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

*) Preliminary figures

 

 

Weighted Average RatesFebruary 20 - 15:00h (Transfers)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 35.221 35.694
EUR 38.596 38.769
GBP 44.415 45.285
ANG 19.352 19.732
AWG 19.567 19.951
BRL 7.109 7.248
TTD 5.191 5.293
BBD 17.362 17.703
XCD 13.045 13.300
GYD PER 100 16.736 17.064
CNY 4.895 4.991

Weighted Average RatesFebruary 20 - 15:00h (Banknotes)

Currency Buying Selling
USD 32.413 34.049
EUR 33.027 34.390
GBP 40.874 41.683
ANG 17.809 18.162
AWG 18.007 18.364
BRL 6.542 6.671
TTD 4.777 4.872
BBD 15.978 16.295
XCD 12.005 12.243
GYD PER 100 15.402 15.707
CNY 4.505 4.594

Gold CertificatesFebruary 20

Coupon SRD
5 gram 23.147,42
10 gram 46.294,84
50 gram 231.474,22
100 gram 462.948,43
500 gram 2.314.742,16
1000 gram 4.629.484,32
Gold LBMA USD 2.017,05 / tr.oz

Weighted Average Accepted
OMO Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240214-1W 2024-02-14 32,1
CBTD240207-1W 2024-02-07 27,4
CBTD240131-1W 2024-01-31 28,4
CBTD240124-1W 2024-01-24 24,0

Standing Lending Facility Interest Rate

Auction ID Auction Date Rate (%)
CBTD240214-1W 2024-02-14 38,5
CBTD240207-1W 2024-02-07 32,9
CBTD240131-1W 2024-01-31 34,1
CBTD240124-1W 2024-01-24 28,8
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

*) Preliminary figures