Monrovia's Free Port has traditionally ensured the city a good supply of consumer goods, as well as specialties such as African cloth and clothing. The
Modern consumer goods as well as traditional African specialty items are shipped into and out of Monrovia's Free Port. ()
largest number of textile and apparel stores can be found on Benson Street, and textiles can be purchased at the Waterside Market. A large concentration of retailers can also be found on Randall Street. African crafts, including wood carvings, stone statues, and musical instruments, are sold in booths near the U.S. embassy and MBK Brother African Arts Dealer on Carey Street. There are also several supermarkets in Monrovia.