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The publishing and printing activity mobilized RD$20,587 million in 2022

Printing a book, designing the copies of a magazine or reproducing documents and images on a material are activities that are framed within the creative and cultural industry. In fact, these activities mobilized RD$20,587 million in 2022, 12.4% more than the RD$18,311.2 million of 2021.

He Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Mipymes (MICM) registers a sustainable growth in the sales of goods and services of the manufacturing activity of publishing, printing and recording. Between 2011 and 2020, the sales of this creative line went from RD$14,897.2 million to RD$16,171.3 million, for a difference of RD$1,274.1 million. The state entity highlights that in 2017 RD$17,621.6 million were mobilized, followed by RD$17,498.1 million in 2018 and RD$18,219.5 million in 2019.

Globally, this industry reported revenues of US$344.190 million in 2022. However, according to Printing Global Report 2023, by 2027, this economic line will be worth US$388.300 million. This means a difference of US$44.110 million between both periods.


Every year, the General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII) registers collections for the manufacturing activity of publishing, recording and printing. Only in 2022, the treasury Dominican received RD$1,692.1 million for this creative activity. Between 2020 and 2021 there is evidence of growth of 11.2%, going from RD$1,445.7 million to RD$1,608.2 million. In 2019 it was set at RD$1,540.5 million

But, in addition, in the last decade there has been evidence of sustainable growth. When comparing 2011, when the State received RD$1,353.7 million and in 2018 it amounted to RD$1,500.7 million, a difference of RD$147 million is evident.

When breaking down the data, it is evident that 2013 was the year that contributed the highest income, registering RD$1,686.3 million, followed by 2015 with RD$1,665.7 million and 2014 with RD$1,620 million. But in 2016 it was RD$1,453 million, in 2017 it was RD$1,518.8 million.

According to the report “Editing, recording, printing and drafting profile, August 2023”, prepared by the MICM, this industry pays different types of taxes. The transfer tax levy on industrialized goods and services (ITBIS) contributed RD$823 million, that is, 48.6% of the RD$1,692.1 million collected in 2022 for this activity. Meanwhile, the item income tax (ISR) for legal persons reported RD$443.6 million, but the ISR for employees is RD$281 million.


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