GDP fall in 2020 the most intense since banking crisis
Santo Domingo.- The fall in the GDP that was registered in 2020 has been the most intense since the Dominican banking crisis of 2003.
Last year per capita income plummeted 11.6%, while the financial debacle at the beginning of this century caused a year-on-year decline of 20%, according to data from the Central Bank of the Dominican Republic.
GDP per capita – which refers to the wealth per inhabitant generated by an economy, in this case the Dominican one – closed last year at about US$7,544 per person.
The impact that COVID-19 had on the economy caused per capita income to decline to levels similar to those recorded five years ago.