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International tourism expenditures as a share of total imports

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In 2017, tourism expenditures as a share of imports in Dominican Republic was 4.44 %. In the ranking by tourism expenditures as a share of imports including 153 countries, Dominican Republic has the 71st rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Dominica and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Compared to Australia which at the top of the ranking with tourism expenditures as a share of imports of 13.66 % in 2017, Dominican Republic has 67.52 % percent lower tourism expenditures as a share of imports.

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What is tourism expenditures as a share of imports?

International tourism expenditures are expenditures of international outbound visitors in other countries, including payments to foreign carriers for international transport. These expenditures may include those by residents traveling abroad as same-day visitors, except in cases where these are important enough to justify separate classification. For some countries they do not include expenditures for passenger transport items. Their share in imports is calculated as a ratio to imports of goods and services, which comprise all transactions between residents of a country and the rest of the world involving a change of ownership from nonresidents to residents of general merchandise, goods sent for processing and repairs, nonmonetary gold, and services.