US trade with Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 31, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Guatemala

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Guatemala totaled $2,768.9 million, up 11.10% ($276.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1,817.6 million, up 24.22% ($354.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $951.3 million, down 7.56% ($77.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $866.3 million, a 99.53% increase ($432.1 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Guatemala was the US 45th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 44th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2655% of US total trade (up from 0.2592% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 36th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 38th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4460% of US total exports (up from 0.3863% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 53rd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 52nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1497% of US total imports (down from 0.1765% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Guatemala

The major share of US exports to Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.75% of US total exports to Guatemala (29.52% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.12% of US total exports to Guatemala (20.15% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.03% of US total exports to Guatemala (17.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.98% of US total exports to Guatemala (10.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.54% of US total exports to Guatemala (6.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.47% of US total exports to Guatemala (3.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.58% of US total exports to Guatemala (2.05% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $218.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $36.9 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) - an increase of $27.9 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $24.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $14.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $12.3 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $9.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8.3 million;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $6.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $9.5 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $7.7 million.
US exports to Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 2,106.3 0.12 2,369.1-11.09
02 Meat and edible meat offal 54,389.6 2.99 42,107.629.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,812.0 0.10 1,401.429.30
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,986.5 0.55 9,213.08.40
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,980.9 0.11 521.2280.08
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 135.6 0.01 195.2-30.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,460.5 0.14 1,245.197.62
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 15,896.9 0.87 14,549.19.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 616.1 0.03 499.723.29
10 Cereals 64,411.1 3.54 69,481.8-7.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 783.3 0.04 1,716.5-54.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,944.6 0.38 3,680.788.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 67.5 0.00 505.8-86.66
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4.5 0.00 22.4-79.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,348.6 1.01 9,019.4103.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,311.0 0.40 6,815.97.26
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,663.4 0.20 3,044.320.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,432.4 0.30 6,750.8-19.53
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,516.9 0.41 7,037.96.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 10,450.5 0.57 9,082.915.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 16,046.1 0.88 17,621.8-8.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,976.6 0.33 5,707.84.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 36,353.2 2.00 36,696.2-0.93
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 443.5 0.02 38.01,068.70
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,690.0 0.09 1,866.1-9.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 36.0 0.00 7.3394.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 648,051.8 35.65 430,058.350.69
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,511.7 0.74 14,687.1-8.00
29 Organic chemicals 12,381.3 0.68 11,570.47.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,118.6 0.28 3,430.849.20
31 Fertilizers 1,970.1 0.11 3,274.5-39.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,744.2 0.48 8,800.2-0.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,279.4 0.62 10,589.46.52
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 4,623.8 0.25 6,521.8-29.10
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,985.0 0.22 3,772.55.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6.6 0.00 4.160.60
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,467.8 0.08 1,341.29.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,797.5 0.70 12,103.15.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 64,201.9 3.53 69,018.1-6.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,981.2 0.27 4,832.13.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,139.6 0.06 671.469.73
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 68.5 0.00 229.9-70.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,675.9 0.15 2,013.732.88
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 6.4 0.00 7.1-10.23
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,514.9 0.08 1,783.1-15.04
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 75,397.3 4.15 51,072.347.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,610.5 0.09 1,577.92.07
50 Silk 12.9 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 27,515.1 1.51 26,576.73.53
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 67.9 0.00 178.3-61.94
54 Man-made filaments 10,837.5 0.60 4,067.0166.47
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,420.5 0.13 3,937.5-38.53
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 876.3 0.05 238.7267.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 652.9 0.04 677.4-3.61
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,362.2 0.18 2,599.929.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 759.9 0.04 757.90.27
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 15,862.0 0.87 25,395.5-37.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,057.2 0.44 5,326.851.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,661.5 0.20 2,676.236.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,131.8 1.33 21,570.711.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,237.9 0.12 2,684.2-16.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 216.5 0.01 200.87.81
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 40.9 0.00 12.2236.11
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 51.1 0.00 57.5-11.28
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,058.5 0.06 1,556.4-31.99
69 Ceramic products 496.2 0.03 615.1-19.33
70 Glass and glassware 385.0 0.02 447.4-13.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,234.7 0.12 1,421.357.23
72 Iron and steel 8,946.0 0.49 673.71,227.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,162.2 0.23 6,778.9-38.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 116.5 0.01 524.5-77.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 107.6 0.01 74.344.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,941.1 0.55 17,620.0-43.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 37.1-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 72.9 0.00 25.6185.06
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 22.9-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15.8 0.00 34.7-54.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,360.6 0.18 2,575.030.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,948.8 0.11 1,620.520.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 125,357.7 6.90 112,226.411.70
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 108,186.5 5.95 80,298.534.73
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 276.1 0.02 359.7-23.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 84,026.9 4.62 69,292.721.26
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 9,271.9 0.51 9,332.7-0.65
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 667.0 0.04 400.466.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 19,760.7 1.09 22,996.8-14.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 540.3 0.03 518.64.20
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,330.0 0.07 777.371.10
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 1,170.7 0.06 1,821.6-35.73
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 6,491.1 0.36 6,579.0-1.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,507.1 0.58 9,846.76.71
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,379.9 0.19 3,585.6-5.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32.6 0.00 38.9-16.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 162,581.6 8.94 125,645.229.40

