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Honduras FlagU.S.-Honduras Trade Facts

Honduras is currently our 42nd largest goods trading partner with $10.0 billion in total (two way) goods trade during 2015. Goods exports totaled $5.2 billion; goods imports totaled $4.8 billion. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Honduras was $480 million in 2015.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Honduras supported an estimated 27 thousand jobs in 2014 (latest data available).

Exports

  • Honduras was the United States' 42nd largest goods export market in 2015.
     
  • U.S. goods exports to Honduras in 2015 were $5.2 billion, down 12% ($722 million) from 2014 but up 61% from 2005. U.S. exports to Honduras are up 61.0% from 2005 (pre-FTA).
     
  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: mineral fuels ($1.1 billion), cotton ($670 million), special other (low value estimates, articles donated for relief) ($434 million), electrical machinery ($423 million), and manmade staple fibers ($405 million).
     
  • U.S. exports of agricultural products to Honduras totaled $592 million in 2015, our 37th largest agricultural export market. Leading categories include: soybean meal ($91 million), corn ($78 million), rice ($69 million), wheat ($55 million), and pork & pork products ($44 million).

Imports

  • Honduras was the United States' 42nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2015.
     
  • U.S. goods imports from Honduras totaled $4.8 billion in 2015, up 2.5% ($115 million) from 2014, and up 27% from 2005. U.S. imports from Honduras are up 26.9% from 2005 (pre-FTA). U.S. imports from Honduras are up 26.9% from 2005 (pre-FTA).
     
  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2015 were: knit apparel ($2.3 billion), electrical machinery ($591 million), woven apparel ($486 million), edible fruit & nuts (bananas) ($304 million), and coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($217 million).
     
  • U.S. imports of agricultural products from Honduras totaled $668 million in 2015, our 33rd largest supplier of agricultural imports. Leading categories include: bananas and plantains ($243 million), coffee, unroasted ($213 million), other fresh fruit ($60 million), fresh vegetables ($37 million), and processed fruit & vegetables ($33 million).

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Honduras was $480 million in 2015, a 63.6% decrease ($838 million) over 2014.

Investment

  • U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Honduras (stock) was $754 million in 2014 (latest data available), a 2.3% decrease from 2013. U.S. direct investment in Honduras is led by manufacturing, finance/insurance, and wholesale trade.
     
  • No data on Honduras's FDI in the U.S. are available.
     
  • Sales of services in Honduras by majority U.S.-owned affiliates were $512 million in 2013 (latest data available).

NOTE: No services trade data with Honduras are available.
 

4/14/2016