There are five main laws governing Suriname’s financial sector: (1) the Bank Act 1956, (2) the Banking and Credit System Supervision Act 2011, (3) the Pension and Provident Fund Act 2005, (4) the Banking and Credit System Supervision Act 1968 (for insurance companies), and (5) the Foreign Exchange Houses and Money Transfer Companies Act 2012.

Bank Act 1956
Under the Bank Act 1956 (prevailing text S.B. 173 of 2010) the Central Bank of Suriname (CBoS) is responsible for the supervision of banks, insurance companies, credit unions, pension funds, money exchange offices and money transfer offices and stock exchange and securities firms.

The Central Bank of Suriname, in cooperation with the Banking Association, has prepared draft legislation regarding the establishment of a Credit Bureau. This draft has recently been submitted to the Government to be reviewed. Submission to the Parliament is scheduled for this summer.

According to the new banking supervision law that has been approved in November 2011, the Central Bank of Suriname (Bank) has the obligation to set up a DIS within five years in consultation with the credit institutions or their representative organization.

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

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Gewogen Gemiddelde Koersen30 september - 15:00u (Bankpapier)

Geldsoort Aankoop Verkoop
USD 28,538 28,893
EUR 26,723 27,047
GBP 31,505 32,129
ANG 15,680 15,991
AWG 15,854 16,168
BRL 5,290 5,395
TTD 4,218 4,302
BBD 14,068 14,347
XCD 10,570 10,779
PER 100 GYD 13,560 13,829
CNY 4,010 4,090

GoudcertificatenSeptember 30

Coupure SRD
5 gram 14.208,93
10 gram 28.417,86
50 gram 142.089,29
100 gram 284.178,59
500 gram 1.420.892,94
1000 gram 2.841.785,88
Gold LBMA USD 1.654,80 /tr.oz.

Gewogen gemiddelde toegewezen OMO rente

Veiling ID Veiling Datum Rente (%)
CBTD220928-1W 2022-09-28 79,4
CBTD220921-1W 2022-09-21 77,0
CBTD220914-1W 2022-09-14 74,8
CBTD220907-1W 2022-09-07 71,6

Rente Beleningsfaciliteit

Veiling ID Veiling Datum Rente (%)
CBTD220928-1W 2022-09-28 95,3
CBTD220921-1W 2022-09-21 92,4
CBTD220914-1W 2022-09-14 89,8
CBTD220907-1W 2022-09-07 85,9
Weekbalans

Inflatie

    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

*) Preliminary figures

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