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Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Surface area (sq km) 48192  
Population (est., 000) 10529  
Pop. density (per sq km) 217.0  
Capital city Santo Domingo  
Capital city pop. (000) 2873  
Currency Dominican Peso (DOP)  
UN membership date 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 60612  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 50980  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 33431  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 4.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 9.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 5826.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 5089.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3578.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 5556.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4923.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3377.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 14.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 16.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 42.85 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 37.93 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 34.88 Principal rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 -2467  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -4006  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -473  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 370  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 314  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 230  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2013 113 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2010 100 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2005 88 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 133  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 128  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 136  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 130  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 14.9  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 12.4  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 18.0  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 17.8 ISIC Rev.2. 2011. April to June. Break in series.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 14.9 ISIC Rev.2. Population aged 10 and over.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 22.3 ISIC Rev.2. Population aged 10 and over.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 14.5 ISIC Rev.2. 2011. April to June. Break in series.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 12.0 ISIC Rev.2. Population aged 10 and over.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 14.6 ISIC Rev.2. Population aged 10 and over.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 51.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 51.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 49.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 78.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 78.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 80.5  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 4690 Arrivals by air. Including nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 4125 Arrivals by air. Including nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 3691 Arrivals by air. Including nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 38 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 36  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 24  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 88.4  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 88.8  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 38.8  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 45.9 Population aged 12 and over.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 31.4 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 11.5  
Exports (million US$) 2013 7961.0  
Imports (million US$) 2013 17845.0  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -9884.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 United States (51.1), Haiti (13.1), Canada (12.2)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 United States (38.2), China (10.5), Venezuela (7.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.2  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -3.2  
Urban population (%) 2014 78.1  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 29.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 9.7/9.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 100.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 76.6/70.3  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 25.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.5  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 73.0  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 402.5/3.9  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 211434 Including an estimated number of individuals resident in the country who belong to the first generation born on Dominican territory to Haitian migrant parents. No population data is currently available on subsequent generations born in the Dominican Republic.  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 3.8  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 89.0/90.1  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 61.3  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 22.1  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 20.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 147  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 40.8  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 11.2  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 81.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 82.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 21888/2.2  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 32.0  
Trade Profile
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