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
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   59.1  60.7 
       
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   3.3 63.4
Dec   1.3 60.7
       
2022   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.1 61.5
Feb   1.7 62.1
Mar   2.2 62.2
Apr   1.9 59.8
May   2.7 57.5
Jun   9.1 55.1
Jul   1.7 49.2
Aug   4.0 39.1
Sep   3.3 41.9
Oct*   6.6 49.1

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesDecember 08 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 31.688 31.866
EUR 32.746 33.376
GBP 38.643 39.400
ANG 17.411 17.752
AWG 17.604 17.949
BRL 6.074 6.193
TTD 4.662 4.754
BBD 15.621 15.927
XCD 11.736 11.966
PER 100 GYD 15.057 15.352
CNY 4.546 4.635

Weighted Average RatesDecember 08 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 30.834 31.284
EUR 31.239 31.583
GBP 37.601 38.346
ANG 16.942 17.277
AWG 17.130 17.469
BRL 5.910 6.027
TTD 4.537 4.627
BBD 15.200 15.501
XCD 11.420 11.646
PER 100 GYD 14.651 14.942
CNY 4.423 4.511

Gold CertificatesDecember 08

Coupon SRD
5 gram 18.258,91
10 gram 36.517,81
50 gram 182.589,05
100 gram 365.178,10
500 gram 1.825.890,50
1000 gram 3.651.781,00
Gold LBMA USD 1.782,20 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD221207-1W 2022-12-07 85,3
CBTD221130-1W 2022-11-30 86,0
CBTD221123-1W 2022-11-23 86,4
CBTD221116-1W 2022-11-16 86,6

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD221207-1W 2022-12-07 102,4
CBTD221130-1W 2022-11-30 103,2
CBTD221123-1W 2022-11-23 103,7
CBTD221116-1W 2022-11-16 103,9
Balance sheet

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
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   59.1  60.7 
       
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   3.3 63.4
Dec   1.3 60.7
       
2022   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.1 61.5
Feb   1.7 62.1
Mar   2.2 62.2
Apr   1.9 59.8
May   2.7 57.5
Jun   9.1 55.1
Jul   1.7 49.2
Aug   4.0 39.1
Sep   3.3 41.9
Oct*   6.6 49.1

*) Preliminary figures

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