Belize's major partners are NAFTA, the UK, CARICOM and the EU. In 1999, the US imported 48% of Belize's total exports, and supplied 53% of all Belizean imports.
The Belize export market depends mostly upon agriculture, in particular on the sugars, and fruit and nut trade (23% and 24%, respectively). There are a few clothing exporters that deal in men's outerwear and undergarments; accounting for 11% of Belize's exports. Other substantial exports include shellfish (18%), wood (1.2%), and vegetables (1.7%).
In 1999 Belize's imports were distributed among the following categories:
Principal trading partners in 1999 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:
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