U.S. Trade with Guatemala in 2021

Export Market Rank
#18 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.66 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.42 Billion
Compound Average Growth
5% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Guatemala in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $343.69 Million 1.31 Million $178.99 Million 163%
Soybean Meal $221.03 Million 479,075 $163.07 Million 47%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $171.52 Million 140,222 $116.56 Million 86%
Soybean Oil $109.99 Million 88,976 $49.59 Million 397%
Pork & Pork Products $88.6 Million 30,939 $48.4 Million 206%
Wheat $71.79 Million 235,127 $127.16 Million -48%
Cotton $67.82 Million 34,328 $62.77 Million 59%
Dairy Products $64.17 Million 18,600 $38.69 Million 149%
Beef & Beef Products $62.03 Million 8,163 $31.6 Million 232%
Processed Vegetables $52 Million 41,797 $35.67 Million 94%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Guatemala: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Guatemala adopted science-based regulations for the adoption of agricultural biotechnology in 2018. These regulations were immediately challenged by activists but in 2021 the Supreme Court and Constitutional Court reaffirmed the legality of the regulatory process, paving the way for the approvals of the first applications in April 2021.
In June 2022 the Government of Guatemala confirmed that poultry products exported to Guatemala no longer need the USDA export mark on every box, and instead USDA can apply the mark on every consignment, pallet, or transportation unit. This has resulted in more efficient export clearance times with reduced labor, dock space and loading time which ultimately translates into better poultry prices for consumers.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Guatemala: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

The HRI report provides U.S. agricultural exporters current information on market trends and the best product prospects for the Guatemalan market.

News and Features

USDA will invest $178 million in seven international development projects on four continents to support U.S. government priorities including promoting climate-smart agriculture, facilitating trade and addressing the root causes of migration in Central America.
Throughout 2021, FAS was proud to support USDA's efforts to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture, to address the climate crisis, and to promote nutrition and food security.
Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.

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