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Grenada is a net importer of goods and services, with net imports of 43 per cent in 2005. Grenada imports products mainly from the United States, United Kingdom and Japan. Imported commodities include food, manufactured goods, machinery, chemicals and fuel. Food is the island’s main import, which is used to cater for tourists. The island imported US$343 million worth of goods in 2006, while its total exports only amounted to US$38 million. In 2009 imports were an estimated US$252.8 million. Grenada exports commodities such as bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and vegetables, clothing, and mace. Grenada’s average ad valorem tariff for imported goods was 10.2 per cent in 2008. In 2006 exports were worth US$38 million and in 2009 they were estimated at US$38.69 million. The economy is very dependent on international trade and finances for the development and modernisation of the island.