Overview In 2020 Suriname was the number 136 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 173 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Suriname are Gold ($2B), Rough Wood ($83.2M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($43.5M), Refined Petroleum ($36.6M), and Rice ($34.6M), exporting mostly to Switzerland ($1.12B), United Arab Emirates ($704M), United States ($179M), China ($54.2M), and Belgium ($53.2M).

Imports The top imports of Suriname are Excavation Machinery ($55.2M), Cars ($48.2M), Rolled Tobacco ($26.7M), Delivery Trucks ($26.3M), and Large Construction Vehicles ($24.7M), importing mostly from United States ($246M), China ($221M), Netherlands ($204M), Japan ($46.9M), and Brazil ($31.4M).

Location Suriname borders Brazil, France, and Guyana by land.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Suriname.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

Historical Data

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Top Export (2020): Gold, $2B

Top Destination (2020): Switzerland, $246M

In 2020, Suriname exported a total of $2.34B, making it the number 136 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Suriname have changed by $518M from $1.82B in 2015 to $2.34B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Gold ($2B), Rough Wood ($83.2M), Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($43.5M), Refined Petroleum ($36.6M), and Rice ($34.6M). The most common destination for the exports of Suriname are Switzerland ($1.12B), United Arab Emirates ($704M), United States ($179M), China ($54.2M), and Belgium ($53.2M).

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Suriname Exports Services (2018): $172M

Suriname Imports Services (2018): $552M

In 2018, Suriname exported $172M worth of services. The top services exported by Suriname in 2018 were Personal travel ($51M), Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($48.3M), Air transport ($26.5M), Sea transport ($15.9M), and Telecommunications services ($8.8M).

The top services imported by Suriname in 2018 were Miscellaneous business, professional, and technical services ($136M), Merchanting and other trade-related services ($99.1M), Personal travel ($81.2M), Construction in the compiling economy ($64.2M), and Sea transport ($42.6M).

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Suriname has a high level of specialization in Rough Wood (45), Gold (33.9), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (13.5), Rice (9.25), and Processed Fish (7.84). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Suriname observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Suriname according to the relatedness index, are Cocoa Beans (0.041), Crude Petroleum (0.037), Fish oil (0.036), Animal Meal and Pellets (0.036), and Collector's Items (0.035). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Suriname is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Suriname. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Suriname exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.