Even with major challenges, the retail sector in Venezuela continues to provide opportunities for U.S exporters. There are 162,959 retail outlets, including supermarkets (chain and independents), pharmacies, mom & pops, and government-owned stores in Venezuela selling food and beverages. Most supermarkets are modern and offer good service to customers. U.S. exports of consumer-oriented products to Venezuela in 2014 were valued at $91 million. However, U.S. agricultural exports to Venezuela were down in 2015 due mostly to the economic crisis in the country and foreign exchange restrictions.