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Guatemala is currently our 43rd largest goods trading partner with $10.0 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $5.9 billion; goods imports totaled $4.1 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guatemala was $1.7 billion in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Guatemala supported an estimated 24 thousand jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Guatemala was the United States' 40th largest goods export market in 2015.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Guatemala in 2015 were $5.9 billion, down 1.7% ($100 million) from 2014 but up 107% from 2005. U.S. exports to Guatemala are up 107% from 2005 (pre-FTA).
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: mineral fuels ($1.6 billion), machinery ($522 million), special other (articles donatedfor relief) ($513 million), electrical machinery ($339 million), and cereals (corn, wheat) ($324 million).
     
  • U.S. exports of agricultural products to Guatemala totaled $1.1 billion in 2015, our 23rd largest agricultural export market. Leading categories include: corn ($149 million), soybean meal ($148 million), wheat ($139 million), poultry ($104 million), and cotton ($54 million).

Imports

  • Guatemala was the United States' 52nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Guatemala totaled $4.1 billion in 2015, down 2.3% ($97 million) from 2014, but up 31% from 2005. U.S. imports from Guatemala are up 31.3% from 2005 (pre-FTA). U.S. imports from Guatemala are up 31.3% from 2005 (pre-FTA).
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: knit apparel ($1.1 billion), edible fruit & nuts (bananas, cantaloupes) ($1.1 billion), coffee, tea & spice (coffee )($333 million), precious metal and stone (gold) ($325 million), and woven apparel ($297 million).
     
  • U.S. imports of agricultural products from Guatemala totaled $1.9 billion in 2015, our 16th largest supplier of agricultural imports. Leading categories include: bananas and plantains ($804 million), coffee, unroasted ($324 million), other fresh fruit ($238 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($120 million), and fresh vegetables ($113 million).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Guatemala was $1.7 billion in 2015, a 0.2% decrease ($3 million) over 2014.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Guatemala (stock) was $1.2 billion in 2014 (latest data available), a 5.0% increase from 2013. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Guatemala.
     
  • No data on Guatemala's FDI in the U.S. are available.

NOTE: No services trade data with Guatemala are available.


4/14/2016