Exports from free zones totaled US$522 million in January

The exports from free zones grew 9% in January 2023compared to January 2022 and reached US$522 million in the first month of the year, reported the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and MSMEs (MICM).

The institution highlighted that, if the performance of the sector is compared with January 2019, the pre-pandemic year, the exports from free zones grew 23%which reinforces the positive expectations about the performance of the sector.

In the reference month, the exports from the free zone regime represented 61.6% of the US$ 847.4 million exported in total, while those of the national regime, 38.4%, which reaffirms the predominance of free zones in the Dominican export structure.

The institution pointed out that the sector exported US$42.9 million more than in January 2022, for a total of US$521.9 million this year, compared to the US$478.9 registered in the same month last year, according to figures from the Directorate General of Customs (DGA).

The Minister of Industry, Commerce and MSMEs, Víctor -Ito- Bisonó, affirmed that the sector maintains a sustained growth trend and has made significant investments, positively impacting its production capacity and job creation.

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