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    Dominican Republic Economy - 2004
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    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean representative democracy which enjoyed GDP growth of more than 7% in 1998-2000. Growth subsequently plummeted as part of the global economic slowdown. Although the country has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer, due to growth in tourism and free trade zones. The country suffers from marked income inequality; the poorest half of the population receives less than one-fifth of GNP, while the richest 10% enjoys nearly 40% of national income. Growth turned negative in 2003 with reduced tourism, a major bank fraud, and limited growth in the US economy, the source of 87% of export revenues. Resumption of a badly needed IMF loan was slowed due to government repurchase of electrical power plants.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $52.16 billion (2003 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      -1.8% (2003 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $6,000 (2003 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 11%
      industry: 34%
      services: 55% (2001)

      Population below poverty line:
      25%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: 2.1%
      highest 10%: 37.9% (1998)

      Distribution of family income - Gini index:
      47.4 (1998)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      21.2% (2003 est.)

      Labor force:
      2.3 million - 2.6 million (2000 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      services and government 58.7%, industry 24.3%, agriculture 17% (1998 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      15.5% (2003 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $2.9 billion
      expenditures: $3.2 billion, including capital expenditures of $1.1 billion (2001 est.)

      Industries:
      tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco

      Industrial production growth rate:
      2% (2001 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      9.186 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: 92%
      hydro: 7.6%
      other: 0.4% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption:
      8.543 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      129,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Agriculture - products:
      sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs

      Exports:
      $5.524 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      ferronickel, sugar, gold, silver, coffee, cocoa, tobacco, meats, consumer goods

      Exports - partners:
      US 85.3%, Canada 1.6%, UK 1.6% (2002)

      Imports:
      $7.911 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      foodstuffs, petroleum, cotton and fabrics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals

      Imports - partners:
      US 51.1%, Venezuela 9.1%, Mexico 4.8% (2002)

      Debt - external:
      $6.5 billion (2003 est.)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $239.6 million (1995)

      Currency:
      Dominican peso (DOP)

      Currency code:
      DOP

      Exchange rates:
      Dominican pesos per US dollar - 30.83 (2003), 18.61 (2002), 16.95 (2001), 16.42 (2000), 16.03 (1999)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Dominican Republic on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Dominican Republic Economy 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dominican Republic Economy 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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