1. Market Research
Country Forecast Dominican Republic September 2017 Updater

Country Forecast Dominican Republic September 2017 Updater

  • September 2017
  • ID: 1698375
  • Format: PDF


Table of Contents

Search Inside

  • The president, Danilo Medina of the Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (PLD), will benefit from the PLD's control of Congress until his term ends in 2020. The Partido Revolucionario Moderno will be the main opposition force during the forecast period. Its candidate in 2016, Luis Abinader, is likely to run again in 2020, but term limits currently prohibit Mr Medina from doing so.
  • Mr Medina will pursue policies to upgrade the education system, alleviate poverty, support farmers, and help small and medium-sized enterprises. Much-needed electricity and labour reforms will also be part of the agenda, but are unlikely to materialise in the medium term. Corruption will become a greater public concern, and will remain a problem, with a damaging effect on the business climate.
  • The fiscal deficit will narrow in 2017-18, from 2.8% of GDP in 2016, owing to fiscal measures introduced in late 2016 to boost revenue. It will widen modestly in 2019-ahead of the elections-before being reined in. The fiscal deficit and the debt burden will remain manageable throughout the forecast period.
  • GDP growth will slow from 6.6% in 2016 to more sustainable levels in 2017-21, averaging 3.7%. Firm demand in the US (notwithstanding a brief slowdown in 2020 will provide support.
  • Inflation will rise from an average of 1.6% in 2016 to an average of 3.1% in 2017-21, and the peso will weaken at a steady crawl. From an average of 2.5% of GDP in 2017-18 the current-account deficit will widen to an average of 3.4% of GDP in 2019-21 as oil prices rise. Inflows from mineral exports, tourism and remittances will be strong, but debt interest payments will also grow. Foreign direct investment will average 3.1% of GDP in 2017-21, sufficient to cover most of the current-account deficit.
  • Government social spending and workers' remittances will bolster consumer demand and household consumption. The population is relatively young, and the old-age dependency ratio will remain low. However, high rates of poverty and inequality will restrict broader market opportunities.
  • The business climate will be suboptimal, reflecting infrastructure deficiencies and low skill levels. Roads are improving, but energy supply problems will affect business until structural reforms to the sector are introduced. Foreign investment will be drawn mainly into tourism, real estate, energy, commerce and communications.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.
Ahmad helps you find the right report:

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.
Purchase Reports From Reputable Market Research Publishers
Getting Serious About Marketing Ethics: Trust, Power, and  the Profession

Getting Serious About Marketing Ethics: Trust, Power, and the Profession

  • $ 4104
  • February 2019

This IDC Perspective explores the topic of marketing's practical response to discussions about transparency, privacy, bias, trust, and social responsibility that are happening at leading tech companies ...

Diabetes Therapies Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2023

Diabetes Therapies Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2023

  • $ 4000
  • March 2019

Diabetes Therapies Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2023 report provides the strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global diabetes ...

Global Cybersecurity Market (2017-2022)

Global Cybersecurity Market (2017-2022)

  • $ 2950
  • March 2019

The global cybersecurity market is expected to witness high adoption, owing to rapid digitalization, higher spending on information security, and the advent of 5G. Various industrial and commercial sectors ...


Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on