General profile: Dominican Republic

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2017
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
10.767 Millions
47.584 DOP/US$
74 884 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(m) 48 320 km²
3.28 %
4.60 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+2.9 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2017
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchandise exports
6 145
6 754
9 442
10 121
Merchandise imports
9 869
15 489
16 907
17 700
Merchandise trade balance
-3 724
-8 735
-7 465
-7 580
Export structure by product group in 2017
(as % of total exports)
21 %21 %56 %56 %23 %23 %
Top 5 partners in 2017
(exports, millions of US$)
5 2529916515412305 252991651541230
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Services exports
6 182
5 455
7 542
8 791
Services imports
1 478
2 588
3 174
3 509
Services trade balance
4 703
2 867
4 368
5 282
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Transport
2.1
8.1
7.3
6.9
Travel
56.9
76.3
81.1
81.6
Other services
4.6
14.6
10.6
10.8
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+4.6 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2017
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
GDP, current
35 510
53 132
68 103
74 884
GDP per capita, current US$
3 844
5 368
6 468
6 955
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
9.26
8.32
7.04
4.60
Current account balance, % of GDP
-1.33
-7.57
-1.88
-0.22
Exchange rate (/US$)
30.511
37.307
45.052
47.584
GDP by expenditure in 2016
(as % of total GDP)
69.711.023.025.228.969.711.023.025.228.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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0 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2017
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2017
FDI inflows
1 122.70
2 023.70
2 204.90
3 570.00
FDI outflows
(j) 48.90
(j) -203.50
(j) 22.40
(j) 27.20
Personal remittances, % of GDP
7.66
7.32
7.63
8.27
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
6 190.56 190.55 509.05 509.05 196.25 196.24 810.44 810.44 485.54 485.54 262.14 262.14 240.74 240.73 887.03 887.03 414.73 414.73 605.53 605.53 397.03 397.03 053.83 053.82 719.22 719.22 501.22 501.22 325.42 325.42 194.32 194.31 981.81 981.81 838.81 838.83 5703 5702 4072 4072 2052 2052 2092 2091 9911 9913 1423 1422 2772 2772 0242 0242 1652 1652 8702 8701 6671 6671 0851 0851 1231 1239099096136139179171 0791 0799539536 190.55 509.05 196.24 810.44 485.54 262.14 240.73 887.03 414.73 605.53 397.03 053.82 719.22 501.22 325.42 194.31 981.81 838.83 5702 4072 2052 2091 9913 1422 2772 0242 1652 8701 6671 0851 1239096139171 079953FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Balance, % of GDP
9.80
-10.44
-6.35
-5.01
Balance, % of imports
39.37
-31.17
-21.53
-17.70
Normalized balance
0.164
-0.185
-0.121
-0.097
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
52525355555960574961616460
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2017
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
60%Male 60%Female
40%Female 40%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2017
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2017
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
9
6
151
3
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
13.95
22.25
22.82
35.59
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
1 382 044
1 371 800
1 480 299
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2017
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
7.20
1.98
1.00
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
4.25
4.76
3.87
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
j
Asset/liability basis.
m
Estimated. Data refers to 2013.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 19 November 2018