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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
2009 $133,293,605 $147,543,416
2010 $196,228,094 $143,732,754
2011 $148,768,143 $148,537,206
2012 $127,403,062 $283,546,185
2013 $154,300,196 $1,229,661,987
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Dominican Republic
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $17,973,732 $250,527
02 Veg. Prod. $12,413,770 $18,298,451
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $256 $413
04 Food Prod. $1,345,279 $13,267,281
05 Mineral Prod. $534,744 $1,805,927
06 Chemical Prod. $15,444,630 $7,270,762
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,393,237 $3,215,882
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $291,221 $160,429
09 Wood Prod. $714,781 $5,318
10 Paper Prod. $13,671,912 $397,578
11 Textiles Prod. $3,418,625 $20,577,721
12 Dress Access. $145,670 $4,854,093
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $408,557 $669,520
14 Precious Metals/stones $23,452 $1,055,135,332
15 Base Metal Prod. $5,234,651 $773,595
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $44,515,978 $42,996,338
17 Vehicles and Equip. $25,116,166 $1,760,616
18 Specialized Inst. $4,026,236 $57,453,308
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $65
20 Misc. Articles $1,614,574 $761,608
21 Antiques $ $489

Capital: Santo Domingo
Population (million): 10.415
Total Area: 48,730km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 39.95 Dominican Peso (DOP)(2013)
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 Cedeño de Fernández
Foreign Relations: Carlos Morales Troncoso
Industry & Commerce: José del Castillo Saviñon

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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Dominican Republic Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 62.55 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 6005.99 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.09 2.01
Inflation: (%) 4.83 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 7.02 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $154,300,196
Canadian imports from country: $1,229,661,987
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Dominican Republic: $349 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-Designate Hector Virgilio Alcantara Mejia

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Georges Boissé


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27