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Overview In 2021, Honduras was the number 102 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 100 in total exports, the number 91 in total imports, the number 150 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 84 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI) .

Exports The top exports of Honduras are Coffee ($1.35B), Knit Sweaters ($1.23B), Insulated Wire ($833M), Knit T-shirts ($801M), and Palm Oil ($344M), exporting mostly to United States ($4.61B), El Salvador ($670M), Guatemala ($575M), Nicaragua ($411M), and Germany ($371M).

Imports The top imports of Honduras are Refined Petroleum ($1.44B), Non-Retail Pure Cotton Yarn ($719M), Non-Retail Synthetic Staple Fibers Yarn ($433M), Coated Flat-Rolled Iron ($339M), and Packaged Medicaments ($337M), importing mostly from United States ($5.81B), China ($1.99B), Guatemala ($1.37B), El Salvador ($1.09B), and Mexico ($809M).

Location Honduras borders El Salvador, Guatemala, and Nicaragua by land and Belize, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Cayman Islands by sea.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Honduras.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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The data obtained is mirror data. The trade of countries that do not report current data can be reconstructed based on data reported by partner countries with current data available.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

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Top Export (2021)Coffee$1.35B
Top Destination (2021)United States$4.61B

In 2021, Honduras exported a total of $9.22B, making it the number 100 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Honduras have changed by $1.62B from $7.6B in 2016 to $9.22B in 2021.

The most recent exports are led by Coffee ($1.35B), Knit Sweaters ($1.23B), Insulated Wire ($833M), Knit T-shirts ($801M), and Palm Oil ($344M). The most common destination for the exports of Honduras are United States ($4.61B), El Salvador ($670M), Guatemala ($575M), Nicaragua ($411M), and Germany ($371M).

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Market Growth

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2020 - 2021)
United States$1.02B (+ 28.3%)
Guatemala$113M (+ 24.4%)
El Salvador$105M (+ 18.5%)
Fastest Growing Import Markets (2020 - 2021)
United States$1.87B (+ 47.7%)
China$760M (+ 61.6%)
Guatemala$371M (+ 37%)

Total Export Growth by Market (2020 - 2021)

Service Trade

Service Trade

Honduras Exports Services (2019)$1.18B
Honduras Imports Services (2019)$2.41B

In 2019, Honduras exported $1.18B worth of services. The top services exported by Honduras in 2019 were Personal travel ($492M), Other business services ($238M), Computer and information services ($187M), Transportation ($146M), and Business travel ($54.7M).

The top services imported by Honduras in 2019 were Transportation ($1.18B), Personal travel ($398M), Other business services ($237M), Computer and information services ($168M), and Insurance services ($130M).

Service Exports (2019)

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Economic Complexity

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Economic Complexity (Trade)-0.5Rank 84 of 131
Economic Complexity (Research)-0.71Rank 106 of 140

Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

Honduras has a high level of specialization in Textile Scraps (102), Coffee (85.3), Melons (72.4), Knit Men's Coats (50.5), and Knit Sweaters (44.1). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Honduras observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

The top export opportunities for Honduras according to the relatedness index, were Non-Knit Women's Suits (0.23), Legumes (0.23), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (0.23), Gold (0.23), and Perfume Plants (0.23). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Honduras is not specialized in.

Product Space

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Honduras. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Honduras exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.

Economic Complexity Ranking

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During the last 20 years Honduras's⁩ ⁨economy has become relatively more complex, moving from the ⁩⁨85th to the 84th⁩ position in the ECI rank.

These economic complexity rankings use 6 digit exports classified according to the HS96 classification. We consider only countries with population of at least 1 million and exports of at least $1 billion, and products with world trade over $500 million. To explore different rankings and vary these parameters visit the custom rankings section.

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