Information on the Dominican Republic
Below we present a summary of information on the Dominican Republic relating to various aspects of the countries economy. Ideal for your school projects if nothing else!!!
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1. Information on the Dominican Republic: GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP)
GDP (2000 est.): Purchasing power parity - $53.78 billion
GDP - real growth rate (2002 est.): 4.1%
GDP - per capita (2002 est.): Purchasing power parity - $6,300
GDP - composition by sector (2001):
Population below poverty line: 25%
Household income or consumption by Percentage share (1998):
Inflation rate (consumer prices – 2002 est.): 5.3%
Labor force: approx 2.5 million
Labor force - by occupation (1998 est.):
Unemployment rate (2002 est.): 14.5%
Budget (2001 est.):
2. Information on the Dominican Republic: KEY INDUSTRIES
Industrial production growth rate (2001 est.): 2%
Electricity – production (2001): 9.186 billion kWh
Electricity - production by source (2001):
Electricity – consumption (2001): 8.543 billion kWh
Oil – consumption (2001 est.): 129,000 bbl/day
3. Information on the Dominican Republic: AGRICULTURE
Major agricultural products:
4. Information on the Dominican Republic: EXPORTS AND IMPORTS
Exports (2002 est.): $5.3 billion f.o.b.
Exports - commodities:
Exports –major partners (2002):
Imports (2002 est.): $8.7 billion f.o.b.
Imports - commodities:
Imports – major partners (2002):
5. Information on the Dominican Republic: OTHER FINANCIAL STATS.
Debt – external (2002 est.): $4.8 billion
Economic aid – recipient (1995): $239.6 million
Currency: Dominican peso (DOP)
Currency code: DOP.
US $ Exchange rate (5 year variation):
Dominican pesos per US dollar –
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Fiscal year: Calendar year
6. Information on the Dominican Republic: COMMUNICATIONS
Telephones - main lines in use (1997): 709,000
Telephones - mobile cellular (1997): 130,149
Domestic: Relatively efficient system based on island-wide microwave radio relay network.
International: 1 coaxial submarine cable; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)
Radio broadcast stations (1998): AM 120, FM 56, shortwave 4
Television broadcast stations (1997): 25
Internet country code: .do
Internet Service Providers - ISPs (2000): 24
Internet users (2002): 186,000
7. Information on the Dominican Republic: TRANSPORT
Railways: Total track: 1,503 km
Standard gauge (2002): 375 km 1.435-m gauge
(note: 986 km also operated by sugar companies in 1.076-m, 0.889-m, and 0.762-m gauges)
Narrow gauge: 142 km 0.762-m gauge
Highways: Total: 12,600 km
Paved: 6,224 km
Unpaved (1999): 6,376 km
Pipelines: Crude oil 96 km; petroleum products 8 km
Ports and harbors:
Merchant marine (2002 est.): Total: 1 ships (1,000 GRT or over) 1,587 GRT/1,165 DWT
ships by type: cargo 1
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