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Guatemala FlagU.S.-Guatemala Trade Facts

Guatemala is currently our 49th largest goods trading partner with $9.7 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $5.5 billion; Goods imports totaled $4.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guatemala was $1.4 billion in 2013.

Exports

Guatemala was the United States' 41st largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Guatemala in 2013 were $5.5 billion, down 3.9% ($227 million) from 2012 but up 144% from 2003. U.S. exports to Guatemala are up 95% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Mineral Fuel (oil) ($1.4 billion), Machinery ($524 million), Special Other (articles donated for relief and low value shipments) ($459 million), Electrical Machinery ($357 million), and Plastic ($282 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Guatemala totaled $946 million in 2013.  Leading categories include: soybean meal ($166 million), wheat ($150 million), poultry meat ($105 million), and coarse grains ($92 million).

Imports

Guatemala was the United States' 53rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Guatemala totaled $4.2 billion in 2013, a 7.2% decrease ($323 million) from 2012, but up 41% from 2003. U.S. imports from Guatemala up 33% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Knit Apparel ($988 million), Edible Fruit and Nuts (bananas and cantaloupes) ($941 million), Precious Stones (gold) ($471 million), Spices, Coffee and Tea (coffee) ($420 million), and Woven Apparel ($330 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Guatemala totaled $1.8 billion in 2013, the 16th largest U.S. agriculture supplier. Leading categories include bananas and plantains ($729 million), coffee (unroasted) ($411 million), fresh fruit (excluding bananas) ($182 million), and processed fruit and vegetables ($108 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guatemala was $1.4 billion in 2013, a 7.6% increase ($96 million) over 2012.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Guatemala (stock) was not available in 2012. 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 in 2012.


*NOTE: No services trade data with Guatemala is available.

4/29/14