US trade (export - import) with Suriname in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Suriname in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Suriname

In 2013, US trade with Suriname was $780.4 million, down 4.66% ($38.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to Suriname in 2013 were $449.8 million, down 9.91% ($49.5 million) from 2012.

US imports from Suriname in 2013 totaled $330.6 million, up 3.56% ($11.4 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Suriname in 2013 was $119.2 million, a 33.78% decrease ($60.8 million) over 2012.

Suriname was the US 108th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 102nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0200% of US total trade (down from 0.0211% in 2012).

Suriname was the US 105th largest export market in 2013 (down from 98th in 2012), accounting for 0.0285% of US total exports (down from 0.0323% in 2012).

Suriname was the US 103rd largest supplier in 2013 (down from 101st in 2012), accounting for 0.0142% of US total imports (up from 0.0137% in 2012).

US Exports to Suriname

The major share of US exports to Suriname in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.42% of US total exports to Suriname (45.71% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.63% of US total exports to Suriname (23.26% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.41% of US total exports to Suriname (11.80% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.70% of US total exports to Suriname (6.13% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.77% of US total exports to Suriname (1.58% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in 2013 over 2012 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 $7.5 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 $3.8 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Suriname in 2013 over 2012 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 $26.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17.0 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $5.1 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $4.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $2.6 million;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US exports to Suriname in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 241.9 0.05 220.29.82
02 Meat and edible meat offal 21,247.3 4.72 18,808.112.97
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 324.9 0.07 105.2208.80
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,734.0 0.39 1,347.228.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 159.6 0.04 142.212.26
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 20.8 0.00 35.6-41.47
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,306.2 0.29 420.0211.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,691.0 0.38 1,702.2-0.66
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 313.6 0.07 137.6127.91
10 Cereals 1,353.2 0.30 3,984.1-66.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 473.6 0.11 191.8146.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 307.4 0.07 46.2565.42
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 46.9 0.01 47.3-0.76
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,706.9 0.38 2,348.4-27.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 718.6 0.16 378.290.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 215.5 0.05 415.1-48.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 176.2 0.04 130.834.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,372.9 1.64 11,742.0-37.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,221.8 0.72 3,802.7-15.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,179.4 1.37 5,881.15.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,779.5 0.84 2,883.031.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,146.0 0.70 4,001.7-21.38
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 66.6 0.01 141.3-52.87
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 552.0 0.12 497.510.96
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,426.3 1.65 7,401.60.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 68,376.5 15.20 60,865.212.34
29 Organic chemicals 933.4 0.21 1,227.8-23.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,059.6 0.68 2,491.822.79
31 Fertilizers 127.1 0.03 145.6-12.74
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 747.3 0.17 800.8-6.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,512.6 1.67 7,736.3-2.89
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 1,492.9 0.33 1,502.4-0.63
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 177.3 0.04 88.4100.59
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 635.7 0.14 270.2135.26
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 698.0 0.16 436.859.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,611.3 1.25 3,980.440.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,544.1 6.35 27,492.43.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,859.4 2.41 9,070.419.72
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 319.5 0.07 2,051.1-84.42
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3.7 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 241.8 0.05 268.5-9.95
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3.8 0.00 205.3-98.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,958.9 0.44 2,440.4-19.73
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 533.4 0.12 775.1-31.18
52 Cotton 34.8 0.01 25.536.38
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 3.1-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 50.2 0.01 67.4-25.54
55 Man-made staple fibers 40.1 0.01 12.8214.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 159.4 0.04 427.2-62.69
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 213.2 0.05 180.518.11
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 316.5 0.07 323.5-2.15
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 22.9 0.01 50.0-54.21
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 335.8 0.07 252.832.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,257.0 0.28 654.692.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 217.5 0.05 291.2-25.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,012.0 0.22 1,650.5-38.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 50.3 0.01 35.342.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 178.7 0.04 9.61,757.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 185.5 0.04 226.1-17.98
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 632.5 0.14 566.111.73
69 Ceramic products 730.0 0.16 1,115.9-34.58
70 Glass and glassware 1,469.3 0.33 1,133.429.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 83.9 0.02 118.6-29.28
72 Iron and steel 3,033.5 0.67 2,427.924.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,001.7 2.89 20,682.3-37.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 589.9 0.13 256.9129.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 95.6 0.02 19.9381.18
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,557.0 0.35 991.757.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 129.8 0.03 121.66.73
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.1 0.00 8.1-61.37
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 226.1 0.05 31.1626.34
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,757.5 0.39 5,106.9-65.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 748.0 0.17 971.3-22.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 74,162.7 16.49 91,199.1-18.68
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 40,946.3 9.10 37,191.810.10
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 160.6 0.04 159.01.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 54,701.5 12.16 80,886.8-32.37
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 4,391.8 0.98 4,081.57.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,255.9 0.28 2,767.3-54.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,687.5 2.38 11,925.7-10.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 701.8 0.16 419.467.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 148.4 0.03 130.413.83
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 429.5 0.10 664.5-35.36
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 2,596.5 0.58 2,447.76.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,016.1 0.67 2,922.13.21
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,113.4 0.25 1,201.0-7.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 36.5 0.01 9.0306.29
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 31,706.4 7.05 36,835.6-13.92

US Imports from Suriname

The major share of US imports from Suriname in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 73.34% of US total imports from Suriname (84.31% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.54% of US total imports from Suriname (8.86% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.74% of US total imports from Suriname (0.00% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.53% of US total imports from Suriname (0.00% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.41% of US total imports from Suriname (1.12% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.05% of US total imports from Suriname (1.94% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $32.2 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $6.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in 2013 over the 2012 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 $26.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $3.8 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1.2 million.
US imports from Suriname in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 224.3 0.07 216.63.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 34,503.1 10.44 28,060.422.96
10 Cereals 7.4 0.00 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.2 0.00 7.213.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 32.8 0.01 0.0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 11.5-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 73.8 0.02 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 6.2 0.00 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,064.5 1.53 0.0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 242,438.7 73.33 269,081.5-9.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4.5 0.00 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 16.3 0.00 36.9-55.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2.0 0.00 35.0-94.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,267.0 0.38 744.370.22
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 83.1 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.9 0.00 6.1-85.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.4 0.00 9.2-95.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0.0 0.00 914.0-100.00
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 10.0-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 32,189.7 9.74 15.1213,076.75
72 Iron and steel 4.2 0.00 46.1-90.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.2 0.00 1,208.1-99.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,478.8 0.75 3,911.0-36.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 612.3 0.19 336.681.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 372.1 0.11 685.2-45.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.7-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,816.3 0.55 1,962.4-7.44
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 579.6 0.18 130.2345.08
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 921.4 0.28 421.1118.82
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,324.4 0.40 972.736.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34.4 0.01 82.9-58.54
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 2.3 0.00 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6.5 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,514.5 1.97 10,328.6-36.93
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce