Exporter Rank

86 / 146

Importer Rank

81 / 145

Trade Balance Rank

110 / 145

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2016) $5,335,380,389
Total Imports (2016) $9,854,597,017
Trade Balance (2016) ($4,519,216,628)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 27.64%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2017) [2] 44.91%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
United States $2,571,399,858
Honduras $754,221,022
Guatemala $718,568,532
Nicaragua $347,032,451
Costa Rica $247,758,655
Panama $125,035,614
Dominican Republic $81,794,930
Mexico $68,132,881
Spain $40,464,729
Italy $28,905,816

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
United States $3,670,860,841
Guatemala $983,622,599
China $855,992,722
Mexico $734,995,907
Honduras $611,830,545
Nicaragua $256,286,959
Costa Rica $243,833,471
Panama $188,924,968
Germany $167,985,605
Japan $157,215,465

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(61) Apparel: Knit $1,853,048,460
(39) Plastics $330,386,645
(62) Apparel: Non Knit $279,519,739
(48) Paper $262,522,064
(85) Electrical Machinery $248,061,142
(17) Sugar & Confectionery $210,779,691
(60) Knitted Fabrics $140,258,575
(30) Pharmaceuticals $138,529,532
(19) Cereal, Flour & Starch $135,597,186
(72) Iron & Steel $119,066,614

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,152,416,577
(84) Industrial Machinery $704,043,705
(85) Electrical Machinery $698,813,012
(39) Plastics $612,899,260
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $497,903,693
(30) Pharmaceuticals $352,900,540
(61) Apparel: Knit $284,137,285
(48) Paper $272,459,835
(60) Knitted Fabrics $270,026,302
(21) Prepared Foods $253,798,358

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2016) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 6/29/2018
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