International Trade Statistics Yearbook 2013, Volume I

Trade by Country

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The 2013 International Trade Statistics Yearbook, Volume I provides an overview of the international trade merchandise trade in 2013 and detailed information on the trade performance for numerous countries up to 2013. Overall, data for a total of 175 countries (or areas) are shown with the 2013 data on imports and exports by commodity and trading partner provided for approximately 90 countries (or areas), representing more than 70% of world trade of 2013. The goal is to provide a more analytical and condensed view of trade by using graphs, overview tables and descriptive text.




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 2011, the value of exports of services of Suriname decreased substantially by 16.8 percent, reaching 200.8 mln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 117.2 percent and reached 562.5 mln US$ (see graph 2). There was a large trade in services deficit of 361.7 mln US$.


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