The Dominican Republic is the 88th largest export economy in the world and the 74th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2017, the Dominican Republic exported $8.73B and imported $16.7B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $7.99B. In 2017 the GDP of the Dominican Republic was $75.9B and its GDP per capita was $16k.
The top exports of the Dominican Republic are Gold ($1.5B), Rolled Tobacco ($758M), Low-voltage Protection Equipment ($510M), Knit T-shirts ($472M) and Medical Instruments ($434M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Refined Petroleum ($1.67B), Cars ($815M), Petroleum Gas ($786M), Crude Petroleum ($381M) and Broadcasting Equipment ($337M).
The top export destinations of the Dominican Republic are the United States ($3.64B), Canada ($863M), Haiti ($830M), India ($594M) and Germany ($197M). The top import origins are the United States ($7.02B), China ($2.26B), Mexico ($806M), Brazil ($616M) and Spain ($561M).