Foreign trade as a share of GDP reached 52.9 % in 2017 in Dominican Republic, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.70 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Dominican Republic reached an all time high of 84.4 % in 2003 and an all time low of 36.6 % in 1965. When compared to Dominican Republic's main peers, foreign trade as a share of GDP in Cuba amounted to 26.2 %, 82.6 % in Jamaica, 77.5 % in Mexico and 27.1 % in USA in 2017.
Dominican Republic has been ranked 127th within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of foreign trade as a share of GDP, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Trade is the sum of exports and imports of goods and services measured as a share of gross domestic product.