Dominican Republic

U.S. Trade with Dominican Republic in 2022

Export Market Rank
#15 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$2.18 Billion
3-Year Average
$1.86 Billion
Compound Average Growth
6% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to Dominican Republic in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Soybean Meal $246.07 Million 481,441 $197.07 Million 41%
Pork & Pork Products $234.1 Million 85,691 $91.68 Million 439%
Tobacco $217.17 Million 19,342 $124.49 Million 123%
Dairy Products $158.33 Million 33,454 $91.04 Million 111%
Corn $155.04 Million 471,690 $102.46 Million 473%
Wheat $126.06 Million 316,287 $96.47 Million -17%
Forest Products $105.17 Million --- $89.3 Million 56%
Other Consumer Oriented $98.4 Million 11,059 $74.8 Million 167%
Beef & Beef Products $97.6 Million 9,440 $59.25 Million 188%
Poultry Meat & Prods. (excl. eggs) $81.39 Million 46,654 $67.92 Million 76%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Dominican Republic: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Dominican Republic continues to be a strong market for U.S. bulk agricultural products (e.g., corn), intermediate goods (e.g., soybean meal), and high value consumer-oriented products (e.g., processed food products), reaching a total export value...
The Dominican Republic, through its Ministry of Industry, Commerce and SME’s (MICM), announced the activation of the CAFTA-DR agricultural safeguard measure for imports of chicken leg quarters (CLQ’s) from the United States on October 30, 2023.
The closure of the Haiti-Dominican Republic border on September 14 due to a binational dispute over the construction of a canal on the Haitian side of the Dajabon River has exacerbated the food security situation in Haiti and caused mounting losses for Dominican farmers.

News and Features

USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis Taylor arrived in Panama City today to launch an agribusiness trade mission. Taylor and a delegation of representatives from agribusiness and farm organizations and state departments of agriculture look to develop stronger ties and build economic partnerships between the United States and Panama and markets throughout CAFTA-DR region.
USDA's Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead a delegation of 26 agribusinesses and farm organizations to Panama City, Panama, from March 19 to 23.
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – FY 2021 Report to Congress

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