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Suriname

Suriname ranked No. 122 in total trade value through July with a total of $274.13 million. Exports totaled $220.94 million and Imports totaled $53.18 million, a surplus of $167.76 million.

January – July 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $274.13 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $56,915,182
2Port Everglades, Fla. $55,002,492
3Port of Houston $51,066,789
4Miami International Airport $44,240,275
5Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $16,106,236
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $13,594,780
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $8,296,602
8Port of New York $3,678,404
9Port of New Orleans $3,392,766
10Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas $1,967,599

U.S. trade with Suriname rose to $274.13 million through July

Suriname’s trade with the United States rose to $274.13 million through the first seven months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.86 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Suriname decreased 7.72 percent while U.S. imports from Suriname rose 16.34 percent. The U.S. surplus with Suriname was $167.76 million.

Through July, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Houston; No. 4 Miami International Airport; and No. 5 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Port of Houston No. 3 Miami International Airport No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.47 percent of Suriname’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami fell 21.11 percent to $56.92 million.
    Exports fell 23.26 percent to $48.6 million. Imports fell 5.7 percent to $8.32 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 18.32 percent to $55 million.
    Exports rose 20.73 percent to $47.69 million. Imports rose 4.69 percent to $7.31 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 12.13 percent to $51.07 million.
    Exports fell 10.3 percent to $50.76 million. Imports fell 80.12 percent to $302,684.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport fell 20.95 percent to $44.24 million.
    Exports fell 26.44 percent to $31.18 million. Imports fell 3.85 percent to $13.06 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands rose 788.36 percent to $16.11 million.
    Exports totaled $1.17 million. Imports rose 724.03 percent to $14.94 million.

Suriname ranked No. 122 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 122.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.41 trillion, down 0.06 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.71 percent to $956.44 billion; imports climbed 0.38 percent to $1.45 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $498.31 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $485.95 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Suriname by value through July were the categories of Low value shipments; Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Parts for heavy machinery; Chicken and other poultry; and Gasoline, other fuels, respectively. They accounted for 25.48 percent of total exports to Suriname.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Suriname –– Gasoline, other fuels; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Fish, fresh or chilled; Value added to a returned import; and Frozen fish –– accounted for 82.96 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Suriname:

  • Low value shipments fell 1.54 percent compared to last year to $13.59 million.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides fell 12.53 percent compared to last year to $11.29 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 50.07 percent compared to last year to $10.97 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry fell 6.59 percent compared to last year to $10.5 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 33.45 percent compared to last year to $9.94 million.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Suriname:

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 126.47 percent compared to last year to $16.65 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 12.27 percent compared to last year to $8.95 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 16.34 percent compared to last year to $8.64 million.
  • Value added to a returned import fell 23.8 percent compared to last year to $5.14 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 41.71 percent compared to last year to $4.74 million.

In the latest annual figures available, Suriname recorded $426.8 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Miami; Houston; Low Value Shipments; San Juan; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Suriname were $ 359.41 million and imports from Suriname were $67.39 million. The U.S. surplus with Suriname was $292.03 million.