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Imports up by 8%

According to statistics from the Central Bank, total imports to the Dominican Republic in the first three months of this year reached US$4,208.7 million, US$311.5 million more (+8%) than during the same period last year.

Consumer goods accounted for US$1,790.5 million, raw materials for US$1,824.2 million and capital good for US$594 million.

In the consumer goods area, the highest amounts were fuel at US$555 million, automobiles and electrical domestic products US$306.2 million, food products US$215.3 million and pharmaceutical products US$133.5 million.

Raw materials were mostly for the export free zones, US$839.2 million, crude oil at US$118.7 million and iron and steel US$116.3 million.

As far as capital goods were concerned, the largest item was machine parts at US$134.8 million, goods for industry US$104.1 million, for transport US$60 million and for construction US$26.4 million.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

July 20, 2017

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