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Economy, Agriculture

cacao, hogs, berries, tobacco, rice

The principal cash crops of the Dominican Republic are raised on large plantations. Most farmers, however, engage in subsistence cultivation. Sugarcane is the main cash crop; the largest plantations are in the southeast. In 2001 some 4.5 million metric tons of sugarcane were produced. Other important crops (with 2001 production in metric tons) were rice (527,014), coffee (45,545), fruits and berries (1,299,320), cacao (37,107), and tobacco (17,229). Cattle, hogs, and poultry are raised primarily for local consumption.

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