US trade (export - import) with Guatemala in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 16, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Guatemala in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Guatemala

In 2015, US trade with Guatemala was $10.3 billion, down 1.90% ($0.2 billion) from 2014.

US exports to Guatemala in 2015 were $5.9 billion, down 1.68% ($0.1 billion) from 2014.

US imports from Guatemala in 2015 were $4.4 billion, down 2.19% ($0.1 billion) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Guatemala in 2015 was $1.4 billion, a 0.02% decrease ($0.0 billion) over 2014.

Guatemala was the US 42nd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 46th in 2014), accounting for 0.2703% of US total trade (up from 0.2605% in 2014).

Guatemala was the US 40th largest export market in 2015 (up from 42nd in 2014), accounting for 0.3899% of US total exports (up from 0.3682% in 2014).

Guatemala was the US 52nd largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.1923% of US total imports (up from 0.1882% in 2014).

US Exports to Guatemala

The major share of US exports to Guatemala in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 27.20% of US total exports to Guatemala (30.27% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.17% of US total exports to Guatemala (19.99% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.14% of US total exports to Guatemala (17.52% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.56% of US total exports to Guatemala (10.56% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.61% of US total exports to Guatemala (6.27% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.59% of US total exports to Guatemala (4.41% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.47% of US total exports to Guatemala (2.49% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Guatemala in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $96.8 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 $42.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $33.7 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Guatemala in 2015 over 2014 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 $211.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $34.7 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $28.5 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $17.7 million.
US exports to Guatemala in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 5,948.0 0.10 5,210.214.16
02 Meat and edible meat offal 145,920.8 2.49 147,366.2-0.98
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,625.9 0.10 5,870.4-4.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,602.2 0.45 29,413.6-9.56
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,456.7 0.04 2,063.919.03
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 467.7 0.01 320.445.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,929.1 0.17 9,791.21.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 30,913.7 0.53 29,498.74.80
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 970.4 0.02 1,086.9-10.72
10 Cereals 323,610.0 5.52 336,586.4-3.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,288.7 0.09 5,116.93.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,945.8 0.56 32,819.30.39
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 963.2 0.02 494.494.84
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 38.5 0.00 55.8-30.87
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59,203.3 1.01 68,901.5-14.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 31,120.2 0.53 26,449.917.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,305.9 0.21 10,962.012.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,349.1 0.26 11,829.729.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 20,533.7 0.35 26,566.4-22.71
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 34,885.4 0.59 33,675.33.59
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 61,000.4 1.04 51,647.818.11
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,210.2 0.14 9,892.3-17.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 170,915.9 2.91 199,401.4-14.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 32.7 0.00 8.8270.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 8,927.0 0.15 7,898.613.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 47.9 0.00 44.18.52
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,585,827.6 27.04 1,797,245.1-11.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 64,412.4 1.10 61,773.94.27
29 Organic chemicals 61,974.3 1.06 60,301.62.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 20,423.0 0.35 28,544.3-28.45
31 Fertilizers 38,483.0 0.66 27,638.239.24
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 32,881.9 0.56 32,167.92.22
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31,969.3 0.55 31,342.52.00
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 18,389.5 0.31 18,977.7-3.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13,569.7 0.23 14,716.8-7.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 217.3 0.00 81.1167.76
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,158.8 0.11 6,081.51.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 49,102.8 0.84 49,741.0-1.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 252,042.3 4.30 268,854.4-6.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,687.1 0.51 29,321.91.25
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 132.4 0.00 234.1-43.45
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,460.5 0.04 2,674.1-7.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 433.9 0.01 535.7-19.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,597.8 0.16 12,268.6-21.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 20.1 0.00 30.3-33.70
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5.7 0.00 40.3-85.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 9,715.8 0.17 4,857.9100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 243,790.9 4.16 239,883.81.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,050.3 0.10 6,039.40.18
50 Silk 50.1 0.00 172.4-70.95
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 175.3 0.00 181.0-3.18
52 Cotton 147,651.2 2.52 165,388.9-10.72
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 364.9 0.01 369.6-1.25
54 Man-made filaments 18,590.7 0.32 14,097.931.87
55 Man-made staple fibers 17,845.7 0.30 12,211.546.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,593.5 0.04 1,847.140.41
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,879.8 0.03 2,336.6-19.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 15,756.7 0.27 15,564.91.23
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,190.4 0.07 6,857.7-38.89
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 60,968.3 1.04 56,279.88.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 17,953.5 0.31 16,189.010.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,961.0 0.24 6,542.8113.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 76,426.3 1.30 64,360.118.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,056.6 0.14 10,738.4-24.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 649.3 0.01 498.830.18
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 150.7 0.00 140.67.17
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 605.7 0.01 421.643.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,184.5 0.09 5,668.3-8.54
69 Ceramic products 1,897.5 0.03 3,789.6-49.93
70 Glass and glassware 2,967.6 0.05 3,589.0-17.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,198.0 0.14 15,557.0-47.30
72 Iron and steel 6,334.3 0.11 9,993.5-36.62
73 Articles of iron or steel 27,531.7 0.47 31,491.6-12.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,764.7 0.05 3,861.6-28.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 898.6 0.02 191.0370.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 85,117.1 1.45 82,356.43.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 67.5 0.00 134.4-49.82
79 Zinc and articles thereof 718.9 0.01 1,085.3-33.76
80 Tin and articles thereof 50.7 0.00 13.9263.81
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 119.3 0.00 139.1-14.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,294.1 0.21 11,338.48.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,875.1 0.15 7,951.911.61
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 522,221.9 8.91 523,314.6-0.21
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 338,560.6 5.77 295,777.814.46
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 2,327.4 0.04 2,061.412.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 243,379.0 4.15 209,716.716.05
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 17,931.7 0.31 52,648.2-65.94
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,593.7 0.21 8,877.641.86
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 104,413.2 1.78 99,490.64.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,452.5 0.04 2,477.9-1.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 3,844.4 0.07 2,631.446.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,830.7 0.08 3,475.938.98
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 20,988.3 0.36 23,435.1-10.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 25,238.7 0.43 18,587.135.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 9,478.5 0.16 7,346.229.03
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 263.4 0.00 176.349.41
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 512,803.8 8.75 415,970.723.28

