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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Caribbean  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 48231  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 10649  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 220.4  
Capital city 2015 Santo Domingo  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 2945  
Currency 2015 Dominican Peso (DOP)  
UN membership date 2013 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 63969  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 53043  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 35662  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 7.3  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 8.3  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 9.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 6147.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 5359.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3860.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 6.2 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 6.5 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 8.1 Excludes irrigation canals and landscaping care.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 28.7 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 30.1 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 32.7 Excludes publishing activities, includes irrigation canals.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 65.1 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 63.4 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 59.2 Excludes repair of personal and household goods. Includes publishing activities and landscaping care.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 14.5 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 12.0 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 14.6 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 17.4 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 14.9 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 22.3 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 41.9 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 52.4 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 58.8 Persons aged 10 years and over. Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 14.5 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 12.4 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 18.0 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 52.2/78.7 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 49.3/78.7 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 48.8/80.7 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 381  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 314  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 230  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 133 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 128  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 136 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 130  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 129 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2013.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 114 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -2026  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -4006 Break in the time series.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -473  
Exports (million US$) 2015 8384.1  
Imports (million US$) 2015 17347.8  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -8963.7  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United States (53.6), Haiti (12.1), Canada (8.4)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 United States (41.3), China (13.4), Mexico (4.6)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.2  
Urban population (%) 2015 79.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.5  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 76.5/70.2  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 58  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 415.6/4.0  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 5141 Including nationals residing abroad. Arrivals by air.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 135131 Revised estimate includes only individuals born in the country where both parents were born abroad. This estimate does not include subsequent generations of individuals of foreign descent as such it does not include all persons without nationality.  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 25  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.4 Data revision.  
Health: Physicians (per 1 000 pop.) 2013 1.5 2011.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 95.7/105.4  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 82.4/74.4  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 58.8/36.4  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 17.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 20.8  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 78.9 Decrease due to operator updating their records to exclude inactive subscriptions.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 49.6 Estimate.  
Patents: Resident filings (per million pop.) 2014 1.0  
Threatened species 2015 153  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 39.7 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 22072/2.2  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 43  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 33.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 11.2  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 85.5/81.9  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 86.2/75.7  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 0.3  
Trade Profile
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