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Suriname

Suriname ranked No. 121 in total trade value through February with a total of $73.44 million. Exports totaled $56.02 million and Imports totaled $17.41 million, a surplus of $38.61 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $73.44 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $16,708,190
2Port Everglades, Fla. $15,091,738
3Port of Houston $12,252,134
4Miami International Airport $11,161,965
5Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $4,010,262
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $3,502,951
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $2,898,010
8Port of Fajardo, P.R. $1,713,300
9Port of New Orleans $920,391
10Port of New York $708,204

U.S. trade with Suriname rose to $73.44 million through February

Suriname’s trade with the United States rose to $73.44 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 3.62 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Suriname’s exports decreased 16.88 percent while imports rose 98.14 percent. The U.S. surplus with Suriname was $38.61 million.

Through February, 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 of Houston No. 2 Port Miami No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. No. 4 Miami International Airport and No. 5 Port of Morgan City, La.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 80.65 percent of Suriname’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami fell 9.88 percent to $16.71 million.
    Exports fell 32.54 percent to $11.81 million. Imports rose 372.49 percent to $4.9 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 13.15 percent to $15.09 million.
    Exports rose 18.57 percent to $13.32 million. Imports fell 15.82 percent to $1.77 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Houston fell 35.52 percent to $12.25 million.
    Exports fell 34.87 percent to $12.23 million. Imports fell 90.12 percent to $22,124.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport rose 8.59 percent to $11.16 million.
    Exports rose 18.32 percent to $8.18 million. Imports fell 11.41 percent to $2.98 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands totaled $4.01 million.
    There were no exports. Imports totaled $4.01 million.

Suriname ranked No. 121 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 119.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Suriname by value through February were the categories of Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Low value shipments; Motor vehicle parts; and Cell phones, related equipment, respectively. They accounted for 29.36 percent of total exports to Suriname.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Suriname –– Gasoline, other fuels; Value added to a returned import; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Fish, fresh or chilled; and Frozen fish –– accounted for 87.8 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides fell 13.98 percent compared to last year to $4.02 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 9.22 percent compared to last year to $3.66 million.
  • Low value shipments fell 11.21 percent compared to last year to $3.5 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 28.88 percent compared to last year to $2.82 million.
  • Cell phones, related equipment rose 26.84 percent compared to last year to $2.44 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels totaled $5.72 million. The previous year, there were no imports in this category.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 568.95 percent compared to last year to $4 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen fell 5.27 percent compared to last year to $2.18 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 23.9 percent compared to last year to $2.09 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 36.95 percent compared to last year to $1.3 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.