In 2011, the value of merchandise exports of Suriname increased substantially by 21.8 percent to reach 2.5 bln US$, while its merchandise imports increased substantially by 17.2 percent to reach 1.6 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate surplus of 829.0 mln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Western Asia at 638.1 mln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Suriname were diversified amongst partners; imports were moderately concentrated. The top 6 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 6 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2013, the value of exports of services of Suriname increased slightly by 1.8 percent, reaching 178.5 mln US$, while its imports of services decreased moderately by 8.9 percent and reached 541.5 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 363.0 mln US$.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: Suriname
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