Suriname: Economy

Economic Trivia

The main support of Suriname's economy comes from exporting aluminum oxide and aluminum.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): United States, United Arab Emirates, and Netherlands
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Items nesoi, Oil & Mineral Fuels, and Cereals

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Bauxite and Gold Mining; Alumina Production; Oil; Lumbering

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $8,955,141,744 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.843% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $16,638 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 155/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 3.346% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 27.9% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 8.995% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 16.407% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($384,930,400) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 210,790 (2013)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 8% (2004)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 23% (2004)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 64.3% (2004)
Unemployment Rate 7.8% (2013)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $2,943,440,425 (2012)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $2,779,604,600 (2012)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 86.208% (2013)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) ($209,526,323) (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $197,659,070 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Suriname’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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