US trade with Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Jul 25, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Suriname

In the 1st quarter of 2017, US trade with Suriname totaled $100.7 million, up 16.42% ($14.2 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US exports to Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $82.0 million, up 16.13% ($11.4 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US imports from Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $18.7 million, up 17.68% ($2.8 million) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $63.3 million, a 15.69% increase ($8.6 million) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Suriname was the US 115th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0107% of US total trade (up from 0.0099% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 107th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 104th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0220% of US total exports (up from 0.0203% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 126th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 127th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0033% of US total imports (up from 0.0030% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Suriname

The major share of US exports to Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.34% of US total exports to Suriname (52.73% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.19% of US total exports to Suriname (11.86% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.55% of US total exports to Suriname (14.89% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 7.27% of US total exports to Suriname (3.95% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.59% of US total exports to Suriname (5.22% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.18% of US total exports to Suriname (1.06% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.42% of US total exports to Suriname (1.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $5.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.7 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $0.4 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 $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 67.5 0.08 103.9-35.07
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,081.6 4.98 3,386.720.52
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 87.6 0.11 184.9-52.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 321.6 0.39 288.011.64
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 45.0-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 186.7 0.23 70.2166.12
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 288.3 0.35 369.8-22.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 65.3 0.08 69.4-5.87
10 Cereals 640.2 0.78 546.217.22
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.6 0.01 12.1-29.28
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.6 0.03 34.0-36.35
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 32.0-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 140.6 0.17 640.1-78.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 60.9 0.07 345.7-82.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39.8 0.05 5.9578.17
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,647.6 3.23 2,030.930.36
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 219.6 0.27 432.1-49.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,757.3 2.14 828.1112.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 356.3 0.43 271.731.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 105.1 0.13 811.4-87.05
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 16.9 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,344.7 1.64 80.21,577.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,619.1 5.63 2,708.670.53
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,028.1 8.57 1,099.2539.38
29 Organic chemicals 543.4 0.66 121.6347.01
30 Pharmaceutical products 712.1 0.87 495.643.69
31 Fertilizers 5.7 0.01 28.8-80.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 286.0 0.35 551.0-48.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,218.5 1.49 1,033.217.93
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 357.7 0.44 163.6118.66
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 62.8 0.08 29.3114.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 28.0 0.03 13.0114.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 36.3 0.04 41.4-12.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,142.4 1.39 984.716.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,447.7 6.64 3,398.060.32
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,147.2 2.62 412.5420.59
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42.9 0.05 115.3-62.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16.0 0.02 21.7-26.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 94.0 0.11 34.5172.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 198.2 0.24 583.1-66.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 36.3 0.04 87.6-58.54
52 Cotton 10.2 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 52.9 0.06 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 39.5 0.05 101.4-61.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15.1 0.02 5.7166.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 7.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 216.7 0.26 147.447.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 247.4 0.30 185.233.57
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 134.2 0.16 21.1536.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 157.8 0.19 223.4-29.33
65 Headgear and parts thereof 25.9 0.03 6.4307.19
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 62.8 0.08 41.451.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 62.0 0.08 74.0-16.32
69 Ceramic products 23.4 0.03 108.5-78.42
70 Glass and glassware 2.7 0.00 104.4-97.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 30.7 0.04 2.61,082.20
72 Iron and steel 173.9 0.21 169.42.63
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,210.1 3.91 2,603.323.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 13.7 0.02 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 240.1 0.29 536.3-55.23
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.0 0.01 0.0
80 Tin and articles thereof 59.3 0.07 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 537.2 0.66 304.676.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 342.3 0.42 70.8383.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19,741.0 24.07 24,152.9-18.27
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 6,398.4 7.80 6,061.75.55
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 7.4 0.01 254.3-97.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,662.3 5.69 4,870.7-4.28
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 492.8 0.60 138.2256.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 283.8 0.35 46.7507.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,492.8 1.82 1,710.7-12.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 108.8 0.13 89.222.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12.4 0.02 118.2-89.50
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 40.3 0.05 32.225.27
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 681.9 0.83 655.24.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 370.9 0.45 252.846.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 168.3 0.21 136.023.78
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 62.1 0.08 0.0

US Imports from Suriname

The major share of US imports from Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 46.50% of US total imports from Suriname (45.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 24.45% of US total imports from Suriname (0.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.14% of US total imports from Suriname (15.08% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.53% of US total imports from Suriname (1.93% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.22% of US total imports from Suriname (20.83% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $4.6 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $3.3 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) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Suriname in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q1 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q1 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 90.9 0.49 62.046.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,486.6 45.46 7,047.920.41
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 103.5 0.55 39.4162.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,564.4 24.45 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0.0 0.00 3,304.8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 28.4 0.15 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 0.0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.8 0.06 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 119.7 0.64 89.134.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 5.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5.1 0.03 3.833.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2.2 0.01 8.8-75.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 42.8-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.9 0.08 226.8-93.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 566.3 3.03 12.44,455.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 139.0 0.74 67.7105.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 125.2 0.67 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 845.0 4.53 413.5104.36
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 1,216.1 6.51 1,578.2-22.94
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 95.0 0.51 105.5-9.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 296.9 1.59 229.929.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 64.9-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.7 0.01 0.0
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 26.9 0.14 40.4-33.43
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce