The sector Free trade zone of the Dominican Republic has a record of the Foreign direct investment (FDI) from more than 40 countries, being USA the main investment partner, with an accumulated investment of 2,136.73 million dollars.
According to data from the National Council of Free trade zone of Exportation (CNZFE), at the end of 2021, the Foreign direct investment accumulated by the free trade zone reached the figure of 4,642.01 million dollars, growing by 12% compared to 2020, with an approximate amount of 500.05 million dollars.
According to the study “Provincial productive profiles for the promotion of exports and the attraction of investment for development”, USA heads the list as the main investment partner in the sector of Free trade zonegrowing by 11%.
The United Kingdom is in second place, with 391.41 million dollars, growing by 1%. Germany is in third place, with 378.58 million dollars, growing by 13%; and in fourth place Canada, with 249.85 million dollars, growing by 11%.
There are also: Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, China and South Korea, among others.
Accumulated Foreign Direct Investment by sector and country of origin
The official document details that by 2021, FDI captured by the Dominican Republic reached the figure of 3,102.1 million dollars, growing by 21% compared to 2020, and exceeding by 3% that reached in the pre-pandemic in 2019 .
It specifies that the main sectors attracting foreign direct investment by 2021 they are Tourism, with a 31% share, with an amount of 961.8 million dollars; Real estate 16%, with 497.4 million dollars; Mining 15%, with 472.5 million dollars; and Commerce/Industry 11%, with 330.7 million dollars.
It points out that the amount of FDI Stock during the period 2011-2021 of the Dominican Republic amounts to the figure of 29,018.4 million dollars, especially highlighting the investment destined to the tourism sectors, with 6,757.1 million dollars and a participation of 23%. In second place and very closely trade/industry, with 6,436.9 million dollars, representing 22%.
In addition, the real estate sector continues in third place, with 4,396.3 million dollars and a 15% share, and in fourth place is the mining sector, with an accumulated investment of 4,060.3 million dollars, for a 14% share.
Through the study it is explained that the Dominican Republic receives flows of Foreign direct investment from different countries in all regions of the world, which has allowed the nation to become one of the most popular investment destinations in the region.
He adds that the main partners of foreign direct investment in the country are USA, with 6,676.5 million dollars; Canada, with 4,331.90 million dollars; Brazil, with 2,244 million dollars; Spain, with 1,869.9 million dollars; and Mexico, with 1,603.7 million dollars.