443.7-52.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,023.0 1.53 26,451.8-1.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 203.8 0.01 332.7-38.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 905.5 0.05 670.235.12
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,157.4 0.07 1,437.9-19.51
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 6,941.6 0.41 4,341.059.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,354.8 0.32 3,565.950.17
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,863.1 0.23 3,052.726.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 23.0 0.00 40.5-43.23

US Imports from Guatemala

The major share of US imports from Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.59% of US total imports from Guatemala (53.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 32.95% of US total imports from Guatemala (34.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.47% of US total imports from Guatemala (5.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.90% of US total imports from Guatemala (2.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.68% of US total imports from Guatemala (0.66% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.63% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.91% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $37.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $8.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $41.2 million;
  • 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 $24.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $13.6 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $6.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3.5 million.
US imports from Guatemala in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,979.6 0.81 7,503.619.67
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 59.1-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70.7 0.01 23.9196.11
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9,638.4 0.87 7,590.326.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 46,989.7 4.25 38,996.220.50
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 332,826.1 30.09 330,376.70.74
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 141,244.3 12.77 104,204.035.55
10 Cereals 14.6 0.00 10.736.56
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 122.6 0.01 93.331.47
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,920.2 0.54 5,891.80.48
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 67.5 0.01 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 247.9 0.02 370.2-33.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 177.0 0.02 498.1-64.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,969.2 0.18 2,213.9-11.05
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 22,656.9 2.05 63,879.9-64.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 390.6 0.04 205.689.95
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,553.8 0.14 1,410.510.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,201.2 1.10 12,582.2-3.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,371.4 0.49 5,071.25.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,144.0 1.01 14,411.8-22.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 85.9-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,250.1 0.20 758.2196.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 37.0 0.00 6.0512.32
26 Ores, slag and ash 100.0 0.01 30.1232.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,859.3 1.89 24,317.9-14.22
29 Organic chemicals 1,413.1 0.13 2,945.4-52.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 171.9 0.02 195.2-11.92
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,338.3 0.21 116.61,904.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 847.4 0.08 901.0-5.95
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 1,699.3 0.15 1,530.311.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11.6 0.00 13.4-13.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 187.6 0.02 857.7-78.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,248.7 0.47 5,444.0-3.59
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,087.4 0.55 4,199.244.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,653.8 0.78 5,479.657.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,532.9 0.86 10,861.9-12.23
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 51.0 0.00 62.1-17.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 503.2 0.05 482.84.22
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3.1 0.00 157.9-98.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 22.7 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 91.1 0.01 47.492.38
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 14.6-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,812.7 0.16 1,584.814.38
55 Man-made staple fibers 18.2 0.00 189.5-90.41
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 270.4 0.02 600.0-54.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 350.5 0.03 390.4-10.24
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4.3 0.00 14.8-71.02
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 439.1 0.04 445.5-1.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 292,127.2 26.41 305,684.7-4.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 61,142.9 5.53 67,431.1-9.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,781.5 0.43 4,753.90.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,206.1 0.29 2,801.214.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 274.9 0.02 107.5155.74
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1.3 0.00 5.9-77.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.2 0.00 17.8-65.24
69 Ceramic products 114.5 0.01 81.839.96
70 Glass and glassware 50.0 0.00 57.1-12.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 38,338.8 3.47 63,160.6-39.30
72 Iron and steel 12,596.1 1.14 2,399.5424.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,782.8 0.16 1,547.415.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 439.4 0.04 248.077.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,743.1 0.34 3,243.315.41
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.6 0.00 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,071.1 0.10 2,596.3-58.75
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 800.8 0.07 299.5167.34
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 138.0 0.01 106.329.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69.8 0.01 103.7-32.62
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,835.5 0.17 2,108.3-12.94
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.2 0.00 0.0
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 275.2 0.02 405.3-32.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,290.2 0.21 918.1149.45
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 872.6 0.08 879.9-0.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 189.1 0.02 116.063.01
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce