Exporter Rank

84 / 127

Importer Rank

76 / 127

Trade Balance Rank

100 / 127

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2019) $5,943,316,474
Total Imports (2019) $12,017,559,344
Trade Balance (2019) ($6,074,242,870)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2020) [2] 25.53%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2020) [2] 43.9%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
United States $2,509,797,986
Guatemala $948,255,376
Honduras $945,688,418
Nicaragua $396,991,906
Costa Rica $267,319,215
Mexico $150,626,151
Panama $122,098,396
Dominican Republic $105,031,329
Canada $64,373,609
China $51,865,039

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
United States $3,654,869,726
China $1,723,773,744
Guatemala $1,273,098,898
Mexico $952,377,154
Honduras $826,923,900
Nicaragua $367,593,706
Costa Rica $306,240,723
Japan $248,227,236
South Korea $231,586,034
Spain $176,594,455

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(61) Apparel: Knit $1,893,390,387
(39) Plastics $402,365,964
(48) Paper $333,462,618
(85) Electrical Machinery $299,444,205
(17) Sugar & Confectionery $254,177,425
(62) Apparel: Non Knit $242,164,603
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $200,515,618
(60) Knitted Fabrics $190,181,288
(19) Cereal, Flour & Starch $174,232,225
(30) Pharmaceuticals $170,298,396

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,695,898,887
(85) Electrical Machinery $873,113,486
(84) Industrial Machinery $757,689,440
(39) Plastics $696,925,174
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $571,916,098
(61) Apparel: Knit $544,209,077
(30) Pharmaceuticals $444,123,293
(72) Iron & Steel $365,062,980
(48) Paper $316,347,907
(10) Cereals $285,258,831

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2019) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 1/21/2022
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