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) $172,590,926,391 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.552% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $16,030 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 71/195 (2017)

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 %) 3.28% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $29,772,192,885 (2017)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 48.8% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 14.089% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.15% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($165,100,000) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,080,983 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 12.415% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 17.383% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 70.202% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 5.486% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $21,328,811,500 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $18,854,753,910 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 37.336% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $3,597,200,000 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $8,476,000,000 (2017)
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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