Imports declined 16.47% in 2020


The Customs Agency (DGA) reports that imports were US$17.28 billion in 2020, for a 16.47% decline compared to January-December 2019. Fuel imports were down 10.59%, accounting for most of the reduction in imports. Of the total, 47.68% were consumer goods, 35.02% raw materials and 17.29% capital goods.

Consumer goods were down 18.42%, raw materials 15.56% and capital goods 12.65%. Consumer goods imports were RD$8.24 billion, raw materials were RD$6.05 billion and capital goods US$7.17 billion.

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Diario Libre

20 January 2021