U.S. Trade with Guatemala in 2023

Export Market Rank
#15 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.63 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.7 Billion
Compound Average Growth
3.4% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Guatemala in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Corn $271.06 Million 921,226 $213.39 Million 64%
Soybean Meal $270.32 Million 523,105 $184.4 Million 61%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $192.84 Million 148,184 $133.75 Million 85%
Dairy Products $111.2 Million 26,825 $54.27 Million 254%
Pork & Pork Products $103.46 Million 32,480 $61.11 Million 152%
Cotton $93.18 Million 39,355 $76.22 Million 60%
Beef & Beef Products $73.58 Million 9,378 $41.78 Million 194%
Processed Vegetables $70.07 Million 39,568 $43.22 Million 117%
Food Preparations $34.95 Million 6,730 $23.01 Million 69%
Rice $34.42 Million 84,877 $34.93 Million -1%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Guatemala: Exporter Guide Annual

Guatemala ranked as the #16 largest U.S. agricultural export market despite a nine percent decline, mainly due to lower imports of bulk commodities in 2023, reaching $1.6 million. It's crucial to remember that Guatemala, relying on foreign exchange by international trade, remittances, and tourism, is the largest economy in Central America, with an estimated gross domestic product (GDP) of $102.8 billion, a 19-million-person market, and relative economic stability.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Guatemala: Coffee Annual

Guatemala coffee area was updated by the National Coffee Association (ANACAFE), accurately reporting now 376,000 hectares (Ha) from previous 305,000 Ha. The updated area and number of trees do not affect previous data or production estimates. Guatemala maintains position 9 as the largest coffee exporter and 4th largest Arabica coffee exporter worldwide.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Guatemala: Sugar Annual

In marketing year (MY)2024/25, Guatemala is forecast to produce 2.4 million metric tons (MT) of sugar from a harvested area of 242,000 hectares (Ha). Though harvested area is increasing as positive sugar prices in the international market motivate producers to keep up renovation with improved local genetics, overall production is forecast to drop four percent for the estimated harvest of MY2023/24 (2.5 million MT), due to a late start to the rainy season and an extended El Niño year.

News and Features

Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2022 Report to Congress

USDA, through its administration of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program, is the largest global donor to school feeding efforts, providing U.S. agricultural commodities, funding, and technical assistance to reduce hunger, support nutrition, and improve literacy and primary education, especially for girls, around the world.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Guatemala and Unknown Destinations

Private exporters reported the following sales activity for MY 2023/2024: 124,545 MT of corn for delivery to Guatemala and 295,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations.