Dominican Republic

U.S. Trade with Dominican Republic in 2021

Export Market Rank
#15 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$1.9 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.62 Billion
Compound Average Growth
5.1% (2012-2021)
Total Export Value 2012 - 2021
Export Value by Commodity 2021

Top 10 Exports to Dominican Republic in 2021

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybean Meal $220.99 Million 473,815 $191.84 Million 14%
Tobacco $193.47 Million 15,453 $111.63 Million 119%
Pork & Pork Products $150.75 Million 58,710 $71.85 Million 318%
Forest Products $132.84 Million --- $83.78 Million 166%
Corn $116.21 Million 445,319 $90.86 Million 198%
Dairy Products $116.02 Million 29,411 $82.14 Million 67%
Other Consumer Oriented $101.6 Million 11,178 $67.97 Million 237%
Wheat $98.56 Million 359,791 $101.27 Million -43%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (ex. Eggs) $95.85 Million 64,031 $64.05 Million 126%
Beef & Beef Products $78.58 Million 7,904 $52.75 Million 141%

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Dominican Republic: Exporter Guide

The economy of the Dominican Republic, which is the third-largest market for U.S. consumer-oriented products in the Western Hemisphere and the 15th globally for agricultural and related products, has bounced back due to the opening of the tourism, hotel, and restaurant sectors. During the first 10 months of 2022, the demand for consumer-oriented products increased over 20 percent from the same period last year.
On September 29, 2021, the General Directorate of Internal Tax (DGII) of the Dominican Republic (DR) issued Regulation 07-21 implementing the Fiscal Control and Traceability System for Alcoholic Beverages and Cigars (TRAFICO) to tackle illicit trade and tax evasion in the alcoholic beverage and cigarette sectors.
In July 2021, authorities detected African Swine Fever (ASF) in the Dominican Republic (DR). The disease, which rapidly spread throughout the country, crippled local swine production, but boosted export opportunities for U.S. swine meat producers to the Dominican market.

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Food for Progress Program – FY 2021 Report to Congress

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