Guatemala

U.S. Trade with Guatemala in 2023

Export Market Rank
#16 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.65 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.7 Billion
Compound Average Growth
3.5% (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
Soybean Meal $292.89 Million 553,881 $186.66 Million 75%
Corn $268.98 Million 920,523 $213.18 Million 63%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $192.89 Million 148,189 $133.75 Million 85%
Dairy Products $111.16 Million 26,823 $54.27 Million 254%
Pork & Pork Products $103.36 Million 32,446 $61.1 Million 151%
Cotton $93.06 Million 39,296 $76.21 Million 59%
Beef & Beef Products $73.47 Million 9,357 $41.77 Million 194%
Processed Vegetables $70.06 Million 39,551 $43.22 Million 117%
Food Preparations $34.94 Million 6,731 $23.01 Million 69%
Condiments & Sauces $33.53 Million 15,501 $17.79 Million 322%

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Data and Analysis

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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Guatemala: Grain and Feed Annual

Guatemala continues to be a net importer of both yellow corn and rice. Corn area and production in MY2024/2025 are forecast to slightly increase to keep up with increased consumption for both food and feed; the avian sector keeps steady growth at 3-4 percent annually.

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.