Economy October 20, 2016 | 5:33 pm

Dominican economy grows 6.9% thru 3Q: Central banker

Santo Domingo.- Central banker Hector Valdez Albizu onThursday said preliminary figures show that Dominican Republic’s GDP grew 6.9% fromJanuary to September, an increase he affirmed is well above its potential .

Speaking to mark the Central Bank’s 69thanniversary, the official said the growth was paced by mining, with 22.3%,construction 12.2%, agriculture 10.6%, financial intermediation 10.4%, health8.2%, other service activities 7.1%, retail 6.7%, education 6.3%, hotels, barsand restaurants 5.9%, transport 5.3%, local manufacturing5.3%, among others.

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In reference to recent concerns over areported shortage of dollars, he official reiterated that the Dominican economyis generating enough of the US currency to meet demand of the variousproductive sectors.

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