Suriname is rapidly capturing the attention of the global community from impressive economic performance and an ambitious social economic policy agenda.

Growth rates of 4-5 percent for nearly a decade already have pushed Suriname in the upper middle-income country category (per capita income in 2012 of US$ 8860). Further economic growth is expected from large investments in mining, energy, transportation and housing, amongst others.

The Suriname Government is engaging with the private sector to strengthen economic growth and societal development. The overarching plan is the Government’s multi-annual development program, which was adopted in the National Assemblee in December 2011.

Focus in 2013 is on a three-pronged approach, involving further engagement with international business, the local entrepreneurial and service sector, and further improvement of Government’s own finances.
The Suriname Government has recently announced that it will issue a sovereign bond to raise financing for its equity stake in a pending joint-venture with two North-American mining companies in the exploration and exploitation of gold.

The Government is setting up the Savings and Stability Fund Suriname, the Suriname version of a sovereign wealth fund. With the establishment of the SSFS, income streams from mining will henceforth be allocated to the budget according to strict rules and the remaining bulk be transferred to the Fund for financial investments. The SSFS thus serves to stabilize government income and expenditure and to generate surplus savings from non-renewable resources for future generations.

While the SSFS provides safeguards now and in the future, the Government also aims to bring stability from refocusing its overall role. It has embarked on public sector reform and a public finance management program.

Lastly, the Government is supporting local entrepreneurship and innovation in various ways. It has recently transferred SRD 35 million to a fund for the financing of small and medium enterprises (Fonds Klein en Midden Groot Ondernemerschap) which is being administered by one of the small state banks.

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
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   59.1  60.7 
       
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
Aug   11.6 74.4
Sep   1.3 69.5
Oct   1.5 60.6
Nov   3.3 63.4
Dec   1.3 60.7
       
2022   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.1 61.5
Feb   1.7 62.1
Mar   2.2 62.2
Apr   1.9 59.8
May   2.7 57.5
Jun   9.1 55.1
Jul   1.7 49.2
Aug   4.0 39.1
Sep   3.3 41.9
Oct*   6.6 49.1

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesDecember 05 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 31.715 31.967
EUR 32.676 33.430
GBP 39.004 39.769
ANG 17.426 17.767
AWG 17.619 17.965
BRL 6.051 6.169
TTD 4.664 4.756
BBD 15.634 15.941
XCD 11.746 11.977
PER 100 GYD 15.070 15.365
CNY 4.564 4.653

Weighted Average RatesDecember 05 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 30.388 30.835
EUR 30.369 31.077
GBP 37.372 38.112
ANG 16.697 17.027
AWG 16.882 17.216
BRL 5.798 5.912
TTD 4.469 4.558
BBD 14.980 15.277
XCD 11.255 11.478
PER 100 GYD 14.440 14.725
CNY 4.373 4.459

Gold CertificatesDecember 05

Coupon SRD
5 gram 18.342,98
10 gram 36.685,97
50 gram 183.429,85
100 gram 366.859,70
500 gram 1.834.298,50
1000 gram 3.668.596,99
Gold LBMA USD 1.784,75 / tr.oz

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD221130-1W 2022-11-30 86,0
CBTD221123-1W 2022-11-23 86,4
CBTD221116-1W 2022-11-16 86,6
CBTD221109-1W 2022-11-09 87,3

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD221130-1W 2022-11-30 103,2
CBTD221123-1W 2022-11-23 103,7
CBTD221116-1W 2022-11-16 103,9
CBTD221109-1W 2022-11-09 104,8
Balance sheet

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
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   59.1  60.7 
       
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
Aug   11.6 74.4
Sep   1.3 69.5
Oct   1.5 60.6
Nov   3.3 63.4
Dec   1.3 60.7
       
2022   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.1 61.5
Feb   1.7 62.1
Mar   2.2 62.2
Apr   1.9 59.8
May   2.7 57.5
Jun   9.1 55.1
Jul   1.7 49.2
Aug   4.0 39.1
Sep   3.3 41.9
Oct*   6.6 49.1

*) Preliminary figures

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