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Macroeconomic Indicators

The Dominican Republic presents a promising economic outlook. According to the Preliminary Report of the Dominican Economy of its Central Bank, within the Latin American economy, our nation had the highest economic growth during the last three consecutive years.

Variables 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018*
GDP US% 58,074.57 60,739.93 62,724.35 66,150.93 68,889.61 72,418.42 76,038.08 81,282.6
Growth Rate (GDP) % 3.10 2.80 4.70 7.60 7.00 6.60 4.90 7.00%
GDP-per capita US$ 6,061.98 6,274.16 6,410.46 6,693.08 6,902.60 7,187.90 7,477.31 7,917.5
Inflation Rate (%) 7.8% 3.9% 3.9% 1.6% 2.3% 1.6% 4.2% 1.3%
Unemployment Rate (%) 6.3% 7.2% 7.4% 6.2% 6.1% 7.1% 5.5% 5.6%
Current Account Balance US$ (4,334.60) (3,880.90) (2,567.90) (2,170.20) (1,280.30) (814.70) (165.10) (1,136.00)
Current Account Balance (GDP) % (7.50) (6.40) (4.10) (3.30) (1.90) (1.10) (0.20) (1.40)
Goods Exports US$ (millions) 8,361.90 8,935.50 9,424.40 9,898.90 9,441.80 9,839.60 10,120.70 10,907.6
Goods Imports US$ (millions) 17,301.60 17,651.80 16,801.20 17,273.10 16,906.50 17,483.50 17,703.30 20,208.9
National Exports US$ (millones) 3,594.8 4,016.6 4,448.0 4,637.2 4,018.2 4,335.7 4,426.0 4,677.6
Free Zones exports US$ (millions) 4,767.1 4,918.9 4,976.4 5,261.7 5,423.6 5,503.9 5,694.7 6,230.0
Balance of trade US$ (8,939.70) (8,716.30) (7,376.80) (7,374.20) (7,464.70) (7,643.90) (7,582.60) (9,283.70)
Income from tourism US$ 4,385.70 4,680.10 5,054.70 5,629.80 6,115.90 6,719.60 7,177.50 7,560.7
Variable income from tourism US$ 3.48 6.71 8.00 11.38 8.63 9.93 6.80 06.03
Remittances US$ 4,008.40 4,045.40 4,262.30 4,571,20 4,960.80 5,260.80 5,911.80 6,494.2
Variable % Family Remittances US$ 8.8% 0.9% 5.3% 7.3% 8.5% 6.1% 12.4% 10.37%
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) US$ 2,276.70 3,142.40 1,990.50 2,208,5 2,204.90 2,406.70 3,570.00 2,513.50
Exchange type (Dollar / Peso) 38,0989 39,3205 41,8069 43,5577 45,0533 46,0765 47,5368 RD$/US $49.50
Source: Dominican Republic Central Bank
* Preliminary numbers.
Updated 04/03/2019

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