In 2019, the CARICOM member countries deemed a 25 per cent reduction in the 2019 value of food imports by 2025 was necessary to help achieve food security. The ECCB subsequently introduced a food import bill tracker with consolidated data on food imports, aimed at helping policy-makers and the public to track progress with respect to food import dependency over time. The most recent tracker shows rising import dependency. The top three categories of foods imported were Meats (23%), Cereals (18%) and Fruits and Vegetables (15%). The 2022 trends confirm that the ECCU member countries have diverged from the target.