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.

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.

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.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Exchange RatesAugust 19th and until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 8,167 8,339
GBP 8,936 9,160
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,826 1,890
TTD 1,076 1,110
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,474 3,591

Gold CertificatesAugust 19th and until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 3.661,90
10 gram 7.323,80
50 gram 36.619,00
100 gram 73.238,01
500 gram 366.190,04
1000 gram 732.380,09
Gold LME: USD 1.514,60 /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 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  

*) Preliminary figures 

 

Exchange RatesAugust 19th until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 8,167 8,339
GBP 8,936 9,160
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,826 1,890
TTD 1,076 1,110
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,474 3,591
CNY 1,035 1,069

Gold CertificatesAugust 19th until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 3.661,90
10 gram 7.323,80
50 gram 36.619,00
100 gram 73.238,01
500 gram 366.190,04
1000 gram 732.380,09
Gold LME: USD 1.514,60 /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 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  

*) Preliminary figures 

 

Balance sheet