US Imports from Guatemala

The major share of US imports from Guatemala in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 50.54% of US total imports from Guatemala (49.13% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 34.01% of US total imports from Guatemala (31.28% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 7.32% of US total imports from Guatemala (8.79% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.68% of US total imports from Guatemala (5.06% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.63% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.77% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.91% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.17% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Guatemala in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $80.4 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $60.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guatemala in 2015 over the 2014 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 $110.7 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 $73.7 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $36.0 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $23.9 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $19.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $15.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $13.6 million.
US imports from Guatemala in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 98.6 0.00 51.990.01
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,979.3 0.38 20,928.3-18.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 80.2 0.00 145.7-44.98
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 72.3 0.00 57.425.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34,990.2 0.79 31,974.79.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 208,814.3 4.71 196,954.86.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,276,844.8 28.78 1,215,917.35.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 338,817.8 7.64 374,824.2-9.61
10 Cereals 96.2 0.00 60.957.87
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 150.4 0.00 173.0-13.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 36,940.4 0.83 40,244.0-8.21
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 2.6-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 434.6 0.01 545.1-20.27
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,061.0 0.02 610.873.72
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 25,617.4 0.58 15,016.170.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 148,035.0 3.34 167,766.9-11.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 864.0 0.02 1,549.0-44.22
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,738.1 0.11 4,962.0-4.51
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 39,736.9 0.90 33,007.620.39
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,086.0 0.45 20,547.5-2.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 54,593.5 1.23 78,451.4-30.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,376.5 0.03 921.349.40
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 31,978.2 0.72 24,107.832.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17.5 0.00 49.0-64.33
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 125.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 118,796.9 2.68 229,507.0-48.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 25.4-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 14,954.8 0.34 13,623.99.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,275.5 0.03 984.529.56
31 Fertilizers 131.7 0.00 188.5-30.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 889.3 0.02 1,331.2-33.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,555.5 0.06 3,382.0-24.44
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 5,306.4 0.12 2,953.679.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19.4 0.00 80.2-75.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,633.0 0.06 655.5301.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,988.6 0.45 18,973.05.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,664.0 0.56 38,277.0-35.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,947.8 0.54 25,314.0-5.40
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,141.4 0.77 24,554.439.04
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 147.2 0.00 97.850.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 40.9 0.00 97.9-58.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,815.3 0.04 1,186.153.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 83.4 0.00 276.9-69.88
50 Silk 0.8 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6.3 0.00 1.9236.59
52 Cotton 131.9 0.00 96.636.48
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8.9 0.00 28.2-68.26
54 Man-made filaments 6,676.3 0.15 7,106.6-6.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 186.9 0.00 81.3129.81
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,727.5 0.06 3,229.7-15.55
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,226.5 0.03 964.627.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 99.8 0.00 110.4-9.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2.3 0.00 2.9-18.43
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,144.8 0.03 429.7166.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,166,565.6 26.29 1,086,186.57.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 306,208.0 6.90 296,675.73.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,809.7 0.40 18,166.3-1.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,465.1 0.12 5,064.17.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 562.3 0.01 1,007.7-44.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2.6 0.00 0.5440.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 45.7 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 526.7 0.01 514.12.46
70 Glass and glassware 636.7 0.01 812.1-21.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 324,840.3 7.32 398,584.6-18.50
72 Iron and steel 17,110.9 0.39 13,201.429.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,788.2 0.11 4,255.412.52
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,398.4 0.05 10,023.2-76.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,985.4 0.36 25,591.3-37.54
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.8 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9.3 0.00 6.346.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6.9 0.00 15.8-56.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35.0 0.00 6.1470.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,819.1 0.33 8,514.774.04
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 1,701.5 0.04 1,372.024.02
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 796.9 0.02 1,093.2-27.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 109.2 0.00 145.8-25.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,772.3 0.18 8,341.6-6.82
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 1,506.9 0.03 823.283.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,707.5 0.11 3,157.449.10
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,095.8 0.07 1,916.661.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 871.5 0.02 282.6208.35
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 32,295.0 0.73 47,952.0-32.65
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce