US trade (export - import) with Guatemala in 2017

Published or Updated: May 31, 2018

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

US Trade with Guatemala

In 2017, US trade with Guatemala totaled $11,374.5 million, up 11.62% ($1,184.1 million) from 2016.

US exports to Guatemala in 2017 totaled $6,976.5 million, up 18.25% ($1,076.6 million) from 2016.

US imports from Guatemala in 2017 totaled $4,398.0 million, up 2.51% ($107.5 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Guatemala in 2017 was $2,578.5 million, a 60.21% increase ($969.1 million) over 2016.

Guatemala was the US 43rd largest trading partner in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.2876% of US total trade (up from 0.2752% in 2016).

Guatemala was the US 35th largest export market in 2017 (up from 36th in 2016), accounting for 0.4512% of US total exports (up from 0.4060% in 2016).

Guatemala was the US 52nd largest supplier in 2017 (down from 51st in 2016), accounting for 0.1826% of US total imports (down from 0.1907% in 2016).

US Exports to Guatemala

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 38.98% of US total exports to Guatemala (32.09% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.43% of US total exports to Guatemala (19.65% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.79% of US total exports to Guatemala (16.98% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.53% of US total exports to Guatemala (9.96% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.71% of US total exports to Guatemala (6.65% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.06% of US total exports to Guatemala (3.69% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.20% of US total exports to Guatemala (2.24% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guatemala in 2017 over 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 $826.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $118.7 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $65.0 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 $59.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $25.6 million.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $46.5 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $25.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21.5 million.
US exports to Guatemala in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 7,541.4 0.11 7,904.0-4.59
02 Meat and edible meat offal 174,142.4 2.50 148,546.017.23
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,521.0 0.12 4,837.476.15
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 34,070.6 0.49 29,958.513.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,172.5 0.06 1,930.3116.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 391.1 0.01 369.25.93
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,141.6 0.12 7,034.115.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,973.3 0.40 26,070.47.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,831.4 0.03 1,376.833.02
10 Cereals 298,903.9 4.28 324,664.9-7.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,796.2 0.10 5,814.516.88
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 40,253.3 0.58 31,600.427.38
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,186.7 0.02 1,743.2-31.92
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 122.4 0.00 40.5202.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 68,544.0 0.98 54,448.925.89
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 30,987.1 0.44 28,120.310.19
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,268.6 0.18 10,849.413.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,283.2 0.22 16,701.5-8.49
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,689.8 0.37 24,746.93.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 38,523.4 0.55 34,777.710.77
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 63,194.3 0.91 70,469.7-10.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,914.0 0.27 17,206.39.92
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 143,810.2 2.06 152,450.8-5.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 528.7 0.01 172.5206.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,016.4 0.09 6,501.3-7.46
26 Ores, slag and ash 57.5 0.00 186.2-69.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,713,590.3 38.90 1,886,709.543.83
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 61,281.3 0.88 59,609.22.80
29 Organic chemicals 49,481.4 0.71 43,243.814.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 18,664.0 0.27 19,981.6-6.59
31 Fertilizers 15,154.7 0.22 10,927.038.69
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 36,215.2 0.52 32,533.011.32
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 38,600.3 0.55 38,014.21.54
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 19,273.1 0.28 21,310.7-9.56
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14,131.9 0.20 13,042.68.35
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 65.8 0.00 16.6295.67
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,854.7 0.07 5,124.9-5.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 47,431.9 0.68 56,472.7-16.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 270,193.2 3.87 267,173.81.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 19,870.6 0.28 20,043.4-0.86
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.8 0.00 44.3-91.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,448.0 0.05 2,530.336.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 205.1 0.00 635.8-67.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,152.5 0.15 9,241.19.86
45 Cork and articles of cork 7.0 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 56.1 0.00 22.8145.55
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,771.4 0.10 6,815.9-0.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 261,476.1 3.75 196,463.233.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,834.4 0.07 5,196.2-6.96
50 Silk 36.4 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 70.1 0.00 27.2158.20
52 Cotton 126,790.6 1.82 126,307.20.38
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 386.1 0.01 460.0-16.07
54 Man-made filaments 23,465.6 0.34 19,079.922.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 15,310.7 0.22 17,627.1-13.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,193.5 0.03 1,915.714.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,356.2 0.03 2,676.7-11.97
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 12,744.8 0.18 5,388.7136.51
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,875.1 0.04 3,481.0-17.41
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 86,349.6 1.24 95,310.8-9.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 20,471.6 0.29 16,584.123.44
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 10,389.2 0.15 8,982.715.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 86,340.3 1.24 81,473.75.97
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,646.1 0.11 10,861.5-29.60
65 Headgear and parts thereof 380.6 0.01 1,241.6-69.35
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 173.1 0.00 100.472.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 294.9 0.00 551.5-46.52
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,979.4 0.07 4,710.15.72
69 Ceramic products 2,223.6 0.03 2,051.78.38
70 Glass and glassware 2,092.6 0.03 2,268.5-7.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,535.3 0.09 5,594.416.82
72 Iron and steel 11,083.3 0.16 4,790.3131.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,855.8 0.26 24,481.1-27.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,396.3 0.02 2,565.2-45.57
75 Nickel and articles thereof 509.1 0.01 700.4-27.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 34,072.7 0.49 80,606.3-57.73
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.8 0.00 59.0-88.50
79 Zinc and articles thereof 255.8 0.00 228.811.80
80 Tin and articles thereof 86.5 0.00 60.842.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 81.3 0.00 110.9-26.68
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,638.0 0.17 12,023.2-3.20
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,695.6 0.10 6,737.2-0.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 458,430.1 6.57 479,887.2-4.47
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 345,459.6 4.95 285,809.020.87
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 1,191.9 0.02 1,077.010.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 279,885.7 4.01 261,286.97.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 27,308.8 0.39 30,678.2-10.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,084.3 0.09 4,465.936.24
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 97,741.0 1.40 96,345.41.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,343.0 0.02 1,786.6-24.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,083.5 0.06 3,472.117.61
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 4,849.9 0.07 4,523.87.21
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 24,497.7 0.35 19,048.728.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,395.0 0.41 23,333.221.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,470.5 0.19 11,758.814.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 111.0 0.00 194.8-43.05
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 552,220.3 7.92 433,472.027.39

