Dominican Republic economy grew by 13.3% in the first half of 2021

The activities with the greatest expansion were construction (42.2%), free zones (31.7%), local manufacturing (14.3%), transportation and storage (13.7%), mining (11.4%), and commerce (10.7%).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The economy of the Dominican Republic grew 13.3% in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2020, Central Bank (BCRD) Governor Héctor Valdez Albizu reported Thursday.

This increase exceeds the expectations "of what we had projected for the closing of the first half of 2021", said the official at a press conference, who put the increase in June, the last month analyzed, at 12.7%.

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