Total imports grew by 35% in the first eight months of 2022
Santo Domingo, DR.
Total imports between January and August of this year amounted to US$20,692.48 million, which reflects an increase of 35.38% in relation to the same period of 2021.
Separating non-oil imports, the growth is 23.60%, going from US$12,997.06 million in January-August 2021 to US$16,064.39 million in 2022.
According to the Trade Magazine published by the Directorate General of Customs (DGA), 81.85% of imports were imported under the consumer dispatch regime, 17.79% through free trade zones, and the remaining 0.36% through other regimes.
Of the total imports, 44.83% corresponds to consumer goods, 41.63% to raw materials, and 13.54% to capital goods. Consumer goods grew by 28.69%, while raw materials and capital goods grew by 47.51% and 25.31%, respectively.
The top 10 countries accounted for 77.22% of total imports to the Dominican Republic, 55.26% of which originated in two markets: the United States (40.86%) and China (14.40%).
Of these, 93.89% were imported by sea, 6.09% by air, and the remaining 0.02% by land. The 91.99% is concentrated in five administrations: Haina (44.95%), Caucedo (31.15%), Santo Domingo (8.14%), Las Americas International Airport (AILA) (5.80%), and Puerto Plata (1.95%).