US trade (export - import) with Honduras in 2017

Published or Updated: May 31, 2018

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

US Trade with Honduras

In 2017, US trade with Honduras totaled $9,902.2 million, up 1.91% ($185.3 million) from 2016.

US exports to Honduras in 2017 totaled $5,082.6 million, up 4.89% ($236.9 million) from 2016.

US imports from Honduras in 2017 were $4,819.6 million, down 1.06% ($51.6 million) from 2016.

US trade balance with Honduras went from a deficit of $25.5 million in 2016, to a surplus of $263.0 million in 2017.

Honduras was the US 47th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 45th in 2016), accounting for 0.2504% of US total trade (down from 0.2624% in 2016).

Honduras was the US 41st largest export market in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.3287% of US total exports (down from 0.3335% in 2016).

Honduras was the US 49th largest supplier in 2017 (down from 44th in 2016), accounting for 0.2001% of US total imports (down from 0.2165% in 2016).

US Exports to Honduras

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 29.83% of US total exports to Honduras (30.44% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.21% of US total exports to Honduras (18.50% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.53% of US total exports to Honduras (16.75% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.66% of US total exports to Honduras (13.46% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.69% of US total exports to Honduras (8.17% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.04% of US total exports to Honduras (2.65% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.56% of US total exports to Honduras (1.06% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Honduras 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 $182.7 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 $56.0 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $27.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $20.0 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $19.6 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $17.0 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $16.6 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $16.5 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $74.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $47.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $20.1 million.
US exports to Honduras 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 5,219.0 0.10 5,695.1-8.36
02 Meat and edible meat offal 81,037.1 1.59 72,691.111.48
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,934.4 0.04 1,775.58.95
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22,748.1 0.45 14,336.458.67
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,437.5 0.05 2,519.6-3.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 46.4 0.00 43.46.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,847.4 0.13 5,829.817.45
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,916.1 0.29 12,743.717.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 816.2 0.02 1,012.8-19.42
10 Cereals 179,445.4 3.53 254,167.1-29.40
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,368.5 0.03 1,279.66.95
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,167.6 0.48 18,441.531.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,403.9 0.09 3,901.412.88
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 88.9 0.00 209.9-57.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 21,636.1 0.43 21,919.7-1.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,187.2 0.20 11,757.5-13.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,011.4 0.06 5,641.0-46.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,628.3 0.11 8,374.5-32.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18,254.9 0.36 17,481.34.43
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 16,463.4 0.32 15,153.08.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 41,467.9 0.82 54,177.9-23.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,214.9 0.42 12,235.173.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 103,016.3 2.03 106,277.4-3.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,421.5 0.13 4,481.143.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,142.9 0.04 2,876.6-25.51
26 Ores, slag and ash 57.3 0.00 188.2-69.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,076,052.3 21.17 893,312.420.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 34,548.5 0.68 26,749.229.16
29 Organic chemicals 18,704.6 0.37 22,140.0-15.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,009.4 0.10 5,968.7-16.07
31 Fertilizers 32,333.2 0.64 34,831.5-7.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,651.5 0.39 24,334.6-19.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,759.0 0.37 18,654.20.56
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 11,244.3 0.22 12,442.1-9.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,318.6 0.14 8,507.7-13.98
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 180.5 0.00 167.77.63
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,527.3 0.05 4,291.4-41.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 44,329.1 0.87 40,081.410.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 177,934.7 3.50 171,969.03.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,311.1 0.36 25,658.5-28.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.1 0.00 38.9-91.92
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,345.9 0.03 2,050.8-34.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30.4 0.00 40.2-24.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,019.2 0.10 5,501.8-8.77
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 47.7 0.00 38.324.37
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 83.3 0.00 708.9-88.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 144,271.0 2.84 117,030.423.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,864.3 0.10 5,348.1-9.05
50 Silk 34.8 0.00 186.2-81.32
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 327.5 0.01 206.058.94
52 Cotton 686,834.6 13.51 677,036.11.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 261.8 0.01 170.153.90
54 Man-made filaments 52,869.8 1.04 52,771.90.19
55 Man-made staple fibers 388,293.3 7.64 377,546.02.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 50,667.2 1.00 53,679.3-5.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,114.5 0.02 826.634.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 16,855.9 0.33 22,382.5-24.69
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,225.0 0.08 5,399.4-21.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 123,262.3 2.43 106,761.515.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 65,854.3 1.30 49,240.733.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 53,199.6 1.05 73,261.6-27.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 63,535.0 1.25 46,488.936.67
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 7,698.9 0.15 8,281.0-7.03
65 Headgear and parts thereof 803.0 0.02 265.9202.05
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 103.4 0.00 85.820.44
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 194.0 0.00 387.7-49.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6,619.4 0.13 9,160.3-27.74
69 Ceramic products 1,438.5 0.03 2,632.4-45.36
70 Glass and glassware 2,204.2 0.04 3,296.5-33.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 13,703.4 0.27 9,792.639.94
72 Iron and steel 25,273.1 0.50 5,687.9344.33
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,929.5 0.45 13,765.366.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,466.6 0.03 943.455.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 84.8 0.00 177.0-52.08
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,790.9 0.19 11,564.9-15.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 75.6 0.00 606.2-87.53
79 Zinc and articles thereof 490.2 0.01 119.9308.89
80 Tin and articles thereof 191.8 0.00 353.6-45.76
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 123.0 0.00 82.948.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,848.8 0.19 9,197.47.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,233.9 0.18 8,624.67.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 268,632.9 5.29 273,825.3-1.90
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 429,628.0 8.45 373,636.114.99
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 562.1 0.01 1,031.8-45.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 134,528.4 2.65 114,568.717.42
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,753.6 0.13 5,676.018.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,153.7 0.02 877.231.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49,856.3 0.98 42,209.218.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 900.8 0.02 837.17.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,143.9 0.02 1,208.6-5.35
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,775.0 0.07 3,078.122.64
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 16,141.6 0.32 18,325.3-11.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,114.3 0.12 7,369.8-17.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 13,312.2 0.26 17,030.4-21.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 217.0 0.00 218.0-0.47
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 312,732.8 6.15 359,790.4-13.08

