Honduras - Foreign trade





Honduras remains at the forefront of Central American economic integration efforts. In May 1992, Honduras signed several trade agreements with its neighbors, including Free Trade Agreements with Guatemala and El Salvador, and a Honduran/Salvadoran/Guatemalan Northern Triangle Accord, with the intent of accelerating regional integration. Honduras is also a member of the WTO, and the CACM. Free trade agreements were under discussion with Chile, Panama, Mexico, the Andean Community, Taiwan, and the Dominican Republic in 1999.

The most important export from Honduras is coffee (33%), followed by printed matter (13%), and the cultivation of fruits and nuts (10%). Other major exports include shrimp and lobster (3.5%), wood and logging products, including paper (4.1%), and tobacco (2.4%).

In 2000 Honduras's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Honduras

Consumer goods 16.9%
Food 13.1%
Fuels 13.1%
Industrial supplies 28.5%
Machinery 16.7%
Transportation 11.5%
Other 0.2%

Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Honduras

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
United States 600 1,393 -793
El Salvador 107 180 -73
Guatemala 65 231 -166
Germany 62 38 24
Japan 54 123 -69
Belgium 17 n.a. n.a.
Nicaragua 14 26 -12
Spain 13 36 -23
France 12 29 -17
Trinidad and Tobago 9 36 -27

User Contributions:

Ellie
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Dec 15, 2008 @ 2:14 pm
What fantastic information!! Thankyou- i didn't understand my geograpyhy lesson fully, but this helps alot! Great info :D
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Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
Thanks man this helped!
I needed some decent information of my country report, and this helped... My teacher will looveee the picc...
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Sep 28, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
i was wondering why they selled all the exports but thanks it kinda helped alot thank you :]] i needed help on my biograpghy :)))
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Jan 2, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
Honduras is a beautiful country. Full of great natural resources and incredible places to visit and enjoy nature. This info is great! although you forgot to put about the banana plantations and the palm oil export that is becoming big. great info!
margret humple
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Jan 19, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
this helped alot! thanks!
im doing a project on honduras in world geography, & this helped alot.
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Nov 3, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
I WAS WONDERING IS IT POSSIBLE TO EXPORT CATTLE TO THE USA?

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