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.


The main explanation for less counterfeit for new bills as compared to counterfeit for bills from the old emissions appear to be the improved authenticity features. This makes imitation more of a problem. The new safety features include, amongst others, a holographic strip, a color changing safety thread, a protective layer, and reinforced sides and corners. They also bear the date of 1 September 2010. The old emissions have retained their status of legal tender but will in time be fully replaced. This will happen as they are being returned to the central bank and the bank takes them out of circulation for destruction.

The Central Bank of Suriname is the sole issuer of Surinamese dollar bills by law. In addition, it has been given the mandate by the Ministry of Finance to keep coin bills in depot and issue them on behalf of the treasury.

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
2022   52.4 54.6
       
2023   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.7 55.6
Feb   3.2 57.9
Mar   3.2 59.6
Apr   5.7 65.4
May   2.4 65.0
Jun   2.3 54.6
Jul   3.0 56.6
Aug   2.0 53.5
Sep   1.5 50.8
Oct   1.0 42.9
Nov   0.6 38.7
Dec   0.1 32.6
       
2024   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   0.9 29.0
Feb   0.4 25.4
Mar   4.4 26.8
Apr*   0.7 20.9

*) Preliminary figures

 

 

Weighted Average RatesJune 14 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 31.517 31.771
EUR 33.331 34.221
GBP 39.997 40.780
ANG 17.317 17.656
AWG 17.509 17.853
BRL 5.876 5.991
TTD 4.659 4.750
BBD 15.337 15.841
XCD 11.673 11.902
GYD PER 100 14.976 15.270
CNY 4.344 4.429

Weighted Average RatesJune 14 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 31.217 31.632
EUR 32.988 33.347
GBP 39.616 40.400
ANG 17.152 17.492
AWG 17.343 17.686
BRL 5.820 5.935
TTD 4.614 4.706
BBD 15.389 15.693
XCD 11.562 11.791
GYD PER 100 14.833 15.127
CNY 4.303 4.388

Gold CertificatesJune 14

Coupon SRD
5 gram 23.603,91
10 gram 47.207,82
50 gram 236.039,12
100 gram 472.078,23
500 gram 2.360.391,17
1000 gram 4.720.782,34
Gold LBMA USD 2.310,80/tr.oz.

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240612-1W 2024-06-12 10,0
CBTD240605-1W 2024-06-05 16,1
CBTD240529-1W 2024-05-29 18,0
CBTD240522-1W 2024-05-22 20,0

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240612-1W 2024-06-12 12,0
CBTD240605-1W 2024-06-05 19,3
CBTD240529-1W 2024-05-29 21,6
CBTD240522-1W 2024-05-22 24,0
Balance sheet

Inflation

    Average End-of-period
2022   52.4 54.6
       
2023   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   3.7 55.6
Feb   3.2 57.9
Mar   3.2 59.6
Apr   5.7 65.4
May   2.4 65.0
Jun   2.3 54.6
Jul   3.0 56.6
Aug   2.0 53.5
Sep   1.5 50.8
Oct   1.0 42.9
Nov   0.6 38.7
Dec   0.1 32.6
       
2024   Month-to-month Year-to-year
Jan   0.9 29.0
Feb   0.4 25.4
Mar   4.4 26.8
Apr*   0.7 20.9

*) Preliminary figures