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Fact Sheet

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Dominican Republic

Official Title:
Dominican Republic


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as '0' or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
 
5-year trade
Canada - Dominican Republic
Year Exports Imports
2010 $196,228,094 $143,732,754
2011 $148,768,143 $148,545,069
2012 $127,414,062 $283,576,744
2013 $152,172,585 $1,230,244,873
2014 $195,959,661 $1,643,138,725
 
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Dominican Republic
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $14,928,748 $1,567,608
02 Veg. Prod. $26,252,229 $23,096,038
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $107,480 $73
04 Food Prod. $1,398,439 $15,591,432
05 Mineral Prod. $879,372 $2,567,120
06 Chemical Prod. $17,218,962 $10,126,372
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,175,957 $3,673,898
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $335,298 $460,273
09 Wood Prod. $1,682,018 $5,703
10 Paper Prod. $16,009,125 $1,300,282
11 Textiles Prod. $3,101,167 $23,309,769
12 Dress Access. $259,451 $5,580,247
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $565,744 $437,290
14 Precious Metals/stones $71,160 $1,446,219,603
15 Base Metal Prod. $29,585,518 $678,401
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $66,707,370 $56,629,606
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,859,228 $1,970,095
18 Specialized Inst. $2,932,144 $43,330,561
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $1,229,260 $811,787
21 Antiques $179 $5,952

Capital: Santo Domingo
Population (million): 10.602
Total Area: 48,730km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 38.89 Dominican Peso (DOP)(2014)
National Holiday: February 27 (Independence Day)
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Representative democracy

Type of Government:
Representative democracy; bicameral Congress with a 32 member Senate and 178-member Chamber of Deputies; both houses are directly elected; elections are held every 4 years; 32 provinces and 1 national district.

Head of State:
President Danilo Medina Sanchez

Head of Government:
President Danilo Medina Sanchez

Ministers:
Vice President: Margarita Cede�o de Fern�ndez
Foreign Relations: Carlos Morales Troncoso
Industry & Commerce: Jos� del Castillo Savi�on

Main Political Parties:
( seats in Chamber/Senate) PLD (Dominican Liberation Party) 102/31 PRD (Dominican Revolutionary Party) 73/0 PRSC (Social/Christian Reformist Party) 3/1

Elections:
Next Presidential: 2016


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Dominican Republic Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 70.77 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 6675.4 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.3 2.53
Inflation: (%) 3 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 6.4 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $195,959,661
Canadian imports from country: $1,643,138,725
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Dominican Republic: $383 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Hector Virgilio Alcantara Mejia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Georges Boiss�


July 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27