Dominican Republic: Food Processing Ingredients Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   DR2024-0001
The Dominican Republic’s food processing industry totaled $2.91 billion for calendar year (CY) 2023 in activities categorized as “food industry,” while processed beverages and other products amounted to $2.68 billion over the same period. Meat and dairy processing, wheat milling, and bakery products continue to lead the food processing industry. Meanwhile, the United States remains a top supplier of meats, edible oils, fats, dairy products, wheat, and other key ingredients. As the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) moves steadily towards full implementation by January 1, 2025, there is potential for increased exports of these and other U.S. ingredients.

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