The CBvS operates the national payments system of Suriname. At present, Suriname has no electronic inter-bank payment systems and all clearing and settlement of inter-bank payments (including cheques) is carried out semi-manually. In the near future, the Central Bank wishes to introduce a modern electronic payment system.

It wants to do so to provide the basis for an up-to-date financial infrastructure that operates on a sound, internationally recognized basis. This will provide benefits for: (i) the Central Bank in terms of transparency and risk reduction; (ii) the banking industry and its customers in terms of efficiency, convenience and cost; (iii) the national economy, as sound and efficient payment systems encourage economic growth; and (iv) improved confidence and ease-of-doing business for foreign investors and businesses.

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
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 
2020 34.9 60.8
     
2020 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 4.2
Feb 2.5 7.0
Mar 9.9 17.6
Apr 7.8 26.0
May 4.8 31.5
Jun 3.3 35.2
Jul 2.5 38.2
Aug 1.7 40.0
Sep 4.2 45.1
Oct 7.1 54.4
Nov 1.5 56.3
Dec 3.0 60.8
     
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

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesJune 18th (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 21,267 21,387
EUR 23,908 24,633
GBP 29,496 30,080
ANG 11,685 11,917
AWG 11,815 12,049
BRL 4,247 4,331
TTD 3,140 3,203
BBD 10,484 10,691
XCD 7,877 8,033
PER 100 GYD 10,105 10,306
CNY 3,303 3,368

Gold CertificatesJune 18th

Coupon SRD
5 gram 12.253,30
10 gram 24.506,60
50 gram 122.533,01
100 gram 245.066,02
500 gram 1.225.330,11
1000 gram 2.450.660,23
Gold LME: USD 1.774,80 /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 
2020 34.9 60.8
     
2020 Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan 0.7 4.2
Feb 2.5 7.0
Mar 9.9 17.6
Apr 7.8 26.0
May 4.8 31.5
Jun 3.3 35.2
Jul 2.5 38.2
Aug 1.7 40.0
Sep 4.2 45.1
Oct 7.1 54.4
Nov 1.5 56.3
Dec 3.0 60.8
     
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

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Balance sheet