On February 7th and 8th the new Competitive Unit Suriname hosted a two-day forum to start general awareness on the need for a competitive mindset.

The last International Competitive Index leaves much room for improvement for our country. The Government of Suriname dedicated itself towards supporting a competitive business climate. This kick-of seminar on competitiveness needs to be the catalyst for a more aware business environment.


Governor Gillmore Hoefdraad of the Central Bank of Suriname was the first keynote speaker and explained where Suriname is today and its small and medium enterprises.
One of the main points the Governor made is that small and medium entrepreneurs often lack access to credit at the regular financial institutes. The Central Bank is working towards more accessible credits for this target group by implementing several actions, for example:

  • Indirect monetary policy instruments
  • Set up of a credit bureau
  • Supporting accounting expertise
  • Set up of a Lending Fund to SME’s in cooperation with the IDB

Moreover the Central Bank is working towards a more competitive business climate by promoting privatization and deregulation and support public-private partnership initiatives.

Click here for the presentation

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 
2022   52.4 54.6
       
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   6.5 49.0
Nov   3.7 49.5
Dec*   4.7 54.6

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesFebruary 02 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 32.192 32.376
EUR 34.755 35.081
GBP 39.616 40.392
ANG 17.688 18.035
AWG 17.884 18.235
BRL 6.448 6.574
TTD 4.754 4.848
BBD 15.869 16.180
XCD 11.923 12.157
PER 100 GYD 15.297 15.597
CNY 4.788 4.882

Weighted Average RatesFebruary 02 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 32.088 32.482
EUR 33.387 33.626
GBP 39.488 40.270
ANG 17.631 17.980
AWG 17.827 18.180
BRL 6.427 6.554
TTD 4.739 4.833
BBD 15.818 16.131
XCD 11.884 12.120
PER 100 GYD 15.247 15.549
CNY 4.773 4.867

Gold CertificatesFebruary 02

Coupon SRD
5 gram 20.046,92
10 gram 40.093,84
50 gram 200.469,20
100 gram 400.938,41
500 gram 2.004.692,03
1000 gram 4.009.384,05
Gold LBMA USD 1.925,90 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD230201-1W 2023-02-01 47,9
CBTD230125-1W 2023-01-25 49,4
CBTD230118-1W 2023-01-18 59,7
CBTD230111-1W 2023-01-11 73,9

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD230201-1W 2023-02-01 57,5
CBTD230125-1W 2023-01-25 59,3
CBTD230118-1W 2023-01-18 71,6
CBTD230111-1W 2023-01-11 88,7
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 
2022   52.4 54.6
       
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   6.5 49.0
Nov   3.7 49.5
Dec*   4.7 54.6

*) Preliminary figures

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