Apparel and textile
Clothing and textile
The sector is comprised of several subsectors that contribute value to the production of export-ready garments.
The most integrated cluster in Central America
Total apparel and textile trade (imports and exports) reached USD 3.1 billion in 2019 and USD 20.2 billion from 2014 to November 2020. Exports totaled USD 1,754,014,943 in the previous fiscal year, while imports totaled USD 1.3 billion.
Foreign Trade of Guatemala (figures in millions of USD)
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Source: Directorate of Economic Analysis and Policy Analysis, Intelligence of Markets based on Banguat.
Current trade agreements:
Guatemala has trade agreements that facilitate trade and access to the following markets:
% share by trade agreement:
(excluding the United Kingdom)
Rest of the world
The apparel and textile industries benefit from preferential treatment under the DR-CAFTA short supply clause, which allows for the importation of non-originating raw materials and specific origin regimes.
Guatemala has the most affordable electricity rates in Central America.
The cost per kwh ranges between USD 0.10 and USD 0.16 for industrial and commercial users. Users with more than 100 kw of power demand can register as Large Users and negotiate their electricity contracts.