General profile: Dominican Republic

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2020
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
10.848 Millions
56.525 DOP/US$
78 679 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
(n) 48 310 km²
3.78 %
-6.70 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-7.7 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2020
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchandise exports
6 145
6 754
9 442
(e) 10 355
Merchandise imports
9 869
15 489
16 907
17 087
Merchandise trade balance
-3 724
-8 735
-7 465
(e) -6 732
Export structure by product group in 2020
(as % of total exports)
21 %21 %57 %57 %23 %23 %
Top 5 partners in 2020
(exports, millions of US$)
5 3691 1676024804175 3691 167602480417
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Services exports
6 182
5 455
7 542
4 147
Services imports
1 478
2 588
3 174
3 142
Services trade balance
4 703
2 867
4 368
1 005
Services exports by main category²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Transport
2.1
8.1
7.3
8.6
Travel
56.9
76.3
81.1
64.5
Other services
4.6
14.6
10.6
26.2
TRADE INDICES
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99103969910410096969492867686106109119104126194218240103999597102100909092929395909693909388939691
ECONOMIC TRENDS
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-6.7 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2020
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
GDP, current
35 510
53 160
71 155
78 679
GDP per capita, current US$
3 903
5 483
6 921
7 253
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
9.26
8.34
6.93
-6.70
Current account balance, % of GDP
-1.33
-7.57
-1.86
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
30.283
36.821
45.045
56.525
GDP by expenditure in 2019
(as % of total GDP)
67.811.126.023.127.967.811.126.023.127.9
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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..
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2020
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2020
FDI inflows
1 122.70
2 023.70
2 204.90
..
FDI outflows
..
..
..
..
Personal remittances, % of GDP
7.66
7.31
7.55
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
7 236.76 814.26 177.85 508.45 196.24 810.44 485.54 262.14 240.73 887.03 414.73 605.53 397.03 053.82 719.22 501.02 325.02 195.01 984.01 840.03 0132 5353 5712 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 indicators²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2020
Balance, % of GDP
9.80
-10.43
-6.28
..
Balance, % of imports
39.37
-31.17
-21.53
..
Normalized balance
0.164
-0.185
-0.121
..
Trade openness²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
525251525254555959574961616460
LABOUR FORCE
Labour force by gender in 2020
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
59%Male 59%Female
41%Female 41%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.003 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2020
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2020
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
9
6
154
68
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2006 = 100 for China)
..
24.49
26.35
38.10
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
1 636 869
1 371 708
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2020
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).
e
Estimated.
n
Estimated. Data refers to 2016.
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
***
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: 22 July 2021