US trade with Honduras in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 31, 2018

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

US Trade with Honduras

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Honduras totaled $7,572.7 million, up 2.33% ($172.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Honduras in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $3,813.7 million, up 4.41% ($161.0 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Honduras in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $3,759.0 million, up 0.31% ($11.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade balance with Honduras went from a deficit of $94.7 million in the first nine months of 2016, to a surplus of $54.7 million in the first nine months of 2017.

Honduras was the US 46th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 44th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.2601% of US total trade (down from 0.2824% in the first nine months of 2016).

Honduras was the US 42nd largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 41st in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.3350% of US total exports (down from 0.3454% in the first nine months of 2016).

Honduras was the US 46th largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 43rd in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.2120% of US total imports (down from 0.2398% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Honduras

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 30.70% of US total exports to Honduras (30.98% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.94% of US total exports to Honduras (18.61% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.62% of US total exports to Honduras (16.24% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.32% of US total exports to Honduras (13.15% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.77% of US total exports to Honduras (8.27% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.88% of US total exports to Honduras (2.65% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.38% of US total exports to Honduras (1.01% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Honduras in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $119.6 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 $48.1 million;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $22.7 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $16.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $15.1 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $14.5 million.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $54.0 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $41.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $19.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $12.9 million.
US exports to Honduras in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3,706.2 0.10 4,285.7-13.52
02 Meat and edible meat offal 57,199.0 1.50 51,633.010.78
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,486.2 0.04 1,371.18.39
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,186.3 0.35 8,224.960.32
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,789.4 0.05 1,844.1-2.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 33.4 0.00 24.436.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,989.8 0.13 4,529.910.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,930.2 0.18 5,318.630.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 606.3 0.02 676.9-10.42
10 Cereals 137,732.1 3.61 191,748.7-28.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,099.2 0.03 889.523.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,012.3 0.58 16,559.432.93
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,330.7 0.09 3,044.89.39
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 76.8 0.00 88.1-12.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13,594.4 0.36 17,981.1-24.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,214.0 0.19 7,701.0-6.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,221.1 0.06 3,371.2-34.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,371.1 0.11 6,333.8-30.99
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,517.5 0.35 13,251.12.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 12,587.2 0.33 12,240.92.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 29,117.4 0.76 42,043.8-30.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,505.7 0.30 8,371.137.45
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 77,799.1 2.04 76,601.51.56
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,460.5 0.14 2,055.0165.72
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,693.1 0.04 2,153.7-21.39
26 Ores, slag and ash 52.3 0.00 177.1-70.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 796,878.9 20.90 677,314.117.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 27,522.0 0.72 21,742.326.58
29 Organic chemicals 13,991.1 0.37 12,630.610.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,502.3 0.09 4,952.2-29.28
31 Fertilizers 29,184.6 0.77 30,490.2-4.28
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,252.8 0.37 17,931.5-20.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,909.7 0.36 13,585.92.38
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 8,706.8 0.23 9,350.3-6.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,334.5 0.14 6,359.2-16.11
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 136.4 0.00 145.1-5.97
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,803.7 0.05 3,738.9-51.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,023.8 0.84 30,115.66.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 132,024.9 3.46 130,047.01.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,871.3 0.36 20,957.4-33.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.1 0.00 35.9-91.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 917.4 0.02 1,451.8-36.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 30.4 0.00 32.0-5.07
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,469.2 0.09 4,090.2-15.18
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 22.9 0.00 38.3-40.22
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 102,593.6 2.69 88,082.016.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,699.9 0.10 3,819.1-3.12
50 Silk 34.8 0.00 186.2-81.32
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 218.1 0.01 22.2883.85
52 Cotton 538,961.6 14.13 516,259.34.40
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 261.8 0.01 170.153.90
54 Man-made filaments 39,511.9 1.04 41,613.5-5.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 301,581.9 7.91 290,628.13.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38,078.3 1.00 40,258.8-5.42
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 645.3 0.02 682.2-5.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13,012.5 0.34 17,460.0-25.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,176.2 0.08 4,141.4-23.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 89,872.5 2.36 83,712.27.36
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 52,254.9 1.37 35,740.546.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 41,395.6 1.09 60,699.8-31.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 45,281.5 1.19 33,844.533.79
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,412.8 0.14 5,571.0-2.84
65 Headgear and parts thereof 761.3 0.02 185.6310.28
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 78.7 0.00 69.313.62
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 114.5 0.00 324.0-64.66
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,361.7 0.11 7,559.6-42.30
69 Ceramic products 992.3 0.03 2,416.7-58.94
70 Glass and glassware 1,596.9 0.04 2,761.3-42.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,144.4 0.19 5,867.121.77
72 Iron and steel 12,483.9 0.33 2,513.3396.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,831.5 0.44 10,226.364.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,181.1 0.03 588.2100.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 84.8 0.00 100.0-15.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,476.8 0.20 8,479.0-11.82
78 Lead and articles thereof 75.6 0.00 555.6-86.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 269.3 0.01 86.5211.38
80 Tin and articles thereof 113.1 0.00 238.2-52.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 69.9 0.00 65.76.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,462.2 0.20 7,148.94.38
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,718.4 0.18 6,750.9-0.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 198,292.3 5.20 195,337.21.51
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 328,169.6 8.60 280,020.717.19
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 472.9 0.01 866.7-45.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 100,115.0 2.63 84,980.517.81
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6,135.4 0.16 4,077.450.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 665.0 0.02 564.317.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38,011.1 1.00 27,311.239.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 719.0 0.02 753.2-4.55
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 866.4 0.02 849.71.96
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,108.1 0.08 2,506.124.02
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 12,172.5 0.32 13,616.9-10.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,376.0 0.11 4,999.0-12.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,135.7 0.27 12,606.9-19.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 126.2 0.00 215.4-41.41
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 235,554.8 6.18 276,944.7-14.95

