Economy August 18, 2015 | 9:04 am

Dominican Republic exports fall 16.3%

SantoDomingo.- In contrast with the recent figures supplied by the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic, theEconomic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) reports thatduring this year’s first quarter exports from the Dominican Republic havedeclined by 16.3% compared to the same period in 2014.

Theregional body adds that this decrease was accompanied by a 21.6% growth inimports during the period in question.

According to ECLAC, in monetary termsthe country exported 1.9 billion dollars worth of goods between January and March2015, while imports reached US$4.017 billion, a deficit of US$2.025 billion.

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