In 2012 inflation was significantly lower than in 2011 (figure 1). The annual average inflation was 5.0%, while the 12-month figure dropped from 15.3% at end 2011 to 4.4 % at end 2012. Early last year, the Central Bank had announced a policy target of between 5% and 6%, which has thus been achieved. The policy anchor is maintained at 5% or less for 2013.

In 2012 the Central Bank of Suriname removed 170 falsified Surinamese dollar bills out of circulation. In recent years large quantities of counterfeit bills have been intercepted. The majority are imitations of bills from the emissions that have been issued before end-2010. In comparison, the new bills that have been brought into circulation from November 2010 onwards appear less subject to falsification. Only 36 bills that were representations of the new bills have been detected.

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