US posts record exports to Dominican Republic

Pork exports rise 55%
calendar icon 22 February 2023
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US agricultural exports to the Dominican Republic reached an all-time record of $2.2 billion in 2022, a 14% increase from the previous record set last year, according to a recently-published USDA GAIN report.  

The increase in US exports was driven mainly by increased demand for consumer-oriented products. The top US agricultural export to the Dominican Republic in 2022 was the category for pork and pork products, reaching $234 million in 2022. This is a 55% increase from $151 million exported in 2021. The increased demand for pork products is a direct reflection of the severe impact of African Swine Fever (ASF) on local swine production. 

High demand for other meat products and consumer-oriented products was driven by an increase in the number of tourists visiting the country in 2022. Dominican exports to neighboring Haiti were also a driver.

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