US trade with Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Suriname

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Suriname totaled $104.4 million, up 8.69% ($8.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $86.5 million, up 13.95% ($10.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $17.9 million, down 11.17% ($2.2 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $68.6 million, a 23.00% increase ($12.8 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Suriname was the US 118th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0106% of US total trade (up from 0.0104% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 110th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 107th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0225% of US total exports (up from 0.0209% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 132nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 128th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total imports (down from 0.0036% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Suriname

The major share of US exports to Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.03% of US total exports to Suriname (44.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.03% of US total exports to Suriname (20.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.97% of US total exports to Suriname (16.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.80% of US total exports to Suriname (6.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.67% of US total exports to Suriname (2.41% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.97% of US total exports to Suriname (1.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.5 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • 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 $1.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1.7 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 $1.0 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 22.5 0.03 0.0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,476.7 5.17 4,123.18.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 188.1 0.22 166.712.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 355.2 0.41 360.3-1.42
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.2 0.00 20.6-79.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.6 0.01 82.7-93.21
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 174.4 0.20 109.659.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 277.5 0.32 194.542.64
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 39.4 0.05 37.64.78
10 Cereals 290.1 0.34 209.438.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8.6 0.01 7.317.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 21.1 0.02 15.239.14
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 30.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 132.0 0.15 265.2-50.23
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 55.1 0.06 59.2-6.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 53.6 0.06 18.0197.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24.6 0.03 3.2656.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,358.6 3.88 3,065.49.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 288.9 0.33 405.8-28.81
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,106.0 1.28 1,501.3-26.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 208.9 0.24 584.8-64.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 105.3 0.12 964.1-89.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 23.3 0.03 41.9-44.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 141.6 0.16 46.5204.48
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.9 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,030.7 3.50 1,785.969.70
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,582.4 8.76 6,185.022.59
29 Organic chemicals 309.9 0.36 116.1166.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 697.6 0.81 654.36.62
31 Fertilizers 355.7 0.41 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 354.0 0.41 591.5-40.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,382.9 1.60 684.7101.98
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 300.8 0.35 146.9104.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15.7 0.02 46.3-66.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 30.1 0.03 29.13.59
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 23.3 0.03 32.1-27.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 830.5 0.96 813.62.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,507.8 2.90 4,173.7-39.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,806.5 4.40 1,741.2118.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 118.3 0.14 74.558.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 22.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7.1 0.01 33.0-78.63
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0.0 0.00 65.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 205.8 0.24 553.0-62.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 89.9 0.10 19.1370.09
52 Cotton 4.0 0.00 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 39.4 0.05 121.4-67.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 29.3 0.03 11.5155.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7.4 0.01 34.0-78.16
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 33.2 0.04 16.2104.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 48.9-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 76.9 0.09 140.4-45.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12.5 0.01 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23.8 0.03 22.84.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 216.9 0.25 185.516.91
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 72.3 0.08 129.3-44.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 240.2 0.28 190.026.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5.5 0.01 4.620.17
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 74.7 0.09 35.9107.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 79.3 0.09 136.3-41.84
69 Ceramic products 73.2 0.08 35.0109.22
70 Glass and glassware 39.2 0.05 93.6-58.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 90.2 0.10 92.2-2.21
72 Iron and steel 46.1 0.05 155.7-70.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,206.4 2.55 2,990.6-26.22
74 Copper and articles thereof 29.7 0.03 230.0-87.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 255.0 0.29 344.5-25.99
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 511.7 0.59 693.3-26.19
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 234.4 0.27 246.2-4.77
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 20,634.7 23.85 19,450.96.09
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 6,366.0 7.36 7,316.2-12.99
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 18.3 0.02 3.0511.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,776.3 11.30 3,257.9200.08
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 760.2 0.88 684.211.10
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 151.0 0.17 152.1-0.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,110.8 2.44 2,708.6-22.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 124.6 0.14 70.876.09
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 24.6 0.03 47.0-47.63
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 23.5 0.03 70.3-66.61
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 675.2 0.78 508.532.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,391.5 2.76 323.0640.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 165.1 0.19 109.151.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 9.5-100.00

US Imports from Suriname

The major share of US imports from Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 49.79% of US total imports from Suriname (36.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.79% of US total imports from Suriname (0.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.67% of US total imports from Suriname (18.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.79% of US total imports from Suriname (2.42% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.44% of US total imports from Suriname (2.10% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.00% of US total imports from Suriname (28.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $3.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - 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;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $5.7 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 $1.7 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;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US imports from Suriname in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 96.5 0.54 73.730.92
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 8,694.6 48.67 7,298.619.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3.4 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 100.0 0.56 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,891.6 21.79 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 5,693.1-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.8-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 257.9 1.44 422.4-38.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8.2 0.05 0.32,503.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1.7 0.01 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15.2 0.08 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 167.5-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 241.8 1.35 126.491.36
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 91.2 0.51 99.5-8.41
78 Lead and articles thereof 164.8 0.92 87.388.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 5.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,097.3 6.14 445.2146.47
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 1,082.3 6.06 2,826.6-61.71
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 65.5 0.37 256.5-74.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 157.2 0.88 66.4136.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40.0 0.22 51.2-21.82
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 14.4 0.08 42.5-66.12
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce