US trade with Honduras in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 31, 2018

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

US Trade with Honduras

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Honduras totaled $2,329.6 million, up 0.55% ($12.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Honduras in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1,268.9 million, up 6.36% ($75.9 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Honduras in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $1,060.7 million, down 5.62% ($63.1 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Honduras in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $208.2 million, a 200.67% increase ($139.0 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Honduras was the US 48th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 46th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2234% of US total trade (down from 0.2409% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Honduras was the US 40th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 41st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3113% of US total exports (down from 0.3150% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Honduras was the US 51st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 49th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1669% of US total imports (down from 0.1928% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Honduras

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 27.23% of US total exports to Honduras (28.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 22.04% of US total exports to Honduras (18.17% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.28% of US total exports to Honduras (18.33% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.70% of US total exports to Honduras (14.41% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.45% of US total exports to Honduras (7.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.50% of US total exports to Honduras (2.67% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.11% of US total exports to Honduras (1.20% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Honduras 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 $63.2 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $12.7 million;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $10.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9.6 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 $7.8 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $5.8 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $5.6 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4.0 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $20.7 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $12.9 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $8.1 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.7 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4.5 million.
US exports to Honduras 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 1,512.8 0.12 1,409.47.33
02 Meat and edible meat offal 23,838.1 1.88 21,058.113.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 448.2 0.04 404.410.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,561.8 0.75 6,111.556.46
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 648.1 0.05 675.5-4.06
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 13.0 0.00 19.0-31.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,857.5 0.15 1,299.942.90
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,985.9 0.63 7,425.27.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 209.9 0.02 336.0-37.53
10 Cereals 41,713.3 3.29 62,418.4-33.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 269.3 0.02 390.1-30.97
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,155.3 0.17 1,882.214.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,073.2 0.08 856.625.28
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 12.0 0.00 121.8-90.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,041.7 0.63 3,938.6104.17
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,973.2 0.23 4,056.6-26.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 790.3 0.06 2,269.8-65.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,257.2 0.10 2,040.6-38.39
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,737.4 0.37 4,230.211.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,876.3 0.31 2,912.133.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,350.5 0.97 12,134.11.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 9,709.2 0.77 3,864.0151.27
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 25,217.2 1.99 29,676.0-15.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 960.9 0.08 2,426.1-60.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 449.8 0.04 722.9-37.78
26 Ores, slag and ash 5.0 0.00 11.2-55.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 279,173.4 22.00 215,998.329.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,026.5 0.55 5,006.940.34
29 Organic chemicals 4,713.5 0.37 9,509.4-50.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,507.1 0.12 1,016.548.27
31 Fertilizers 3,148.6 0.25 4,341.3-27.47
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,398.7 0.43 6,403.1-15.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,849.3 0.38 5,068.3-4.32
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 2,537.5 0.20 3,091.8-17.93
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,984.1 0.16 2,148.5-7.65
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 44.1 0.00 22.694.91
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 723.6 0.06 552.530.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,305.3 0.97 9,965.823.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 45,909.8 3.62 41,922.09.51
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,439.7 0.35 4,701.2-5.56
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 428.5 0.03 599.0-28.46
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,549.9 0.12 1,411.69.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 24.8 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41,677.4 3.28 28,948.443.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,164.4 0.09 1,528.9-23.85
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 109.4 0.01 183.9-40.48
52 Cotton 147,873.0 11.65 160,776.8-8.03
54 Man-made filaments 13,357.9 1.05 11,158.419.71
55 Man-made staple fibers 86,711.4 6.83 86,917.9-0.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,588.9 0.99 13,420.5-6.20
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 469.2 0.04 144.4224.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,843.4 0.30 4,922.5-21.92
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,048.8 0.08 1,258.0-16.63
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 33,389.8 2.63 23,049.244.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 13,599.5 1.07 13,500.20.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,804.0 0.93 12,561.7-6.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 18,253.5 1.44 12,644.444.36
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,286.1 0.18 2,710.0-15.64
65 Headgear and parts thereof 41.7 0.00 80.3-48.03
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 24.7 0.00 16.648.95
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 79.5 0.01 63.624.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,257.6 0.18 1,600.741.04
69 Ceramic products 446.1 0.04 215.7106.82
70 Glass and glassware 607.2 0.05 535.213.46
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,559.0 0.52 3,925.467.09
72 Iron and steel 12,789.2 1.01 3,174.5302.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,098.0 0.48 3,539.072.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 285.5 0.02 355.1-19.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 77.0-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,314.1 0.18 3,085.9-25.01
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 50.6-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 220.9 0.02 33.4561.45
80 Tin and articles thereof 78.7 0.01 115.4-31.81
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 53.1 0.00 17.2208.06
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,386.6 0.19 2,048.516.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,515.5 0.20 1,873.734.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 70,340.6 5.54 78,488.1-10.38
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 101,458.4 8.00 93,615.48.38
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 89.2 0.01 165.2-45.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 34,413.4 2.71 29,588.216.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 618.2 0.05 1,598.6-61.33
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 488.7 0.04 312.956.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 11,845.2 0.93 14,898.0-20.49
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 181.8 0.01 83.8116.91
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 277.5 0.02 358.9-22.67
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 666.9 0.05 572.116.58
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 3,969.1 0.31 4,708.4-15.70
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,738.2 0.14 2,370.8-26.68
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,176.5 0.25 4,423.5-28.19
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90.8 0.01 2.63,455.07
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 77,177.9 6.08 82,845.7-6.84

