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Suriname

Suriname ranked No. 121 in total trade value through June with a total of $235.94 million. Exports totaled $188.43 million and Imports totaled $47.51 million, a surplus of $140.92 million.

January – June 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $235.94 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port Miami $49,487,967
2Port of Houston $44,677,900
3Port Everglades, Fla. $44,527,228
4Miami International Airport $37,836,717
5Christiansted Port Terminal, U.S. Virgin Islands $16,106,236
6Low-Valued Imports and Exports $11,575,418
7Port of Savannah, Ga. $8,008,089
8Port of New Orleans $3,225,112
9Port of New York $3,096,257
10Port of Fajardo, P.R. $1,713,300

U.S. trade with Suriname rose to $235.94 million through June

Suriname’s trade with the United States rose to $235.94 million through the first six months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 7.33 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Suriname’s exports decreased 12.31 percent while imports rose 19.57 percent. The U.S. surplus with Suriname was $140.92 million.

Through June, 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 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 81.65 percent of Suriname’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port Miami fell 23.02 percent to $49.49 million.
    Exports fell 26.95 percent to $42.14 million. Imports rose 11.33 percent to $7.35 million.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Houston fell 15.9 percent to $44.68 million.
    Exports fell 14.04 percent to $44.38 million. Imports fell 79.79 percent to $302,684.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port Everglades, Fla. rose 13.4 percent to $44.53 million.
    Exports rose 15.62 percent to $38.53 million. Imports rose 0.94 percent to $6 million.
  • Trade with No. 4 Miami International Airport fell 25.68 percent to $37.84 million.
    Exports fell 31.98 percent to $26.7 million. Imports fell 4.5 percent to $11.13 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. 121 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 121.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $2.06 trillion, down 0.14 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports dropped 0.75 percent to $823.61 billion; imports climbed 0.28 percent to $1.24 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 $412.15 billion, up compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $402.47 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Suriname by value through June were the categories of Low value shipments; Parts for heavy machinery; Cyanides, cyanide oxides; Chicken and other poultry; and Motor vehicle parts, respectively. They accounted for 26.5 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 84.29 percent of all inbound shipments.

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

  • Low value shipments fell 5.08 percent compared to last year to $11.58 million.
  • Parts for heavy machinery fell 49.1 percent compared to last year to $10.22 million.
  • Cyanides, cyanide oxides fell 13.88 percent compared to last year to $9.96 million.
  • Chicken and other poultry fell 4.45 percent compared to last year to $9.37 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts rose 63.1 percent compared to last year to $8.81 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 6.46 percent compared to last year to $7.49 million.
  • Fish, fresh or chilled fell 18.28 percent compared to last year to $7.24 million.
  • Value added to a returned import rose 9.37 percent compared to last year to $5.13 million.
  • Frozen fish rose 28.95 percent compared to last year to $3.53 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.