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Guatemala is currently our 47th largest goods trading partner with $10.9 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2011. Goods exports totaled $6.1 billion; Goods imports totaled $4.7 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guatemala was $1.4 billion in 2011.

Exports

Guatemala was the United States= 39th largest goods export market in 2011.

U.S. goods exports to Guatemala in 2011 were $6.1 billion, up 37.2% ($1.7 billion) from 2010 and up 224% from 2000. U.S. exports to Guatemala are up 117% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2011 were: Mineral Fuel (oil) ($2.0 billion), Special Other (articles donated for relief and low value shipments) ($558 million), Machinery ($497 million), Cereals (corn, and wheat) ($390 million), and Electrical Machinery ($286 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Guatemala totaled $1.0 billion in 2011. Leading categories include: coarse grains ($206 million), wheat ($156 million), soybean meal ($112 million), and poultry meat ($76 million).

Imports

Guatemala was the United States= 47th largest supplier of goods imports in 2011.

U.S. goods imports from Guatemala totaled $4.7 billion in 2011, a 47.6% increase ($1.5 billion) from 2010, and up 81% from 2000. U.S. imports from Guatemala up 50% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The five largest import categories in 2011 were: Knit Apparel ($991 million), Precious Stones (gold and silver) ($934 million), Edible Fruit and Nuts (bananas and cantaloupes) ($802 million), Spices, Coffee and Tea (coffee) ($593 million), and Woven Apparel ($333 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Guatemala totaled $1.9 billion in 2011, the 17th largest U.S. agriculture supplier. Leading categories include bananas and plantains ($625 million), coffee (unroasted) ($577 million), other fresh fruit ($164 million), and rubber and allied products ($88 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guatemala was $1.4 billion in 2011, a 11.4% increase ($146 million) over 2010.

Historical Trade Data Note: FTA entered into force July 1, 2006

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Guatemala (stock) was $1.1 billion in 2011, up 3.4% from 2010.

U.S. direct investment in Guatemala was not available.

Guatemala FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2011.

NOTE: No services trade data with Guatemala is available.