Institutional Setting

As of 2012 Suriname´s financial sector comprised: the Central Bank of Suriname (CBvS), nine commercial banks (including subsidiaries), investment and finance companies, savings and credit unions, the National Development Bank, insurance companies, pension funds, provident funds, the stock exchange, foreign exchange bureaus, and money transfer houses.

 

Central Bank of Suriname

The CBvS is Suriname´s monetary authority and the country's governing body in monetary and economic affairs. This Act also charges the CBvS with the prime objective of promoting the value and stability of the currency of Suriname.

The Bank Act, moreover, establishes the CBvS as the supervisor of the banking and credit system, a task that was expanded by amendment of article 9 in 2005, to explicitly include the pension funds, insurance companies, foreign exchange houses and money transfer companies.

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Depository corporations

Banks are special financial institutions because they accept checking and savings deposits from the general public. They also provide lending to the private sector. There are currently nine banks, with four being majority-owned state banks and one a subsidiary of a foreign bank. Total assets of the banks equal about 77% of total assets of the financial system, (excluding the CBoS).



The main changes in the structure of the banking system are summarized in the table below.

 Commercial Banks Operating in Suriname
Jan 1957 – Mar 1957 3  Surinaamsche Bank, Vervuurts Bank, and Surinaamse Volkscredietbank
Apr 1957 – Mar 1972 4  + Hollandsche Bank-Unie
Apr 1972 – Sep 1976 5  + Landbouwbank
Oct 1976 – Sep 1997 6  + Surinaamse Postspaarbank
Oct 1997 – Aug 2005 7  + Finabank
Sep 2005 – May 2010 8  + Surichange Bank
Jun 2010 – to date 9  + Coöperatieve Spaar- en Kredietbank Godo G.A.


Other financial corporations

Other financial institutions in Suriname comprise: five investment and finance companies, 28 savings and credit unions, one savings fund, the National Development Bank, 12 insurance companies, 34 pension funds, five provident funds, the stock exchange, 25 foreign exchange bureaus, and six money transfer houses.
Total assets of these financial institutions equal about one-fourth of total bank assets (excluding the CBoS).

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

 

 

Gewogen Gemiddelde Koersen23 februari - 15:00u (Giraal)

Geldsoort Aankoop Verkoop
USD 34,997 35,486
EUR 37,940 38,381
GBP 44,429 45,300
ANG 19,229 19,606
AWG 19,443 19,824
BRL 7,043 7,182
TTD 5,148 5,249
BBD 17,252 17,590
XCD 12,962 13,216
GYD PER 100 16,630 16,956
CNY 4,863 4,958

Gewogen Gemiddelde Koersen23 februari - 15:00u (Bankpapier)

Geldsoort Aankoop Verkoop
USD 34,045 34,546
EUR 35,369 35,715
GBP 43,220 44,076
ANG 18,706 19,076
AWG 18,914 19,288
BRL 6,852 6,988
TTD 5,008 5,107
BBD 16,783 17,115
XCD 12,609 12,859
GYD PER 100 16,177 16,498
CNY 4,730 4,824

GoudcertificatenFebruari 23

Coupure SRD
5 gram 23.091,83
10 gram 46.183,65
50 gram 230.918,27
100 gram 461.836,54
500 gram 2.309.182,70
1000 gram 4.618.365,39
Gold LBMA USD 2.024,00 / tr.oz

Gewogen gemiddelde toegewezen OMO rente

Veiling ID Veiling Datum Rente (%)
CBTD240221-1W 2024-02-21 30,8
CBTD240214-1W 2024-02-14 32,1
CBTD240207-1W 2024-02-07 27,4
CBTD240131-1W 2024-01-31 28,4

Rente Beleningsfaciliteit

Veiling ID Veiling Datum Rente (%)
CBTD240221-1W 2024-02-21 37,0
CBTD240214-1W 2024-02-14 38,5
CBTD240207-1W 2024-02-07 32,9
CBTD240131-1W 2024-01-31 34,1
Weekbalans

Inflatie

    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