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Suriname

Suriname ranked No. 121 in total trade value through October with a total of $407.7 million. Exports totaled $334.31 million and Imports totaled $73.39 million, a surplus of $260.91 million.

January – October 2018

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $407.7 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $103,761,465
2Port of Houston $77,638,041
3Miami International Airport $76,279,776
4Port Everglades, Fla. $70,357,959
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $19,955,123
6Port of Fajardo, P.R. $7,895,000
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,693,425
8Port of Oakland, Calif. $6,426,984
9Port of New Orleans $4,163,483
10Port of Morgan City, La. $4,008,349

U.S. trade with Suriname rose to $407.7 million through October

Suriname’s trade with the United States rose to $407.7 million through the first 10 months of 2018, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 19.58 percent above its total trade during the same time period last year. Suriname’s exports increased 17.54 percent while imports rose 29.84 percent. The U.S. surplus with Suriname was $260.91 million.

Through October, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings 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. 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 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 85.36 percent of Suriname’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami rose 38.21 percent to $103.76 million.
    Exports rose 24.95 percent to $88.44 million. Imports rose 256.62 percent to $15.33 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 13.06 percent to $77.64 million.
    Exports fell 12.36 percent to $75.1 million. Imports fell 29.7 percent to $2.54 million.
  • Trade with No. 3 Miami International Airport rose 57.43 percent to $76.28 million.
    Exports rose 74.81 percent to $56.29 million. Imports rose 23.01 percent to $19.99 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 12.02 percent to $70.36 million.
    Exports rose 20.84 percent to $59.7 million. Imports fell 20.47 percent to $10.66 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports rose 7.99 percent to $19.96 million.
    Exports rose 7.99 percent to $19.96 million. There were no imports.

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 $3.51 trillion, up 9.44 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 8.95 percent to $1.39 trillion; imports climbed 9.77 percent to $2.12 trillion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are China; Canada; Mexico; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $732.48 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $657.79 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Suriname by value through October were the categories of Parts for heavy machinery; Civilian aircraft, parts; Low value shipments; Cyanides, cyanide oxides; and Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen, respectively. They accounted for 31.4 percent of total exports to Suriname.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Suriname –– Fish, fresh or chilled; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Value added to a returned import; Gasoline, other fuels; and Frozen fish –– accounted for 76.56 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Parts for heavy machinery rose 183.19 percent compared to last year to $28.4 million.
  • Civilian aircraft, parts rose 1061.87 percent compared to last year to $21.82 million.
  • Low value shipments rose 7.99 percent compared to last year to $19.96 million.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides rose 5.76 percent compared to last year to $18.47 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 4.39 percent compared to last year to $16.34 million.

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

  • Fish, fresh or chilled rose 16.28 percent compared to last year to $15.19 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 8.16 percent compared to last year to $11.71 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 100.34 percent compared to last year to $11.53 million.
  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 38.12 percent compared to last year to $11.13 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 50.03 percent compared to last year to $6.63 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.