US trade with Suriname in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 21, 2017

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

US Trade with Suriname

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Suriname totaled $205.1 million, up 12.35% ($22.5 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Suriname in the first half of 2017 totaled $168.5 million, up 15.00% ($22.0 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Suriname in the first half of 2017 totaled $36.5 million, up 1.55% ($0.6 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Suriname in the first half of 2017 was $132.0 million, a 19.38% increase ($21.4 million) over the first half of 2016.

Suriname was the US 120th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 118th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0107% of US total trade (up from 0.0101% in the first half of 2016).

Suriname was the US 108th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 106th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0223% of US total exports (up from 0.0206% in the first half of 2016).

Suriname was the US 130th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 129th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (down from 0.0033% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Suriname

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 43.26% of US total exports to Suriname (48.32% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.08% of US total exports to Suriname (16.10% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.25% of US total exports to Suriname (15.55% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.42% of US total exports to Suriname (3.15% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.67% of US total exports to Suriname (5.70% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.07% of US total exports to Suriname (1.15% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $7.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.0 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.5 million.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3.2 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.6 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - 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 $0.6 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 $0.6 million.
US exports to Suriname in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 89.9 0.05 103.9-13.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,558.3 5.08 7,509.813.96
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 275.7 0.16 351.6-21.58
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 676.7 0.40 648.34.38
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 0.00 127.7-95.60
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 361.2 0.21 179.7100.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 565.8 0.34 564.30.26
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 104.7 0.06 107.0-2.13
10 Cereals 930.3 0.55 755.623.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 17.1 0.01 19.4-11.80
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 42.8 0.03 49.2-13.05
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 62.2-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 272.6 0.16 905.2-69.88
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 116.0 0.07 405.0-71.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 93.4 0.06 23.9290.87
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24.6 0.01 12.3100.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,006.2 3.56 5,096.317.85
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 508.5 0.30 837.9-39.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,863.3 1.70 2,329.422.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 565.2 0.34 856.5-34.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 210.4 0.12 1,775.5-88.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 40.2 0.02 41.9-4.09
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,486.3 0.88 126.71,073.46
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 7,649.8 4.54 4,494.670.20
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,610.5 8.67 7,284.2100.58
29 Organic chemicals 853.3 0.51 237.6259.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,409.7 0.84 1,149.922.60
31 Fertilizers 361.4 0.21 28.81,154.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 640.0 0.38 1,142.5-43.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,601.4 1.54 1,717.951.43
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 658.5 0.39 310.5112.11
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 78.5 0.05 75.63.79
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 58.1 0.03 42.138.04
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 59.6 0.04 73.5-18.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,972.9 1.17 1,798.29.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,955.5 4.72 7,571.75.07
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,953.7 3.53 2,153.7176.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 161.1 0.10 189.7-15.07
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 22.9-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23.1 0.01 54.8-57.83
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 94.0 0.06 99.7-5.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 404.0 0.24 1,136.1-64.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 126.2 0.07 106.718.25
52 Cotton 14.2 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 92.3 0.05 121.4-23.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 29.3 0.02 11.5155.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 47.0 0.03 135.4-65.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 48.3 0.03 21.9120.40
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 56.2-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 293.6 0.17 287.82.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12.5 0.01 6.0107.61
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23.8 0.01 27.9-14.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 464.3 0.28 370.725.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 206.5 0.12 150.337.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 398.1 0.24 413.4-3.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 31.4 0.02 11.0186.69
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 137.5 0.08 77.377.74
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 141.3 0.08 210.4-32.85
69 Ceramic products 96.6 0.06 143.5-32.67
70 Glass and glassware 42.0 0.02 198.0-78.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 120.9 0.07 94.827.47
72 Iron and steel 220.0 0.13 325.2-32.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,416.5 3.21 5,594.0-3.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 43.4 0.03 230.0-81.13
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 495.1 0.29 880.8-43.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.0 0.00 2.8186.11
80 Tin and articles thereof 59.3 0.04 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,048.9 0.62 997.95.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 576.7 0.34 316.981.96
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 40,375.7 23.96 43,603.7-7.40
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 12,764.4 7.57 13,377.9-4.59
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 25.8 0.02 257.3-89.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,438.6 8.57 8,128.677.63
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,253.0 0.74 822.552.35
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 434.8 0.26 198.8118.71
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,603.6 2.14 4,419.3-18.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 233.4 0.14 159.945.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 37.0 0.02 165.2-77.60
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 63.8 0.04 102.5-37.76
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 1,357.1 0.81 1,163.716.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,762.3 1.64 575.8379.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 333.4 0.20 245.136.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 62.1 0.04 9.5553.96

US Imports from Suriname

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 48.11% of US total imports from Suriname (40.39% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.15% of US total imports from Suriname (0.02% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.40% of US total imports from Suriname (16.78% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.68% of US total imports from Suriname (2.20% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.03% of US total imports from Suriname (1.44% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.11% of US total imports from Suriname (25.04% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $8.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in the first half of 2017 over the first half 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 $9.0 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 $2.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.4 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Suriname in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 187.4 0.51 135.738.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,181.2 47.03 14,346.619.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 106.9 0.29 39.4171.23
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
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 0.27 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 8,456.0 23.15 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 8,998.0-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 28.4 0.08 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 8.5-94.96
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.8 0.03 1.8556.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 377.6 1.03 511.5-26.18
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 13.2 0.04 4.1222.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.8 0.01 8.8-56.52
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 0.04 42.8-64.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.9 0.04 394.3-95.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 808.1 2.21 138.8482.22
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 230.1 0.63 167.337.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 290.0 0.79 87.3232.14
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 1,942.2 5.32 858.7126.19
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 2,298.5 6.29 4,404.7-47.82
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 160.5 0.44 362.0-55.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 454.0 1.24 296.453.20
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 40.0 0.11 116.1-65.52
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 41.3 0.11 82.9-50.19
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce