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
     
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

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesSeptember 21 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 21.316 21.509
EUR 23.543 23,804
GBP 29.143 29.720
ANG 11.712 11.944
AWG 11.842 12.077
BRL 4.004 4.084
TTD 3.137 3.199
BBD 10.508 10.716
XCD 7.895 8.051
PER 100 GYD 10.129 10.329
CNY 3.295 3.360

Gold CertificatesSeptember 21

Coupon SRD
5 gram 12.242,94
10 gram 24.485,88
50 gram 122.429,41
100 gram 244.858,81
500 gram 1.224.294,06
1000 gram 2.448.588,13
Gold LME: USD 1.763,20 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD210915-1W 2021-09-15 15,0
CBTD210908-1W 2021-09-08 14,9
CBTD210901-01 2021-09-01 14,8
Balance sheet

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
     
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

*) Preliminary figures

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