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According to the statistics provided by the International Trade Centre (ITC), exports of agricultural products (raw goods, including cocoa beans and derived products) contributed to 42% of the total value of national exports in 2013. In the last five years, the most important agricultural products exported by value were nutmeg and cocoa beans. Wheat and meslin flour, with an average participation of 20%, is derived from imported grains (the raw material is not produced in the country). The main importers of Grenada’s nutmeg are Germany (48%) and the Netherlands (32%), while France is the largest importer of cocoa and cocoa preparations (54%).

Table 1 Major export products of the agricultural sector (2009 – 2013)

Agricultural products

Thousands of US $

Var % 2012 -

2013

Average participation % (2009 – 2013)

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Nutmeg,               mace               and

cardamoms

3,017

5,161

9,956

11,062

14,298

29

59

Wheat and meslin flour

4,291

3,508

3,969

2,447

674

-72

20

Cocoa   and         cocoa

preparations

827

1,185

1,873

6,989

2,264

-68

18

Fruits (various, fresh)

82

89

144

141

279

98

1

Fruits (frozen) and nuts

38

83

145

219

182

-17

1

Others (<            1              %               of

participation)

213

139

238

151

213

41

1

TOTAL

8,468

10,165

16,325

21,009

17,849

-15

100

Source: Trade Map (Trade statistics for International Business Development), ITC

According to the same source, imports of agricultural products constituted 6% of the total value of national imports in 2013. In the last five years, the most important agricultural products imported by value were wheat and meslin, maize, rice, vegetables and soybeans.  Cereal imports are sourced mainly from the USA (85%), while edible vegetables are imported mainly from the Netherlands (49%). 

Table 2 Major import products of the agricultural sector (2009 – 2013)

Agricultural products

Millions of US $

Var %

2012 -

2013

Average participation %

(2009 – 2013)

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Wheat and meslin

4,551

4,788

8,632

6,240

6,241

 

45

Maize

781

1,825

3,415

2,463

926

 

14

Rice

1,578

1,201

1,117

1,683

1,114

 

10

Edible vegetables

(various, fresh and frozen)

1,400

1,799

1,072

792

981

 

10

Soybeans

0

1,415

2,420

1,156

0

 

7

Malt

378

365

338

330

271

 

2

Others (< 2 % of participation)

1,425

1,153

897

1,169

1,049

 

12

TOTAL

10,607

13,131

18,596

14,557

10,649

 

100

Source: Trade Map (Trade statistics for International Business Development), ITC