US trade (export - import) with Suriname in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Suriname in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Suriname

In 2014, US trade with Suriname totaled $996.3 million, up 27.66% ($215.9 million) from 2013.

US exports to Suriname in 2014 totaled $518.6 million, up 15.31% ($68.8 million) from 2013.

US imports from Suriname in 2014 totaled $477.6 million, up 44.48% ($147.0 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Suriname in 2014 was $41.0 million, a 65.59% decrease ($78.2 million) over 2013.

Suriname was the US 99th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 108th in 2013), accounting for 0.0247% of US total trade (up from 0.0200% in 2013).

Suriname was the US 103rd largest export market in 2014 (up from 105th in 2013), accounting for 0.0320% of US total exports (up from 0.0285% in 2013).

Suriname was the US 91st largest supplier in 2014 (up from 103rd in 2013), accounting for 0.0198% of US total imports (up from 0.0142% in 2013).

US Exports to Suriname

The major share of US exports to Suriname in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.46% of US total exports to Suriname (41.42% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.06% of US total exports to Suriname (28.63% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.05% of US total exports to Suriname (12.41% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.23% of US total exports to Suriname (4.70% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.19% of US total exports to Suriname (1.77% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.10% of US total exports to Suriname (0.91% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $16.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $13.8 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 $12.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $5.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $1.8 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Suriname in 2014 over 2013 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 $19.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $2.2 million.
US exports to Suriname in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 184.0 0.04 241.9-23.93
02 Meat and edible meat offal 22,423.7 4.32 21,247.35.54
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 269.0 0.05 324.9-17.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,533.3 0.30 1,734.0-11.58
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 568.9 0.11 159.6256.37
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 45.1 0.01 20.8116.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 796.2 0.15 1,306.2-39.05
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,136.2 0.41 1,691.026.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 805.0 0.16 313.6156.71
10 Cereals 918.6 0.18 1,353.2-32.11
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 226.3 0.04 473.6-52.21
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 70.3 0.01 307.4-77.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 58.5 0.01 46.924.69
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 95.2 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,142.0 0.41 1,706.925.49
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 407.3 0.08 718.6-43.32
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 163.1 0.03 215.5-24.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 66.4 0.01 176.2-62.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,350.5 1.61 7,372.913.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,199.7 0.62 3,221.8-0.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,048.4 1.17 6,179.4-2.12
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,729.0 0.72 3,779.5-1.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,937.2 0.57 3,146.0-6.63
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 148.2 0.03 66.6122.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 475.6 0.09 552.0-13.84
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,239.0 4.10 7,426.3186.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 48,992.2 9.45 68,376.5-28.35
29 Organic chemicals 1,257.5 0.24 933.434.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,902.5 0.56 3,059.6-5.14
31 Fertilizers 34.2 0.01 127.1-73.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,682.1 0.32 747.3125.10
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,147.1 1.38 7,512.6-4.86
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 736.7 0.14 1,492.9-50.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 126.4 0.02 177.3-28.69
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 146.1 0.03 635.7-77.02
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,245.0 0.24 698.078.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,969.0 1.92 5,611.377.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,625.7 5.52 28,544.10.29
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,377.3 1.23 10,859.4-41.27
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 391.7 0.08 319.522.58
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0.0 0.00 3.7-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 946.6 0.18 241.8291.53
45 Cork and articles of cork 2.7 0.00 0.0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 4.5 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 105.8 0.02 3.82,694.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,628.4 0.31 1,958.9-16.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 534.0 0.10 533.40.12
52 Cotton 45.9 0.01 34.832.00
54 Man-made filaments 97.9 0.02 50.294.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 115.5 0.02 40.1188.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 600.5 0.12 159.4276.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 120.3 0.02 213.2-43.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24.8 0.00 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,075.9 0.40 316.5555.87
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48.1 0.01 22.9110.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 103.5 0.02 335.8-69.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 620.9 0.12 1,257.0-50.60
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 191.6 0.04 217.5-11.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,220.2 0.24 1,012.020.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 104.9 0.02 50.3108.38
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 3.3 0.00 178.7-98.13
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 328.5 0.06 185.577.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 703.1 0.14 632.511.16
69 Ceramic products 349.1 0.07 730.0-52.17
70 Glass and glassware 1,139.4 0.22 1,469.3-22.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 432.0 0.08 83.9414.81
72 Iron and steel 485.9 0.09 3,033.5-83.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 21,702.9 4.18 13,001.766.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 124.6 0.02 589.9-78.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 79.0 0.02 95.6-17.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,669.6 0.51 1,557.071.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 30.7 0.01 129.8-76.36
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3.3 0.00 3.17.10
80 Tin and articles thereof 35.5 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 50.4 0.01 226.1-77.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,414.1 0.27 1,757.5-19.54
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 548.9 0.11 748.0-26.62
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 104,989.3 20.24 74,162.741.57
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 53,179.1 10.25 40,946.329.88
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 284.0 0.05 160.676.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 71,474.7 13.78 54,701.530.66
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 2,216.2 0.43 4,391.8-49.54
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,879.9 0.36 1,255.949.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,115.0 2.34 10,687.513.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 737.0 0.14 701.85.02
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 35.5 0.01 148.4-76.07
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 548.7 0.11 429.527.75
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 3,966.5 0.76 2,596.552.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,965.2 0.38 3,016.1-34.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 984.6 0.19 1,113.4-11.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 46.7 0.01 36.528.04
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 36,862.9 7.11 31,706.416.26

US Imports from Suriname

The major share of US imports from Suriname in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.85% of US total imports from Suriname (1.53% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.86% of US total imports from Suriname (73.34% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 10.34% of US total imports from Suriname (9.74% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.67% of US total imports from Suriname (10.54% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.85% of US total imports from Suriname (1.41% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.98% of US total imports from Suriname (1.05% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in 2014 over 2013 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 $190.1 million;
  • 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 $17.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.8 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.9 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 $1.8 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in 2014 over the 2013 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 $66.5 million.
US imports from Suriname in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 191.6 0.04 224.3-14.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 36,369.2 7.61 34,503.15.41
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.1 0.00 8.2-0.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 32.8-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 48.5 0.01 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0.0 0.00 73.8-100.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 6.2-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 195,122.7 40.85 5,064.53,752.79
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 175,925.7 36.83 242,438.7-27.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 4.5-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.7 0.00 16.3-95.47
40 Rubber and articles thereof 118.5 0.02 2.05,976.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,126.6 0.24 1,267.0-11.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16.0 0.00 0.0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 83.1-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5.2 0.00 0.9494.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 0.4-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.0 0.00 0.0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.3 0.00 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5.4 0.00 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 49,406.0 10.34 32,189.753.48
72 Iron and steel 3.7 0.00 4.2-12.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 4.2-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,700.0 0.77 2,478.849.27
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 675.0 0.14 612.310.24
78 Lead and articles thereof 290.4 0.06 372.1-21.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4.2 0.00 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,654.4 0.97 1,816.3156.25
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 2,391.7 0.50 579.6312.65
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 1,011.0 0.21 921.49.72
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 680.9 0.14 1,324.4-48.58
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 7.3 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 75.1 0.02 34.4118.40
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 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7.6 0.00 6.517.89
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,778.3 1.21 6,514.5-11.30
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce