Overview Suriname

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Hardwood logs transported down river, 1955
Currency Surinamese dollar (SRD)
Fiscal year calendar year
Trade organisations WTOUnasur
Statistics
GDP $5.125 billion (2011 est.)
GDP growth 4.5% (2011 est.)
GDP per capita $9,600 (2011 est.)
GDP by sector agriculture: 10.8%; industry: 24.4%;services: 64.8% (2005 est.)
Inflation (CPI) 19.5% (2011 est.)
Population
below poverty line
70% (2002 est.)
Labour force 165,600 (2007)
Labour force
by occupation
agriculture: 8%; industry: 14%; services: 78% (2004)
Unemployment 9% (2008)
Main industries bauxite and gold miningaluminaproduction; oillumberingfood processingfishing
Ease of Doing Business Rank 158th[1]
External
Exports $1.583 billion (2011 est.)
Export goods aluminagoldcrude oillumbershrimpand fishricebananas
Main export partners United States 24.1%, Canada 19.5%,Belgium 17.2%, UAE 8.9%, Norway6.2%, Guyana 4.8%, France 4.1% (2011)
Imports $1.434 billion (2011 est.)
Import goods capital equipmentpetroleum,foodstuffscottonconsumer goods
Main import partners United States 26.2%, Netherlands15.7%, UAE 8.6%, China 8.2%,Netherlands Antilles 5.5%, Brazil4.4%, Japan 4.1% (2011)
Gross external debt $504.3 million (2005 est.)
Public finances
Revenues $826.6 million (2010 est.)
Expenses $939.7 million (2010 est.)
Economic aid Netherlands provided $37 million for project and program assistance, European Development Fund $4 million, Belgium $2 million (2003)
Foreign reserves $263.3 million (2006)
Main data source: CIA World Fact Book
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in US dollars

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