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 RatesOctober 22nd and until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 8,239 8,412
GBP 9,549 9,788
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,762 1,824
TTD 1,076 1,111
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,487 3,605

Gold CertificatesOctober 22nd and until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 3.606,05
10 gram 7.212,10
50 gram 36.060,51
100 gram 72.121,02
500 gram 360.605,08
1000 gram 721.210,15
Gold LME: USD 1.491,50 /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  
Jul 0.2 4.3
Aug* 0.4 4.0

*) Preliminary figures 

 

Exchange RatesOctober 22nd until further notice

Currency Buying Selling
USD 7,396 7,520
EUR 8,239 8,412
GBP 9,549 9,788
ANG 4,112 4,228
AWG 4,112 4,228
BRL 1,762 1,824
TTD 1,076 1,111
BBD 3,667 3,760
XCD 2,712 2,783
PER 100 GYD 3,487 3,605
CNY 1,030 1,064

Gold CertificatesOctober 22nd until further notice

Coupon SRD
5 gram 3.606,05
10 gram 7.212,10
50 gram 36.060,51
100 gram 72.121,02
500 gram 360.605,08
1000 gram 721.210,15
Gold LME: USD 1.491,50 /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  
Jul 0.2 4.3
Aug* 0.4 4.0

*) Preliminary figures 

 

Balance sheet