Dominican Republic

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About Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is part of the Hispaniola Antilles (shared with Haiti) of the Caribbean Islands. This central American country is part of the Spanish Colonization

The economy of the country is considered to be the largest in the region. It has the second largest gold mine in the world. The country also exports various agricultural products such as sugar, cocoa, and coffee.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCaribbean Region
Capital CitySanto Domingo
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesSpanish
CurrencyDominican peso, DOP
Phone Code +1-809, 1-829, 1-849
Important CitiesSantiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo Oeste, Santo Domingo Este, Santo Domingo Norte, San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Concepción de la Vega, San Pedro de Macorís, La Romana, Los Alcarrizos, San Francisco de Macoris, San Cristóbal, Salvaleón de Higüey, Santa Cruz de Barahona, Bonao, San Juan de la Maguana, Baní, Bajos de Haina
National DayIndependence Day (Feb-27)
GDP (nominal)USD 120.629 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking115
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Forestry,Mining
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsHaiti 
Member of(United Nations)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Electrical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Fashion and Apparel, Pharmaceutical Products, Fruits and Nuts, Cosmetics and Accessories, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Other Products
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Silk & Textiles, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Edible Oils & Seeds, Gems & Jewellery, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Ceramic Products, Glass and glassware
Total Exports ValueUSD 12.390 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 29.990 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 17.6 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and the Dominican Republic has increased significantly in last few years, with balance of trade in favour of DR. Two way trade increased to US $ 900.23 million in 2016-17. Main items of India’s exports are cotton textiles and readymade garments, drugs and pharmaceuticals, furniture, transport equipment, manufactures of metals, chemicals, plastic and linoleum products, tea, processed foods and marine products. Gold accounts for 70.20 % of DR exports to India in 2016.
Major Exports to IndiaGems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Wood and Pulp, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Books and Papers, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Plastics and Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Machinery & Appliances, Ceramic Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Rubber and Products, Household Items & Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Fashion and Apparel
India's Imports ValueUSD 360.31 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 329.63 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 30.68 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for Dominican RepublicHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in Cuba)
H.E. Mr. Eddy Handal
Honorary Consul General
AutoHas Av John F. Kennedy esq. Gracita Alvarez, Santo Domingo (*Under E/I Havana).
001-809-3344111 (O)

Embassy of India in Republic of Haiti (Accredited to the dominican-republic )
H.E. Mr. Ramu Abbagani
Honourable Ambassador
Calle 21, No.202,Esquina a K, Vedado, Plaza,Havana, Cuba
00-53-7-8333777, 8333169, 8381700

Embassy Details of Dominican Republic in IndiaEmbassy of the Dominican Republic
H.E. Mr. David Emmanuel Puig Buchel
B-1/20, Ground Floor,Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-43425000 (O)