The Consumer Price Index has increased with 0.1% from February 2013 to March 2013, according to the most recent price data release by the General Bureau for Statistics. Inflation measured on a yearly basis was just 1.4%. This is a lowest in the past three years.

The 12-month inflation rate has continued to come down since the third quarter of 2011. Earlier that year the exchange rate adjustment and a step-up in fuel prices had contributed to large bouts in the inflation rate. As strict fiscal and monetary policies were carried out, to protect the purchasing power of the Surinamese dollar, these inflation spikes proved to be temporary. Since second quarter 2012 inflation rates of below 4% have been registered for most of the months; in 2013 the rates have come down to 3% and below.

 

 

 

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

*) Preliminary figures

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

 

Weighted Average RatesMay 23 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 20.865 21.130
EUR 21.640 21.868
GBP 26.232 26.751
ANG 11.464 11.691
AWG 11.592 11.821
BRL 4.308 4.393
TTD 3.086 3.147
BBD 10.286 10.489
XCD 7.728 7.881
PER 100 GYD 9.914 10.111
CNY 3.139 3.201

Gold CertificatesMay 23

Coupon SRD
5 gram 13.169,53
10 gram 26.339,07
50 gram 131.695,34
100 gram 263.390,68
500 gram 1.316.953,42
1000 gram 2.633.906,85
Gold LME: USD 1.843,80 /tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD220518-1W 2022-05-18 19,8
CBTD220511-1W 2022-05-11 19,8
CBTD220504-1W 2022-05-04 20,3
CBTD220427-1W 2022-04-27 10,0

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD220518-1W 2022-05-18 23,8
CBTD220511-1W 2022-05-11 23,8
CBTD220504-1W 2022-05-04 24,4
CBTD220427-1W 2022-04-27 12,0
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

*) Preliminary figures

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