US Imports from Honduras

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 55.02% of US total imports from Honduras (56.17% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.26% of US total imports from Honduras (22.49% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.14% of US total imports from Honduras (13.44% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.34% of US total imports from Honduras (3.53% in 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $52.7 million.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $66.0 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) - a decrease of $21.1 million.
US imports from Honduras 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,821.3 0.06 135.91,975.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 138,642.1 2.88 137,453.00.87
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 669.9 0.01 961.9-30.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 952.6 0.02 1,093.8-12.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 67,581.5 1.40 62,736.87.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 452,044.6 9.38 447,168.51.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 300,566.5 6.24 247,909.421.24
10 Cereals 15.3 0.00 21.7-29.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 217.5 0.00 201.67.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 921.6 0.02 452.3103.75
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12.8 0.00 68.2-81.30
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16.3 0.00 57.1-71.48
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,286.6 0.05 1,679.836.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36,989.2 0.77 32,824.012.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 294.2 0.01 244.120.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,073.1 0.23 7,411.949.40
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 54,245.6 1.13 52,307.93.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,093.0 0.08 5,787.7-29.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,928.2 0.16 7,764.32.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,921.6 0.04 708.3171.29
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 85,863.4 1.78 88,727.2-3.23
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,219.2 0.13 11,771.6-47.17
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 1,956.8-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13.5 0.00 660.2-97.96
29 Organic chemicals 6.7 0.00 33.5-79.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 601.1 0.01 583.62.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 23.3 0.00 57.3-59.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 62.5 0.00 88.7-29.52
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 2,187.5 0.05 1,995.19.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 25.7 0.00 11.2129.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,637.3 0.05 1,216.1116.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 20,033.9 0.42 19,736.21.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14.9 0.00 158.9-90.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.5 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 603.5 0.01 600.30.53
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,684.7 0.37 24,173.1-26.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.4 0.00 2.34.34
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,015.1 0.15 6,796.83.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,094.5 0.06 3,923.9-21.14
52 Cotton 78.0 0.00 82.2-5.09
54 Man-made filaments 799.5 0.02 1,851.1-56.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,730.0 0.10 7,500.0-36.93
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 579.3 0.01 902.3-35.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,370.9 0.07 3,913.4-13.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 19.4 0.00 102.3-81.07
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 4,767.9 0.10 596.9698.74
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,122,548.1 44.04 2,188,591.6-3.02
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 478,618.3 9.93 492,380.8-2.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 35,256.4 0.73 39,405.7-10.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.0 0.00 6.0-65.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,210.4 0.03 1,070.713.04
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 0.6-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,701.1 0.04 3,043.8-44.11
69 Ceramic products 425.2 0.01 1,185.5-64.13
70 Glass and glassware 42.4 0.00 63.9-33.57
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 160,823.2 3.34 172,160.9-6.59
72 Iron and steel 757.8 0.02 207.3265.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,940.8 0.12 3,898.952.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,663.0 0.03 1,580.15.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,419.6 0.13 1,459.3339.90
78 Lead and articles thereof 9,473.9 0.20 95.69,809.42
79 Zinc and articles thereof 254.9 0.01 90.1182.87
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 15.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 908.6 0.02 652.439.28
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 472.9 0.01 440.07.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,944.4 0.08 4,155.0-5.07
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 561,614.7 11.65 582,732.1-3.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 66,436.5 1.38 66,335.60.15
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6.4 0.00 11.9-46.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,153.5 0.02 1,284.1-10.17
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17.2 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 22,135.3 0.46 15,880.839.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,831.1 0.12 11,933.9-51.14
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,383.9 0.34 18,761.8-12.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 43.0 0.00 98.3-56.24
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 71,807.2 1.49 79,261.5-9.40
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce