Historically, this Caribbean nation has had a great vocation for trade with friendly nations. Initially, its economy was mainly based on the sole cultivation of sugarcane, whose finished product was destined to international markets. Nevertheless, with the diversification of production, the country has successfully ventured in non-traditional production models, along with the traditional sugar production.
In Dominican Republic there is excellent land for growing fruit and vegetables. The agribusiness sector offers great advantages due to the consumption of the growing local market and the over five million tourists visiting the country each year.
Traditional agriculture includes the production of sugar cane, coffee, cocoa and tobacco. The main non-traditional export products include fruits such as bananas, avocados, pineapples and melons. This is in addition to the industrial production that is gaining strength and becoming internationally known with the export of textiles, mining products, footwear and more.