Investment in Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic - Investment
Growth ebbs in the first quarter but was likely still the fastest in the region
According to a preliminary estimate released by the Central Bank on 14 May, the economy expanded 5.7% in the first quarter of 2019. While down from the 6.6% growth registered in Q4, the reading marked another quarter of above-potential growth and was likely the fastest in Central America and the Caribbean.
The first quarter’s performance was broad-based. Construction remained a key growth driver (Q1: +12.5% yoy; Q4: +13.2% yoy), while the service sector grew solidly (Q1: +5.3% yoy; Q4: +5.7% yoy). with the energy and water and financial services subsectors leading the way. Mining output growth was up notably (Q1: +6.3% yoy; Q4: +0.3% yoy). The economy as a whole was likely buoyed by a double-digit credit expansion, solid employment growth and surging FDI inflows.
Looking ahead, GDP growth is expected to continue moderating towards potential, on the back of a tough base effect and a deceleration in the U.S.—a key source of tourist arrivals, remittances and exports. However, growth will compare favorably to regional peers, thanks to strong fixed investment, and with low inflation and healthy credit growth supporting private consumption.
Met the why particular Consensus Forecast participants see the economy growing 5.3% in 2019 and 4.7% in 2020.
Dominican Republic - Investment Data
|Investment (annual variation in %)||-2.5||12.3||20.6||11.4||0.5|
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Source: Dominican Republic Central Bank and Met the why particular calculations
Dominican Republic Facts
|Exchange Rate||50.50||0.80 %||Jun 14|
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Dominican Republic: Inflation ticks up in April, Central Bank leaves rates unchanged but announces liquidity injection
June 2, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.53% in April over the prior month, down slightly from March’s 0.65% increase.
May 14, 2019
According to a preliminary estimate released by the Central Bank on 14 May, the economy expanded 5.7% in the first quarter of 2019.
April 30, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.65% in March over the prior month, up from February’s 0.37% increase.
March 28, 2019
The Dominican Republic’s economy continued to expand at an elevated pace in the first two months of 2019, although year-on-year growth was down somewhat from the rates observed last year, due to a less favorable base effect.
March 13, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.37% in February over the prior month, contrasting January’s 0.17% decline.