flag Grenada Grenada: Trade Profile

Foreign Trade in Figures

The country has an open economy, with foreign trade representing about 77% of the GDP (World Bank, latest data available). Main exports include non-fillet fresh fish (USD 9.1M), nutmeg, mace and cardamons (USD 6.5M), cocoa beans (USD 3.12M), other fruits (USD 2.23M), and wheat flours (USD 2.13M). Grenada is the world's second-largest producer of nutmeg after Indonesia. The top imports of Grenada are planes, helicopters, and/or spacecraft (USD 62.5M), poultry meat (USD 10.4M), cars (USD 10.3M), refined petroleum (USD 9.36M), and other edible preparations (USD 5.82M - OEC).

Grenada's main export destinations in 2020 were the United States, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda; whereas imports came chiefly from the U.S., Trinidad and Tobago, the Cayman Islands, and the UK (data WTO). The country's trade policy aims at moving away from an agricultural economy to a service-based economy. The Government also seeks to reduce manufacturing costs of goods to become more competitive. Imports destined for government institutions are free of customs duty. Customs duties are not very high and trade barriers are limited. Grenada is a member of CARICOM, and as such, other member countries are given special treatment. The country also has agreements with Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Venezuela, the European Community, and the UK.

According to the latest available data, Grenada exported USD 22 million in goods in 2020, while it imported USD 393 million. Grenada is a net exporter of services: the 2020 exports of services amounted to USD 244 million (mostly thanks to the tourism sector, which was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic), while imports stood at USD 164 billion. Challenges include the country's dependence on key imports (oil products, foodstuffs, vehicles, medication, consumer goods, etc.) due to its relatively limited market.

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 420467470393450
Exports of Goods (million USD) 3031322229
Imports of Services (million USD) 229241263164245
Exports of Services (million USD) 546603606244345
Trade Balance (million USD) -329-365-370-317-357

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation ; World Bank - Latest available data.

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Main Services

0.6 bn USD of services exported in 2017
0.2 bn USD of services imported in 2017

Source: United Nations Statistics Division, Latest Available Data

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Commercial Policy

International Economic Cooperation
Member of World Trade Organisation
Member of Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Member of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Assessment of Commercial Policy
Country’s commercial policy
Average Customs Duty (Excluding Agricultural Products)

Trade Compliance

International Conventions
Member of World Trade Organisation
International Economic Cooperation
Member of Caribbean Community (CARICOM)
Member of Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Useful Resources
National customs website
National Organisation of Intellectual Property
You can contact the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Registrar’s Office by Email.

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Latest Update: February 2023