Official Name: The Republic of Suriname
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Presidential Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Republiek Suriname
ISO Country Codes: SR : SUR
Internet Domain: .sr
Government Web Site:
Capital: Paramaribo Main Airports: Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport
Language(s): Dutch;English;Surinamese Population: 632,638
Currency: Suriname Guilder ISO Currency Code: SRD
Telephone Dial In: +597 ID Prefix: 00

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Central Bank: Centrale Bank van Suriname
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 7.53 Surinamese dollars (SRD) (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 8.9% (2017 est.)
Population below poverty line: 70% (2002 est.)
Inflation Rate: 22% (2017 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 15% (2019 - World Bank)
GDP: $9.052 billion (2021 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $14,800 (2021 est.)
Currency Name: Suriname Guilder
Currency Code: SRD
World Bank Classification: Upper-Middle-Income Economy

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 6.7% rice, bananas, palm kernels, coconuts, plantains, peanuts; beef, chickens; shrimp; forest products
Industry: 49.9% bauxite and gold mining, alumina production; oil, lumbering, food processing, fishing
Services: 43.4%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

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Stock & Securities Exchange: Suriname Stock Exchange ;

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Business Language(s): Dutch; English
Customs & Excise: De Douane Suriname
Development Bank(s): Caribbean Development Bank; Islamic Development Bank; Inter-American Development Bank;
National Standards Bureau: Surinaams Standaarden Bureau
Competitive Ind’l Performance: N/A Corruption Perceptions Index: 85/180 (2022 Rank)
Ease of Doing Business: N/A Enabling Trade Index: N/A
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