Economy March 28, 2016 | 3:43 pm

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Dominican agro exports jump 22% to US$6.04B in 3 years

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s agro exports jumped 22%from 2012 to 2015 posting a total volume as high as US$6.04 billion, said Exportand Investment Center (CEI-RD) executive director Jean Alain Rodriguez on Monday.

He said during the 2012-2015 period agro exports climbedfrom US$1.34 billion in 2012 to US$1.63 billion in 2015, or an average annualgrowth of 9%, and 1.15% higher than the previous year.

Rodriquez said the US$1.47 billion exported in 2013 was a “substantialincrease” of 9.57% over 2012.

He said agro exports totaled US$1.6 billion during 2014, a 7.64%jump compared to 2013.

The official also noted that the US$1.63 billion in agroexports in 2015 was 2.91% higher than in 2014.

Growth areas

Rodriguez added that there were considerable increases inthe export of various agricultural products, among them cucumbers (170%),organic banana (115%), mangos (69%) and raw cocoa beans (56%).

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