Suriname is rapidly capturing the attention of the global community from impressive economic performance and an ambitious social economic policy agenda.

Growth rates of 4-5 percent for nearly a decade already have pushed Suriname in the upper middle-income country category (per capita income in 2012 of US$ 8860). Further economic growth is expected from large investments in mining, energy, transportation and housing, amongst others.

The Suriname Government is engaging with the private sector to strengthen economic growth and societal development. The overarching plan is the Government’s multi-annual development program, which was adopted in the National Assemblee in December 2011.

Focus in 2013 is on a three-pronged approach, involving further engagement with international business, the local entrepreneurial and service sector, and further improvement of Government’s own finances.
The Suriname Government has recently announced that it will issue a sovereign bond to raise financing for its equity stake in a pending joint-venture with two North-American mining companies in the exploration and exploitation of gold.

The Government is setting up the Savings and Stability Fund Suriname, the Suriname version of a sovereign wealth fund. With the establishment of the SSFS, income streams from mining will henceforth be allocated to the budget according to strict rules and the remaining bulk be transferred to the Fund for financial investments. The SSFS thus serves to stabilize government income and expenditure and to generate surplus savings from non-renewable resources for future generations.

While the SSFS provides safeguards now and in the future, the Government also aims to bring stability from refocusing its overall role. It has embarked on public sector reform and a public finance management program.

Lastly, the Government is supporting local entrepreneurship and innovation in various ways. It has recently transferred SRD 35 million to a fund for the financing of small and medium enterprises (Fonds Klein en Midden Groot Ondernemerschap) which is being administered by one of the small state banks.

Exchange RatesMarch 09th and until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 14,018 14,290
EUR 16,628 16,959
GBP 19,396 19,782
ANG 7,699 7,852
AWG 7,784 7,939
BRL 2,438 2,485
TTD 2,063 2,103
BBD 6,907 7,044
XCD 5,190 5,293
PER 100 GYD 6,657 6,790

Gold CertificatesMarch 09th and until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 7.814,97
10 gram 15.629,94
50 gram 78.149,69
100 gram 156.299,39
500 gram 781.496,94
1000 gram 1562993,88
Gold LME: USD 1.701,00 /tr.oz.

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
2012   5.0 4.3
2013   1.9 0.6
2014   3.4 3.9
2015   6.9 25.1
2016   55.5 52.4
2017   22.0  9.2 
2018   6.8# 5.4 
2019   4.4#  4.2 
2020   34.9 60.8
       
2021   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   2.6 63.8
Feb   1.3 61.9
Mar   2.1 50.4
Apr   3.5 44.4
May   4.2 43.6
Jun   10.8 54.0
Jul   5.7 58.9
Aug   11.6 74.4
Sep   1.3 69.5
Oct   1.5 60.6
Nov*)   3.2 63.3

*) Preliminary figures

# 10-months inflation (Computations without data for May and June)

 

Weighted Average RatesJanuary 14 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 21.119 21.442
EUR 23.257 23.420
GBP 28.949 29.522
ANG 11.604 11.834
AWG 11.733 11.965
BRL 3.815 3.891
TTD 3.108 3.169
BBD 10.411 10.617
XCD 7.822 7.977
PER 100 GYD 10.035 10.234
CNY 3.324 3.390

Gold CertificatesJanuary 14

Coupon SRD
5 gram 12.673,26
10 gram 25.346,53
50 gram 126.732,64
100 gram 253.465,28
500 gram 1.267.326,40
1000 gram 2.534.652,79
Gold LME: USD 1.821,80 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD220112-1W 2022-01-12 75,2
CBTD220105-1W 2022-01-05 79,5
CBTD211229-1W 2021-12-29 79,5
CBTD211222-1W 2021-12-22 79,4

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD220112-1W 2022-01-12 90,4
CBTD220105-1W 2022-01-05 95,4
CBTD211229-1W 2021-12-29 95,4
CBTD211222-1W 2021-12-22 95,3
Balance sheet

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
2012   5.0 4.3
2013   1.9 0.6
2014   3.4 3.9
2015   6.9 25.1
2016   55.5 52.4
2017   22.0  9.2 
2018   6.8# 5.4 
2019   4.4#  4.2 
2020   34.9 60.8
       
2021   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   2.6 63.8
Feb   1.3 61.9
Mar   2.1 50.4
Apr   3.5 44.4
May   4.2 43.6
Jun   10.8 54.0
Jul   5.7 58.9
Aug   11.6 74.4
Sep   1.3 69.5
Oct   1.5 60.6
Nov*)   3.2 63.3

*) Preliminary figures

# 10-months inflation (Computations without data for May and June)