A lower middle-income country, Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America (IFAD 2012). In 2010, the country had a per capita income of about US$1,880. Honduras’s economy is based largely on the international trading of agricultural commodities and manufactures, making it the most open economy in Central America; this has also made it particularly susceptible to the 2008-09 global financial downturn. Remittances and exports fell sharply during this period, with GDP growth falling by around 2 percent in 2009 (World Bank).

Agricultural Production
Agricultural Production2013201420152016
Rice Production
FAO 2016
49,643 MT51,574 MT53,779 MT56,142 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2016
1,184 MT1,196 MT1,208 MT1,220 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2016
599,382 MT606,785 MT625,587 MT648,634 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2016
1,181 MT1,181 MT1,181 MT1,181 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2013201420152016
Rice Exports
FAO 2016
3,709 MT726.00 MT3,382 MT4,286 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2016
0.00 MT MT MT MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2016
3,611 MT985.00 MT1,333 MT885.00 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2016
1.00 MT1.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
88,200 MT104,866 MT111,373 MT86,557 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
173,127 MT198,192 MT173,265 MT236,407 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2016
353,491 MT434,379 MT358,365 MT336,064 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2016
200.00 MT5,300 MT2,023 MT3,367 MT