US Imports from Honduras

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

  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 54.08% of US total imports from Honduras (55.11% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 25.83% of US total imports from Honduras (23.79% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.57% of US total imports from Honduras (13.26% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 3.42% of US total imports from Honduras (3.50% in the first nine months of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $56.8 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $19.6 million.

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

  • 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 $22.4 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $22.0 million.
US imports from Honduras in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,392.9 0.04 135.9924.78
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 92,702.2 2.47 97,598.4-5.02
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 564.6 0.02 852.5-33.76
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 793.5 0.02 776.32.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 51,307.2 1.36 46,723.89.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 384,200.8 10.22 364,594.65.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 283,015.4 7.53 226,174.925.13
10 Cereals 15.3 0.00 21.7-29.63
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 37.4 0.00 115.4-67.63
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 892.1 0.02 418.2113.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12.8 0.00 5.5131.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9.6 0.00 57.1-83.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,405.1 0.04 1,085.729.42
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,397.4 0.84 31,516.4-0.38
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 84.0 0.00 172.8-51.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,341.6 0.22 5,369.655.35
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 40,297.1 1.07 39,546.11.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,895.3 0.10 5,649.1-31.05
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,902.9 0.16 6,072.9-2.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,424.8 0.04 512.4178.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 63,176.5 1.68 64,034.3-1.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,634.0 0.12 10,253.3-54.81
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 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 460.5 0.01 464.5-0.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 23.3 0.00 45.8-49.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 53.6 0.00 50.85.53
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 1,548.0 0.04 1,511.22.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 25.7 0.00 8.5204.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,439.1 0.06 1,066.9128.61
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,873.0 0.40 15,638.4-4.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12.5 0.00 157.1-92.05
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) 424.1 0.01 524.9-19.21
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,861.1 0.37 17,927.4-22.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,183.0 0.14 5,210.1-0.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,784.3 0.07 3,163.6-11.99
52 Cotton 78.0 0.00 54.642.78
54 Man-made filaments 607.5 0.02 506.319.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,412.8 0.09 5,614.4-39.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 442.3 0.01 702.6-37.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,725.8 0.07 3,041.0-10.37
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5.6 0.00 60.5-90.73
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,811.7 0.10 316.31,105.25
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,630,863.4 43.39 1,652,840.4-1.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 363,172.9 9.66 372,165.6-2.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27,016.8 0.72 29,164.8-7.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2.0 0.00 5.2-60.45
65 Headgear and parts thereof 808.5 0.02 939.2-13.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,433.2 0.04 1,889.1-24.13
69 Ceramic products 328.4 0.01 925.7-64.53
70 Glass and glassware 26.6 0.00 43.4-38.69
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 128,497.3 3.42 131,047.6-1.95
72 Iron and steel 145.4 0.00 183.1-20.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,746.1 0.13 2,863.465.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,257.0 0.03 1,125.311.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,044.1 0.13 766.1558.39
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,018.9 0.11 95.64,103.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 131.9 0.00 51.3156.95
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.2 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 751.7 0.02 582.429.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 223.1 0.01 371.4-39.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,921.8 0.08 3,447.9-15.26
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 420,445.1 11.19 442,862.0-5.06
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 48,300.0 1.28 49,441.3-2.31
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 6.4 0.00 2.6141.69
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 825.4 0.02 972.8-15.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2.3 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 16,526.9 0.44 11,619.542.23
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,369.9 0.12 9,496.7-53.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,575.7 0.33 14,842.8-15.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 43.0 0.00 77.4-44.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 56,196.1 1.49 61,215.3-8.20
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce