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Haiti - Economy : The binational markets in numbers
26/02/2011 11:59:30

Haiti - Economy : The binational markets in numbers
The Center for Export and Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD) has unveiled the first census of the vendors and the second study on the buyers who frequent the binational markets of the border area, so that the public and private institutions can plan their operations from a reliable database.

This census started in 2009 and ended in 2010, has identified 100% of the vendors on the binational markets, through the use of bilingual form, Spanish and Creole, it was realized at the initiative of the CEI-RD, and covers the general aspects as health, education, economy, organization, social, gender, status, nationality, occupation, and other services... are included in these studies the sellers and buyers, Dominicans as Haitians. This census has been funded with the support from the Institutional Support Programme for Regional Integration (ISPRI) of the Digecom (Directorate General of Multilateral Cooperation) and non-refundable funds from the European Union.

According to the first census of the sellers and the second study on the buyers

On the 5,221 sellers...
51.1% of the sellers are Haitians
48.23% are Dominicans
The remaining 0.67% are sellers from other nationalities

The Ages on the main market, that of Dajabón
1.193 have between 26 to 35 years
1.148 from 36 to 45 years
1.026 have 46 or more
675 are under 25 years

More men or women among the vendors ?
63.51% of sellers are women
36.49% are men

Who visits the market of Dajabón ?
It was determined that 181,707 people have visited the bi-national market, 95.055 are Dominican (52.3%) and 86.652 are Haitians (47.7%).

The purchases of the Haitians ?
Products sold to Haitians, are mainly basic food, clothing, fruit juice, rice, beverages, footwear, textiles, salt, building materials and detergents...

The sales of the Haitians ?
Haitians selling clothing, food, footwear, textiles and other products such as rice, juices, beverages.

65% of the Dominicans who buy clothes are intended for resale and 35% for consumption, while 78% of the Haitians buy to resell, while only 22% do it for consumption.

The purchases of the Dominicans ?
On a sample of 189 census form (101 Dominicans and 88 Haitians), show that the main products purchased by the Dominicans are the clothes, preferably at Comendador, Dajabón and Pedernales among others ... Dominicans are also buying shoes, rice, coffee and electrical products.

HL/ HaïtiLibre

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