In 2022, exports of the agroindustrial sector reached USD$2,036 million, growing by 7.8% compared to 2021 and by 37% to 2020. According to statistics, companies located in the province of Santiago represent 40% of total exports, occupying the first position in 2022.
This was reported by the executive director of the Export and Investment Center of the Dominican Republic (ProDominicana), Biviana Riveiro Disla, during the closing of the exhibition of products of the exportable supply of the agro-industrial sector.
Merchandise exports reached “historical record” for June with US$1,112.3 million, experiencing a positive growth compared to the same month of the previous year and a positive growth of 33% with respect to this month of the pre-pandemic year, 2019.
It is highlighted that, the United States is the main export destination for this sector, reaching the figure of USD$91.7 million in 2023, which represents 58.33% of the total amount reached in 2023 and perceiving an increase of 8.65% compared to 2022 and 16.08% compared to 2021. In addition, other important destinations such as Haiti, Puerto Rico and Spain receive agro-industrial products from the country.
“From ProDominicana we continue to promote the increase in the production and export of agribusiness in the country, representing important opportunities to boost the country’s economy, thanks to the significant amount of inputs that continue to demand international markets,” said the executive.
The exhibition was in charge of the chef Inés Páez (Tita), with a gastronomic show loaded with the culinary culture and flavors of Dominican products, with a gastronomic show loaded with the culinary culture and flavors of Dominican products.
Riveiro Disla expressed that the Dominican Republic continues to emerge as an exporting power in the field of industrialized foods thanks to its quality standards.
In the culinary show, the chef Tita, recognized for rescuing the Dominican gastronomic heritage, giving value to local products and farmers of the fields, used the products of the exportable offer to make recipes that delighted those who attended the event, among them the following stand out: Profuveca (Monte Fresco), Alimentos Frotuna (Casabi, Industrias Kingston, Levapan, Guaraguano Foods, Molinos del Sol, Heritage Chocolate, Zofka de León (Villa Sol), Aproalca (Grysa), Ma Coco, Jomisardys, Galletas Napolitanas.
In addition, Café Santo Domingo held an exhibition where the preparation of its beverages at different temperatures was exhibited. Also, the company Neros prepared a gastronomic demonstration based on ice cream. During the course of the event various brands present at the stand offered various tastings of their products.