The trade sector is a dynamic part of the Dominican economy. Its performance
has been highly linked to general economic cycles experienced by the country.
During the macroeconomic crisis of 2003-2004, the trade commerce was significantly
affected. The stability enjoyed by the domestic economy after recovering from
the crisis has allowed merchants to recover as well.
In the year 2005, the trade sector represented more than 10% of
total national production, making it without doubt one of the main sectors of
the Dominican economy.
Indicators of Trade Activity (2004-2005)
Indicators of Trade Activity (2004-2005) - Value Added (1970
prices in DR Pesos) - Importation of Marketable Goods (Millions of DR Pesos)
- Supermarket Sales (Millions of DR Pesos) - Energy Consumption (Thousands of
Kilowatt Hours) - Consumer Bank Loans (Millions of DR Pesos) - Preliminary Data
- Source: Department of Monetary Planning and Economic Research and International
Trade Sector in the Dominican Republic (1970-2005) –
Trade Sector in the Dominican Republic (1970-2005) – Millions of DR Pesos –
Source: Central Bank of the Dominican Republic