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Honduras FlagU.S.-Honduras Trade Facts

Honduras is currently our 48th largest goods trading partner with $9.8 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $5.3 billion; Goods imports totaled $4.5 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Honduras was $735 million in 2013.

Exports

Honduras was the United States' 42nd largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Honduras in 2013 were $5.3 billion, down 7.8% ($444 million) from 2012, but up 87% from 2003. U.S. exports to Honduras are up 62% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Mineral Fuel (oil) ($1.4 billion), Cotton, Yarn and Fabric ($609 million), Electrical Machinery ($438 million), Special Other (low value shipments) ($350 million), and Manmade Staple Fibers ($333 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Honduras totaled $576 million in 2013. Leading categories include: soybean meal ($91 million), wheat ($80 million), corn ($65 million), and pork and pork products ($53 million). 

Imports

Honduras was the United States' 51st largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Honduras totaled $4.5 billion in 2013, a 2.3% decrease ($105 million) from 2012, but up 37% from 2003.  U.S. imports from Honduras are up 21% from 2005 (Pre-FTA).

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Knit Apparel ($2.1 billion), Electrical Machinery ($617 million), Woven Apparel ($523 million), Edible Fruit and Nuts (mostly bananas) ($280 million), and Precious Stones (gold) ($199 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Honduras totaled $572 million in 2013. Leading categories include: bananas and plantains ($222 million), coffee (unroasted) ($159 million), and fresh fruit ($57 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Honduras was $735 million in 2013, a 31.6% decrease ($340 million) over 2012.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Honduras (stock) was $881 million in 2012 (latest data available), up 7.3% from 2011.

The distribution of U.S. direct investment in Honduras was primarily in the manufacturing sector.

Honduras FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2012. It was $7 million in 2010.


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

4/29/14