US Imports from Guatemala

The major share of US imports from Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.95% of US total imports from Guatemala (53.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 34.89% of US total imports from Guatemala (32.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.98% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.06% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.79% of US total imports from Guatemala (2.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.12% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.93% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.11% of US total imports from Guatemala (0.84% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.43% of US total imports from Guatemala (5.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $24.9 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $3.9 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $54.1 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $40.1 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $5.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3.9 million.
US imports from Guatemala in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 158.7 0.02 80.297.91
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 5,599.7 0.59 5,985.2-6.44
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 65.8 0.01 64.42.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 48.0 0.01 24.992.48
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10,023.7 1.05 8,051.724.49
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 58,514.2 6.15 58,547.3-0.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 346,495.4 36.42 347,498.9-0.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 26,580.6 2.79 29,001.7-8.35
10 Cereals 19.7 0.00 11.275.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 187.5 0.02 106.076.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,423.1 0.68 7,744.1-17.06
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 485.4 0.05 0.0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 173.4 0.02 107.860.77
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 280.5 0.03 165.469.59
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,493.9 0.26 2,638.2-5.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,179.2 0.65 46,293.7-86.65
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 233.3 0.02 250.6-6.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,711.7 0.18 1,587.57.83
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,151.5 1.38 13,089.50.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,745.4 0.92 6,118.442.94
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 15,988.1 1.68 17,103.7-6.52
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,712.5 1.02 7,442.430.50
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3.4 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,656.5 1.12 19,883.4-46.41
29 Organic chemicals 1,410.8 0.15 5,294.9-73.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 81.4 0.01 139.2-41.53
31 Fertilizers 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 329.1 0.03 322.32.11
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,088.4 0.11 1,440.2-24.43
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 1,453.9 0.15 1,918.8-24.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 17.7 0.00 17.41.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 22.3 0.00 71.6-68.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,804.6 0.51 6,111.5-21.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,787.1 0.82 7,378.65.54
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) 8,009.7 0.84 4,083.596.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,184.6 1.07 8,149.624.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 28.5 0.00 54.1-47.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 332.6 0.03 422.1-21.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14.4 0.00 60.7-76.23
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
52 Cotton 29.0 0.00 21.237.32
54 Man-made filaments 2,606.7 0.27 1,101.1136.73
55 Man-made staple fibers 232.0 0.02 120.093.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 384.6 0.04 148.9158.28
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 285.3 0.03 476.1-40.08
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 39.4 0.00 10.5275.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 266.1 0.03 435.4-38.89
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 257,256.9 27.04 262,533.3-2.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 63,554.9 6.68 63,705.6-0.24
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,249.0 0.45 4,318.0-1.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,809.7 0.30 4,092.5-31.35
65 Headgear and parts thereof 233.7 0.02 179.430.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14.1 0.00 0.0
69 Ceramic products 90.6 0.01 132.1-31.42
70 Glass and glassware 124.5 0.01 59.0110.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,064.1 0.43 58,203.9-93.02
72 Iron and steel 28,798.6 3.03 3,923.3634.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,639.4 0.28 1,354.294.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 567.3 0.06 188.3201.29
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,876.6 0.62 4,079.144.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1,319.1-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5.1 0.00 2.882.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.2 0.00 7.6-70.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,986.8 0.21 2,004.3-0.87
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 1,429.6 0.15 228.3526.19
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 28.0 0.00 65.8-57.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 8.0 0.00 135.4-94.12
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,937.7 0.20 1,918.60.99
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 467.7 0.05 278.967.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,456.5 0.26 594.4313.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 433.5 0.05 855.6-49.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47.8 0.01 208.2-77.03
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,889.8 0.93 9,132.6-2.66
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce