Overview: In 2018 Dominican Republic was the number 66 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 96 in total exports, the number 83 in total imports, and the number 76 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2018, Dominican Republic exported $8.24B and imported $15B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$6.73B. In 2018, Dominican Republic's exports per capita were $775 and its imports per capita were $1.41k.
Trade: The top exports of Dominican Republic are Gold ($1.32B), Low-voltage Protection Equipment ($775M), Rolled Tobacco ($769M), Medical Instruments ($535M), and Knit T-shirts ($355M). The top imports of Dominican Republic are Refined Petroleum ($1.59B), Cars ($678M), Petroleum Gas ($645M), Non-Retail Pure Cotton Yarn ($267M), and Corn ($260M).
Destinations: Dominican Republic exports mostly to United States ($4.45B), Canada ($669M), India ($548M), Switzerland ($216M), and Germany ($201M), and imports mostly from United States ($6.45B), China ($2.11B), Brazil ($715M), Spain ($675M), and Mexico ($589M).
Location: Dominican Republic borders Haiti by land and Colombia, Venezuela, Aruba, Curaçao, and Turks and Caicos Islands by sea.