US trade (export - import) with Suriname in 2018

Published or Updated: Jun 06, 2019

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Suriname in 2018: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Suriname

In 2018, US trade with Suriname totaled $477.0 million, up 10.43% ($45.1 million) from 2017.

US exports to Suriname in 2018 totaled $387.3 million, up 7.76% ($27.9 million) from 2017.

US imports from Suriname in 2018 totaled $89.7 million, up 23.67% ($17.2 million) from 2017.

US trade surplus with Suriname in 2018 was $297.7 million, a 3.75% increase ($10.7 million) over 2017.

Suriname was the US 125th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 121st in 2017), accounting for 0.0111% of US total trade (up from 0.0109% in 2017).

Suriname was the US 107th largest export market in 2018 (up from 110th in 2017), accounting for 0.0233% of US total exports (up from 0.0232% in 2017).

Suriname was the US 130th largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0034% of US total imports (up from 0.0030% in 2017).

US Exports to Suriname

The major share of US exports to Suriname in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 49.05% of US total exports to Suriname (46.90% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.97% of US total exports to Suriname (20.21% in 2017);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.77% of US total exports to Suriname (13.60% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.74% of US total exports to Suriname (4.30% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.63% of US total exports to Suriname (4.35% in 2017);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.19% of US total exports to Suriname (1.28% in 2017).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $19.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8.4 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $5.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Suriname in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $11.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.4 million.
US exports to Suriname in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 249.0 0.06 223.211.55
02 Meat and edible meat offal 19,482.8 5.03 18,891.43.13
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,307.1 0.34 348.4275.17
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,828.4 0.47 1,865.7-2.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.0 0.00 8.2-39.99
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 10.6 0.00 5.688.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 554.4 0.14 775.7-28.53
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,301.8 0.34 1,144.713.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 339.6 0.09 368.4-7.82
10 Cereals 1,555.6 0.40 1,847.9-15.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 47.0 0.01 49.3-4.60
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 397.1 0.10 89.0346.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 75.4 0.02 29.9151.86
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 11.7 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 552.2 0.14 588.8-6.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 387.2 0.10 263.047.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 243.7 0.06 258.4-5.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34.8 0.01 49.9-30.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 13,499.0 3.49 12,146.311.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,683.1 0.43 1,391.420.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,776.2 1.49 5,516.04.72
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,215.8 0.83 2,437.531.93
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 512.3 0.13 445.115.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 249.1 0.06 147.668.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 387.0 0.10 1,822.5-78.76
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 13,664.1 3.53 13,826.3-1.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 25,479.0 6.58 24,674.93.26
29 Organic chemicals 538.4 0.14 1,257.4-57.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,943.5 0.50 2,478.3-21.58
31 Fertilizers 3.2 0.00 367.5-99.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,165.8 0.30 1,331.3-12.44
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,457.4 1.41 5,447.40.18
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,539.8 0.40 1,456.05.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 281.0 0.07 232.620.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 156.8 0.04 162.4-3.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 252.6 0.07 166.451.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,238.6 1.09 4,516.8-6.16
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,833.8 5.12 19,928.0-0.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,601.7 3.25 10,635.418.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 534.5 0.14 282.689.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 10.0 0.00 2.7267.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 97.8 0.03 80.122.10
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 105.6 0.03 212.7-50.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,091.3 0.28 897.721.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 334.4 0.09 340.5-1.79
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 21.0 0.01 0.0
52 Cotton 74.0 0.02 90.3-18.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 118.1 0.03 340.7-65.34
55 Man-made staple fibers 159.1 0.04 102.055.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 67.3 0.02 120.1-43.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 32.4 0.01 135.1-76.06
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 153.6 0.04 32.6371.15
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 623.2 0.16 632.2-1.43
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 27.0 0.01 38.3-29.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 143.7 0.04 212.4-32.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 811.3 0.21 1,154.9-29.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 562.9 0.15 344.663.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,449.3 0.37 1,023.141.65
65 Headgear and parts thereof 95.7 0.02 66.444.08
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13.4 0.00 14.7-8.45
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 270.0 0.07 273.6-1.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 260.5 0.07 319.0-18.34
69 Ceramic products 209.1 0.05 253.2-17.42
70 Glass and glassware 670.8 0.17 134.4399.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 262.8 0.07 152.772.11
72 Iron and steel 1,422.3 0.37 634.9124.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 12,819.8 3.31 10,760.519.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 200.7 0.05 63.9214.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 38.8 0.01 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,510.3 0.39 1,268.419.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 52.0 0.01 14.8250.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 6.9 0.00 8.0-13.87
80 Tin and articles thereof 133.7 0.03 98.236.18
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8.0 0.00 17.7-54.78
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,440.3 0.37 1,739.6-17.21
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 744.5 0.19 836.8-11.03
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 98,100.8 25.33 89,710.89.35
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 35,188.2 9.09 29,436.719.54
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 39.3 0.01 232.0-83.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 24,799.0 6.40 35,931.9-30.98
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 22,500.8 5.81 3,328.5576.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,446.9 0.37 1,353.66.90
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,919.1 2.04 8,556.4-7.45
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 307.4 0.08 369.4-16.78
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 78.2 0.02 113.3-31.01
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 220.3 0.06 154.842.27
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 2,946.8 0.76 2,443.120.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,289.3 0.59 3,659.5-37.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 639.9 0.17 571.911.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.4 0.00 90.0-91.73
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23,395.9 6.04 23,557.7-0.69

US Imports from Suriname

The major share of US imports from Suriname in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.81% of US total imports from Suriname (59.36% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.50% of US total imports from Suriname (12.27% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.78% of US total imports from Suriname (11.67% in 2017);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.36% of US total imports from Suriname (3.09% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.70% of US total imports from Suriname (1.14% in 2017).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $3.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in 2018 over the 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.6 million.
US imports from Suriname in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2018
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2017
USD thousand)
Change
in 2018
over 2017
(%)
01 Live animals 385.3 0.43 265.545.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 47,724.2 53.23 42,428.212.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2.1 0.00 118.7-98.20
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22.4 0.03 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 111.3 0.12 226.0-50.75
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,564.3 11.78 8,456.024.93
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 28.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 22.9 0.03 0.45,230.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5.4 0.01 12.4-56.18
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 630.1 0.70 824.2-23.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.6 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 83.2 0.09 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 11.1 0.01 17.0-34.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11.7 0.01 8.341.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.6 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4.6 0.01 0.0
69 Ceramic products 10.4 0.01 0.0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5.0 0.01 15.2-67.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 52.1 0.06 18.9175.64
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,194.1 1.33 1,108.67.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 436.6 0.49 394.710.62
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,317.6 1.47 721.782.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14.1 0.02 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,918.7 3.26 3,525.7-17.22
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 7,207.0 8.04 4,228.070.46
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 165.1 0.18 336.2-50.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,759.7 1.96 757.4132.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 54.9 0.06 48.313.62
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 5.0 0.01 2.786.58
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 109.4 0.12 48.5125.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 40.2 0.04 29.436.68
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3.4 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 14,786.8 16.49 8,865.466.79
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Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce