Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is one of the largest Central American markets for U.S. food and agricultural products. U.S. exports reached a record $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2014, up 13 percent from the prior year. Soybean meal and oil, wheat, corn, diary, and processed food products were among the top U.S. agricultural exports to the Dominican Republic last year.

The United States works with the Dominican Republic both bilaterally and through the CAFTA-DR agreement to promote mutually beneficial trade and investment. Since CAFTA-DR went into effect there in 2007, U.S. exports to the Dominican Republic have seen substantial growth.

Data & Analysis

April 14, 2015
During Marketing Year 2014/2015 (MY 2014/15) Post projects overall sugar production of 540,000 Metric Tons (MT), down from 561,324 MT produced during MY 2013/14.
April 14, 2015
Wheat consumption in the Dominican Republic during MY 2015/16 is forecast at 390,000 MT, with imports remaining strong at 520,000 MT.