Economic Trivia

Tourism; Sugar Processing; Ferronickel and Gold Mining; Textiles

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): United States, China, and Canada
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Precious Stones & Metals, Precision Instruments, and Tobacco

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Sugar Processing; Ferronickel and Gold Mining; Textiles

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $189,150,841,479 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.951% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $17,799 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 71/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.564% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $33,905,105,884 (2018)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.8% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.326% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.126% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,159,600,000) (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 4,901,539 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 9.477% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.382% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 71.141% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 5.829% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $24,350,261,220 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $20,400,820,804 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 38.285% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $2,744,500,000 (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $8,966,700,000 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Dominican Republic’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

Sources

  1. The World Bank