Exporter Rank

82 / 119

Importer Rank

74 / 119

Trade Balance Rank

88 / 119

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2018) $5,904,475,115
Total Imports (2018) $11,725,809,686
Trade Balance (2018) ($5,821,334,571)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 28.91%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2018) [2] 48.62%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
United States $2,624,572,614
Honduras $905,727,967
Guatemala $847,058,993
Nicaragua $405,882,677
Costa Rica $259,235,485
Mexico $144,049,186
Panama $122,548,685
Dominican Republic $97,595,130
China $85,893,820
Spain $49,445,679

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
United States $3,756,011,189
China $1,652,432,451
Guatemala $1,171,608,991
Mexico $921,974,606
Honduras $756,163,646
Nicaragua $274,224,355
Costa Rica $264,417,498
Spain $257,272,810
Japan $242,700,607
South Korea $223,027,736

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

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(61) Apparel: Knit $1,966,580,204
(85) Electrical Machinery $369,501,302
(39) Plastics $364,873,903
(48) Paper $295,912,557
(62) Apparel: Non Knit $275,679,143
(17) Sugar & Confectionery $237,294,433
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $209,644,563
(60) Knitted Fabrics $157,529,312
(72) Iron & Steel $154,184,896
(19) Cereal, Flour & Starch $145,637,723

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $1,779,289,177
(85) Electrical Machinery $915,929,478
(39) Plastics $696,482,090
(84) Industrial Machinery $680,634,167
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $528,787,027
(61) Apparel: Knit $501,340,196
(72) Iron & Steel $385,475,963
(30) Pharmaceuticals $361,864,852
(52) Cotton $313,004,356
(48) Paper $307,165,839

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2018) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 9/30/2019
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