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 Production2011201220132014
Rice Production
FAO 2013
49,224 MT53,755 MT49,656 MT49,700 MT
Wheat Production
FAO 2012
1,095 MT1,103 MT1,110 MT1,118 MT
Maize Production
FAO 2012
544,965 MT524,463 MT596,071 MT400,000 MT
Soybean Production
FAO 2013
2,000 MT2,200 MT2,200 MT1,920 MT
Agricultural Exports
Agricultural Exports2010201120122013
Rice Exports
FAO 2013
2,679 MT3,920 MT5,440 MT3,709 MT
Wheat Exports
FAO 2012
0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT
Maize Exports
FAO 2013
1,377 MT681.00 MT4,020 MT3,611 MT
Soybean Exports
FAO 2012
0.00 MT2.00 MT15.00 MT1.00 MT
Agricultural Imports
Agricultural Imports2010201120122013
Rice Imports
FAO 2013
88,200 MT104,866 MT111,373 MT86,557 MT
Wheat Imports
FAO 2012
0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT0.00 MT
Maize Imports
FAO 2010
353,491 MT434,379 MT358,365 MT336,064 MT
Soybean Imports
FAO 2013
200.00 MT5,300 MT2,023 MT3,367 MT