Attaché Report (GAIN)

Caribbean Basin: Retail Foods

Caribbean imports of consumer-oriented products shrunk from $2.3 billion in 2019 to $2.1 billion in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet Caribbean retail grocery sales grew by an estimated 6 percent during the same period.
Rice production in Guyana continues to trend upward bolstered by innovation, technology transfer, agricultural extension and greater market demand from trade.