Institutional Setting

As of 2012 Suriname´s financial sector comprised: the Central Bank of Suriname (CBoS), nine commercial banks (including subsidiaries), investment and finance companies, savings and credit unions, the National Development Bank, insurance companies, pension funds, provident funds, the stock exchange, foreign exchange bureaus, and money transfer houses.

Sinds 2004 kent Suriname de Surinaamse dollar, de SRD. De naam dollar is onder andere gekozen omdat de meeste CARICOM-lidlanden de dollar als munteenheid hebben. De Surinaamse dollar is sinds 1 januari 2004 het officiële betaalmiddel in Suriname.

In het kader van het door haar te voeren monetair beleid is de Centrale Bank van Suriname per 1 maart 1995 overgegaan tot de uitgifte van een nieuwe en unieke beleggingsmogelijkheid in Surinaamse guldens, namelijk het Powisi-goudcertificaat.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Exchange RatesFebruary 26th and until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 7,977 8,145
GBP 9,477 9,714
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,655 1,714
TTD 1,079 1,114
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,489 3,607

Gold CertificatesFebruary 26th and until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 4.038,10
10 gram 8.076,20
50 gram 40.381,00
100 gram 80.762,00
500 gram 403.809,99
1000 gram 807.617,98
Gold LME: USD 1.670,20 /tr.oz.

Inflation

  Average End-of-period
2012 5.0 4.3
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 
     
2019 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 5.5
Feb -0.1 4.3
Mar 0.0 4.2
Apr 0.6 4.6
May 0.4  
Jun 0.4  
Jul 0.2 4.3
Aug 0.4 4.0
Sep 0.5 4.0
Oct 0.6 4.3
Nov 0.3 4.3
Dec 0.1 4.2
     
2020 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan*) 0.7 4.2

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Exchange RatesFebruary 26th until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 7,977 8,145
GBP 9,477 9,714
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,655 1,714
TTD 1,079 1,114
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,489 3,607
CNY 1,036 1,069

Gold CertificatesFebruary 26th until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 4.038,10
10 gram 8.076,20
50 gram 40.381,00
100 gram 80.762,00
500 gram 403.809,99
1000 gram 807.617,98
Gold LME: USD 1.670,20 /tr.oz.

Inflation

  Average End-of-period
2012 5.0 4.3
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 
     
2019 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 5.5
Feb -0.1 4.3
Mar 0.0 4.2
Apr 0.6 4.6
May 0.4  
Jun 0.4  
Jul 0.2 4.3
Aug 0.4 4.0
Sep 0.5 4.0
Oct 0.6 4.3
Nov 0.3 4.3
Dec 0.1 4.2
     
2020 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan*) 0.7 4.2

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Balance sheet