Economy February 19, 2018 | 11:31 am

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Dominican Republic ships 61.02% of its exports by sea

Santo Domingo.- 61.02% of Dominican exports during the first three quarters of 2017 were shipped by sea, 31.03% by air and 7.95% by road.

The National Statistics Office (ONE) said Dominican exports from January to September last year totaled US$6.6 billion, of which US$4.0 billion were transported by sea, US$2.1 million by air, and US$527.0 million by land.

ONE director Alexandra Izquierdo said port dispatch figures show that 50.66% of the exports were from Haina Oriental; 22.04% from Caucedo Multimodal; 11.58% from Puerto Plata and 8.36% from Santo Domingo.

“By air it can be observed that 94.50% was exported through Las Americas International Airport and 3.51% from Cibao (Santiago) International Airport; whereas by road 38.34% was exported through Jimaní and 35.95% by Dajabón (west),” the official said in a statement.

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