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Dominican Republic
Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Currency Dominican Peso (DOP)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 48671  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 10056  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 206.6  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Santo Domingo (2191)  
United Nations membership date 24 October 1945  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 55433  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 50980  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 33431  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 4.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 9.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 5512.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 5135.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 3609.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 5321.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 4957.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 3407.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 16.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 16.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 38.79 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$) 2011 -4499  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -4330  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -473  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 341 Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 314  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 230  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 121 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 114 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 127  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 123  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 129  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 125  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ... Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 14.9 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 22.3 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ... Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 12.0 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 14.6 Age group 10 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 51.0  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 50.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 48.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 78.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 78.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 80.3  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 4306 Air arrivals. Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 4125 Air arrivals. Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 3691 Air arrivals. Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 126 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 164  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 97.6  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 99.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 48.8  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 35.5  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 31.4  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 11.5  
Exports (million US$) 2011 6112.5  
Imports (million US$) 2011 18156.1  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -12043.6  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United States (54.5), Haiti (16.6), China (5.4)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United States (41.6), China (9.8), Venezuela (6.8)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.2  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.0  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.7  
Urban population (%) 2012 70.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 30.4  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 9.5/9.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 100.6  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 76.6/71.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 21.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.5  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 72.9  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 434.3/4.3  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 2380  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 2.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 91.3/92.3  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 61.3 UNESCO estimate. 2004.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 3.2/22.0  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 20.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 134  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 41.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 20317/2.1  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 641.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1447  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.5/30.4  
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