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Suriname

Suriname ranked No. 121 in total trade value through May with a total of $194.13 million. Exports totaled $157.94 million and Imports totaled $36.19 million, a surplus of $121.75 million.

January – May 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $194.13 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $41,697,873
2Port of Houston $37,879,491
3Port Everglades, Fla. $37,546,480
4Miami International Airport $32,234,938
5Low-Valued Imports and Exports $9,632,136
6Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $9,141,959
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $7,371,530
8Port of New Orleans $2,564,923
9Port of New York $2,365,826
10Port of Fajardo, P.R. $1,713,300

U.S. trade with Suriname rose to $194.13 million through May

Suriname’s trade with the United States rose to $194.13 million through the first five months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 10.93 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. U.S. exports to Suriname decreased 16.29 percent while U.S. imports from Suriname rose 23.58 percent. The U.S. surplus with Suriname was $121.75 million.

Through May, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port Miami; No. 2 Port of Houston; No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla.; No. 4 Miami International Airport; and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port Miami No. 2 Miami International Airport No. 3 Port of Houston No. 4 Port Everglades, Fla. and No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 81.9 percent of Suriname’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami fell 24.23 percent to $41.7 million.
    Exports fell 29.59 percent to $35.23 million. Imports rose 29.44 percent to $6.47 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 16.45 percent to $37.88 million.
    Exports fell 14.35 percent to $37.6 million. Imports fell 80.43 percent to $281,770.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 8.68 percent to $37.55 million.
    Exports rose 9.6 percent to $32.47 million. Imports rose 3.15 percent to $5.08 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport fell 30.51 percent to $32.23 million.
    Exports fell 37.64 percent to $22.69 million. Imports fell 4.57 percent to $9.55 million.
  • Trade with No. 5 Low-Valued Imports and Exports fell 8.9 percent to $9.63 million.
    Exports fell 8.9 percent to $9.63 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. 118.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $1.71 trillion, up 0.56 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.12 percent to $685.55 billion; imports climbed 0.86 percent to $1.03 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 $342.77 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $334.82 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Suriname by value through May were the categories of Low value shipments; Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Parts for heavy machinery; Chicken and other poultry; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 27.25 percent of total exports to Suriname.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Suriname –– Gasoline, other fuels; Fish, fresh or chilled; Fish fillets, chilled or frozen; Value added to a returned import; and Frozen fish –– accounted for 83.75 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Low value shipments fell 8.9 percent compared to last year to $9.63 million.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides fell 18.73 percent compared to last year to $8.8 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 51.59 percent compared to last year to $8.66 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry fell 8.69 percent compared to last year to $8.4 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 53.33 percent compared to last year to $7.54 million.

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

  • Gasoline, other fuels rose 267.7 percent compared to last year to $9.69 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 17.82 percent compared to last year to $6.29 million.
  • Fish fillets, chilled or frozen rose 2.2 percent compared to last year to $6.16 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 44.37 percent compared to last year to $4.99 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 48.74 percent compared to last year to $3.17 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.