Economy of Suriname

Imports
Imports commoditiescapital equipment, petroleum, foodstuffs, cotton, consumer goods
Import partnersUS 26%, Netherlands 16%, China 9.9%, UAE 8.1%, Antigua and Barbuda 6.7%, Netherlands Antilles 4.9%, Japan 4.3% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiesalumina, gold, crude oil, lumber, shrimp and fish, rice, bananas
Export partnersUS 25.7%, Belgium 17.4%, UAE 11.5%, Canada 10.3%, Guyana 5.8%, France 5.5%, Barbados 4.2% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productsrice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products
Industrial productsbauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing
Economy
Unemployment12.7 % (2012)12.7 % (2011)12.9 % (2010)
Unemployment of Suriname
GDP - Official Exchange Rate5.01 Billion $ (2013)4.69 Billion $ (2012)4.36 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Suriname
GDP growth rate4.70 % (2013)4.80 % (2012)4.20 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Suriname
GDP per Capita (PPP)12,900 $ (2013)12,300 $ (2012)11,900 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Suriname
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity7.12 Billion $ (2013)6.71 Billion $ (2012)6.43 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Suriname
GDP PPP per land area43,462 $ per square kilometer (2013)40,953 $ per square kilometer (2012)39,244 $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Suriname
ElectricityBanking
Commercial bank prime lending rate12.0 % (2013)11.7 % (2012)11.8 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Suriname
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP8.90 % (2013)9.20 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP36.6 % (2013)36.4 % (2012)
Services % of GDP54.5 % (2013)54.4 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals240 Thousand (2012)220 Thousand (2011)205 Thousand (2010)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Suriname
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio42.8 % (2012)44.7 % (2011)39.1 % (2010)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Suriname
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)4.75 % of GDP (2012)5.76 % of GDP (2011)14.9 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Suriname
Current Account Balance (Total)103 Million $ (2013)241 Million $ (2012)251 Million $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Suriname
External Debt (Total)860 Million $ (2013)811 Million $ (2012)504 Million $ (2005)
External Debt (Total) of Suriname
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)17.2 % of GDP (2013)17.3 % of GDP (2012)38.8 % of GDP (2005)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Suriname
External Debt per Capita1,517 $ (2013)1,447 $ (2012)1,010 $ (2005)
External Debt per Capita of Suriname