US Imports from Honduras

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 58.36% of US total imports from Honduras (59.71% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.69% of US total imports from Honduras (18.18% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.15% of US total imports from Honduras (14.04% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.05% of US total imports from Honduras (3.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

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

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $6.1 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $5.5 million;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $4.3 million.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $44.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $14.7 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 $8.8 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $4.8 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $4.2 million.
US imports from Honduras 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
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,428.4 0.13 0.0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 45,939.9 4.33 39,854.615.27
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 105.3 0.01 109.5-3.84
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 159.1 0.01 317.4-49.88
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 16,274.4 1.53 16,013.01.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 67,843.8 6.40 82,573.9-17.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 17,551.2 1.65 21,734.6-19.25
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 180.1 0.02 86.2109.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29.5 0.00 34.1-13.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 62.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6.7 0.00 0.0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 881.6 0.08 594.248.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,591.7 0.53 1,307.6327.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 210.2 0.02 71.3194.85
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,731.5 0.26 2,042.333.75
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,948.5 1.32 12,761.89.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 197.7 0.02 138.642.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,025.3 0.19 1,691.419.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 496.8 0.05 196.0153.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 22,686.9 2.14 24,692.9-8.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,585.3 0.15 1,518.34.41
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 1,956.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 33.5-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 140.6 0.01 119.118.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 11.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8.9 0.00 37.9-76.51
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 639.5 0.06 483.932.15
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 198.1 0.02 149.232.81
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,160.9 0.49 4,097.925.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.5 0.00 1.838.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 179.4 0.02 75.4138.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,823.6 0.36 6,245.6-38.78
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2.4 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,832.1 0.17 1,586.815.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 310.2 0.03 760.3-59.20
52 Cotton 0.0 0.00 27.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 192.0 0.02 1,344.9-85.72
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,317.2 0.12 1,885.6-30.14
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 137.0 0.01 199.7-31.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 645.2 0.06 872.3-26.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13.8 0.00 41.8-67.11
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 956.2 0.09 280.7240.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 491,684.7 46.36 535,751.3-8.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 115,445.4 10.88 120,215.1-3.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,239.7 0.78 10,240.9-19.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 0.8-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 401.9 0.04 131.5205.52
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 267.9 0.03 1,154.7-76.80
69 Ceramic products 96.9 0.01 259.8-62.72
70 Glass and glassware 15.8 0.00 20.5-22.76
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,325.8 3.05 41,113.3-21.37
72 Iron and steel 612.4 0.06 24.22,427.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,194.7 0.11 1,035.515.37
74 Copper and articles thereof 406.0 0.04 454.9-10.74
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,375.5 0.13 693.298.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,455.0 0.51 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 123.0 0.01 38.8217.18
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.8 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 156.9 0.01 70.0124.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 249.8 0.02 68.5264.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,022.6 0.10 707.244.60
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 141,169.6 13.31 139,870.00.93
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 18,136.5 1.71 16,894.37.35
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 9.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 328.1 0.03 311.35.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 14.8 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 5,608.3 0.53 4,261.331.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,461.2 0.14 2,437.2-40.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,808.2 0.36 3,919.0-2.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 20.9-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 15,611.1 1.47 18,046.2-13.49
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce