In 2012 inflation was significantly lower than in 2011 (figure 1). The annual average inflation was 5.0%, while the 12-month figure dropped from 15.3% at end 2011 to 4.4 % at end 2012. Early last year, the Central Bank had announced a policy target of between 5% and 6%, which has thus been achieved. The policy anchor is maintained at 5% or less for 2013.

In 2012 the Central Bank of Suriname removed 170 falsified Surinamese dollar bills out of circulation. In recent years large quantities of counterfeit bills have been intercepted. The majority are imitations of bills from the emissions that have been issued before end-2010. In comparison, the new bills that have been brought into circulation from November 2010 onwards appear less subject to falsification. Only 36 bills that were representations of the new bills have been detected.

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*   1.5 55.6

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesJune 27 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 22.058 22.293
EUR 22.572 22.779
GBP 27.053 27.589
ANG 12.120 12.360
AWG 12.254 12.497
BRL 4.206 4.289
TTD 3.245 3.309
BBD 10.874 11.089
XCD 8.170 8.331
PER 100 GYD 10.481 10.689
CNY 3.297 3.362

Gold CertificatesJune 27

Coupon SRD
5 gram 13.406,37
10 gram 26.812,74
50 gram 134.063,72
100 gram 268.127,43
500 gram 1.340.637,16
1000 gram 2.681.274,33
Gold LME: USD 1.828,00 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD220622-1W 2022-06-22 29,9
CBTD220615-1W 2022-06-15 29,4
CBTD220608-1W 2022-06-08 28,1
CBTD220601-1W 2022-06-01 18,4

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD220622-1W 2022-06-22 35,9
CBTD220615-1W 2022-06-15 35,3
CBTD220608-1W 2022-06-08 33,7
CBTD220601-1W 2022-06-01 22,1
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*   1.5 55.6

*) Preliminary figures

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