Guatemala is the most populous of the Central American countries with a GDP per capita roughly one-third that of Brazil's. Coffee, sugar, and bananas are the main products. The Country's natural resources include petroleum, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle, and hydropower. It mainly exports coffee, sugar, petroleum, apparel, bananas, fruits and vegetables, cardamom. And it imports fuels, machinery and transport equipment, construction materials, grain, fertilizers, electricity, mineral products, chemical products, plastic materials and products

Descreptive Data

Unemployment, %
Ages 15-24 Population Ratio, %50.744
Population Over 65, %3.7
Net Migration Rate-46073
EIU Country Risk Score43
Fitch Sovereign RatingBB
S&P Sovereign RatingBB-
Moody's Sovereign RatingBa1
Big Mac Index

Economic Data

Ability to Pay
Real GDP YOY%2.6%2.7%3.5%
GDP Value (BLN USD)697778
GDP per Capita (USD)407044694545
Currency Reserves ex Gold (BLN USD)8.91112
Reserves 1Y Chg (%)18%29%7.2%
Total External Debt (%GDP)29%24%
Total External Debt (BLN USD)2019
Budget Surplus/def (%GDP)
Inflation (Risk)
CPI (yoy %)4.4%4.4%3.8%
Trade Balance
Current Account (% of GDP)
Exports (BLN USD)111211
Imports (BLN USD)171820
Unemployment Rate
Unemployment (%)

Financial Data

Equity & Banking Sector (Risk)
1Y Price Change (%) ()
EIU Banking Risk4648
Credit Market (Risk)
10Y Bond Spread (10Y UST)
Foreign Exchange (Risk)
3 Month Deposit (%)5.5%5.4%5.2%
FX Vol - 3M Implied Vol
Historical 3M Volatility
Real Effective Exchange Rate
Real Rates (%)1%0.9%1.4%

Political Risk

Political Risk Exposure
EIU Political Risk5454
Risk From Doing Business
Ease of Doing Business Rank858897
Starting a Business Rank113119139
Risk From Government
WGI Control Of Corruption-0.7-0.7-0.8
WGI Govt Effectiveness-0.6-0.6-0.7
WGI Regulatory Quality-0.2-0.3-0.2
WGI Rule Of Law-1-1.1-1.1
Deviation of Guatemala's risk relative to Geo Peers
-100 = min risk100 = max risk,
Less RiskPeer AverageMore Risk