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About Belize

Belize previously known as British Honduras is a Caribbean country that is part of Central America and just below Mexico. The country is part of the commonwealth nations with the Queen of England as the Head of State represented by a governor-general.

The country is known for its environmental preservation and biodiversity. 60% of the country is covered by forest with exotic vegetation and flora.

Economically the country is primarily based on Agriculture.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCentral America
Capital CityBelmopan
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish
CurrencyBelize dollar, BZD
Phone Code +501
Important CitiesBelmopan, Orange Walk Town, San Pedro, San Ignacio, Corozal Town, Dangriga, Santa Elena, Benque Viejo del Carmen, Ladyville, Punta Gorda, Trial Farm, Independence, Bella Vista, Shipyard, Guinea Grass, Lord's Bank, San José, Little Belize, Camalote
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-21)
GDP (nominal)USD 3.218 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking135
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Energy,Transport,Tourism
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMexico, Guatemala
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFruits and Nuts, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Vegetables and Related Products, Wood and Pulp, Live Animals and Animal Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Marine Vessels, Fashion and Apparel, Chemical Products
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Plastics and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Household Items & Products, Wood and Pulp, Cereals & Pulses
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.286 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 1.378 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.092 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Belize and India totaled US$45.4 million in 2013, up from US$23 million in the previous year. India exported $23 million worth of goods to Belize, and imported 22.4 million worth of commodities in 2013. The main commodities exported from India to Belize are textiles, organic chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and auto parts. The main imports from Belize are miscellaneous chemical products
Major Exports to IndiaFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Fruits and Nuts, Pharmaceutical Products, Fashion and Apparel, Chemical Products, Silk & Textiles, Cosmetics and Accessories, Building & Construction Products & Services, Ceramic Products, Glass and glassware, Gems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals
Major Imports from IndiaAgriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Fashion and Apparel, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Machinery & Appliances, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cosmetics and Accessories, Cereals & Pulses
India's Imports ValueUSD 1.06 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 15.93 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 14.87 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for BelizeHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in Mexico)
H.E. Mr. Arun Hotchandani
Honorary Consul General
No. 2, Queen Street, PO Box No.830, Belize City, Belize.
00-501-227 1634(O), 223 0634

Embassy of India
H.E. Dr. Pankaj Sharma
Honourable Ambassador
Musset 325, Colonia Polanco, Mexico City, C.P. 11550
5531-1002/1050/4636/6638, 5545-1491, 5203-4803

Embassy Details of Belize in IndiaHonorary Consulate of Belize in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Umesh Kumar Modi
Honorary Consul
G-5 Ground Floor98, Modi TowerNehru PlaceNew Delhi-110019
+91-11-4250 4847 (O)