US Imports from Guatemala

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.46% of US total imports from Guatemala (52.80% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 32.39% of US total imports from Guatemala (34.16% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.64% of US total imports from Guatemala (0.78% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.32% of US total imports from Guatemala (5.81% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.25% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.87% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.61% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.58% in 2016).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $123.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $74.4 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $73.6 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $18.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guatemala in 2017 over the 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 $147.2 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $45.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $29.3 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $15.5 million.
US imports from Guatemala in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 228.1 0.01 90.5152.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 27,909.4 0.63 21,855.027.70
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 73.9 0.00 123.5-40.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 182.6 0.00 126.144.79
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 44,372.1 1.01 37,636.517.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 209,842.2 4.77 198,030.85.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,470,305.2 33.43 1,346,905.59.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 346,753.5 7.88 272,377.027.31
10 Cereals 58.1 0.00 60.1-3.39
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 453.1 0.01 319.741.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,420.3 0.56 27,205.9-10.24
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 870.1 0.02 35.32,363.16
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 675.2 0.02 576.217.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,639.5 0.04 1,611.01.77
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,853.6 0.18 10,227.9-23.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 138,889.7 3.16 184,264.5-24.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,344.1 0.03 983.436.69
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,036.3 0.14 5,522.79.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 48,582.5 1.10 47,067.53.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 24,961.2 0.57 22,893.79.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 54,367.9 1.24 54,035.20.62
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 29,132.2 0.66 33,338.7-12.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 77.9 0.00 10.2664.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 142.2 0.00 30.1372.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 98,730.6 2.24 79,991.923.43
29 Organic chemicals 9,063.0 0.21 10,417.2-13.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 499.4 0.01 834.7-40.17
31 Fertilizers 11.2 0.00 9.814.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,501.9 0.08 664.4427.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,900.3 0.09 3,876.50.61
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 7,221.8 0.16 7,100.81.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 29.3 0.00 42.4-30.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 236.2 0.01 970.2-75.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,820.8 0.45 22,704.1-12.70
40 Rubber and articles thereof 26,449.1 0.60 21,181.124.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8.4 0.00 0.32,662.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 31,663.4 0.72 23,295.135.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 37,244.5 0.85 39,154.2-4.88
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 186.0 0.00 166.711.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,969.6 0.04 1,802.59.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 61.9 0.00 350.9-82.35
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 23.0 0.00 18.921.74
52 Cotton 244.3 0.01 132.784.04
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2.2 0.00 23.6-90.78
54 Man-made filaments 8,064.7 0.18 5,355.250.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 782.3 0.02 614.927.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,226.6 0.03 2,047.6-40.10
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,116.9 0.03 1,389.3-19.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 129.7 0.00 75.771.42
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 1,484.4 0.03 1,228.220.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,105,670.2 25.14 1,134,936.4-2.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 272,903.6 6.21 288,430.0-5.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,386.5 0.42 17,822.43.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,396.7 0.30 12,642.15.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,037.8 0.02 706.946.81
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 43.3 0.00 37.017.00
69 Ceramic products 507.4 0.01 343.847.60
70 Glass and glassware 510.1 0.01 538.0-5.18
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 102,093.5 2.32 249,305.1-59.05
72 Iron and steel 85,347.6 1.94 11,760.8625.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,913.6 0.18 6,118.929.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,848.5 0.04 996.685.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,869.1 0.47 13,104.859.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 230.2 0.01 1,319.1-82.55
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35.1 0.00 22.555.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 63.3 0.00 20.6207.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,645.6 0.15 10,010.4-33.61
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 3,881.3 0.09 1,215.8219.24
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 470.3 0.01 298.557.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 124.8 0.00 383.2-67.42
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 7,729.5 0.18 8,182.9-5.54
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.2 0.00 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.8 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 1,233.7 0.03 1,292.0-4.51
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,741.1 0.20 3,631.9140.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,226.7 0.07 3,425.3-5.80
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,638.4 0.06 721.4265.73
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 39,561.0 0.90 34,290.815.37
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce