US trade (export - import) with Suriname in 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

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

US Trade with Suriname

In 2017, US trade with Suriname totaled $431.9 million, up 15.46% ($57.8 million) from 2016.

US exports to Suriname in 2017 totaled $359.4 million, up 18.67% ($56.5 million) from 2016.

US imports from Suriname in 2017 totaled $72.5 million, up 1.80% ($1.3 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Suriname in 2017 was $286.9 million, a 23.86% increase ($55.3 million) over 2016.

Suriname was the US 121st largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 120th in 2016), accounting for 0.0109% of US total trade (up from 0.0101% in 2016).

Suriname was the US 110th largest export market in 2017 (down from 107th in 2016), accounting for 0.0232% of US total exports (up from 0.0208% in 2016).

Suriname was the US 130th largest supplier in 2017 (just as in 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total imports (down from 0.0032% in 2016).

US Exports to Suriname

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.90% of US total exports to Suriname (44.96% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.21% of US total exports to Suriname (17.80% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.60% of US total exports to Suriname (15.13% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.35% of US total exports to Suriname (3.98% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.30% of US total exports to Suriname (6.87% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.28% of US total exports to Suriname (1.24% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in 2017 over 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 $19.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8.3 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 $5.8 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5.3 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $3.0 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) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2.1 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $2.0 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.1 million.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.5 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.5 million.
US exports to Suriname in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 223.2 0.06 252.8-11.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 18,891.4 5.26 16,477.114.65
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 348.4 0.10 364.4-4.39
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,865.7 0.52 1,582.617.89
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8.2 0.00 47.2-82.52
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.6 0.00 155.9-96.40
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 775.7 0.22 470.065.04
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,144.7 0.32 1,145.5-0.07
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 368.4 0.10 351.24.92
10 Cereals 1,847.9 0.51 1,435.628.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 49.3 0.01 35.638.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 89.0 0.02 103.4-13.95
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 29.9 0.01 140.7-78.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 588.8 0.16 1,278.3-53.94
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 263.0 0.07 653.4-59.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 258.4 0.07 54.8371.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 49.9 0.01 15.5221.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,146.3 3.38 10,051.820.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,391.4 0.39 1,725.0-19.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,516.0 1.53 5,084.78.48
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,437.5 0.68 2,267.17.52
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 445.1 0.12 1,934.3-76.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 147.6 0.04 200.0-26.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,822.5 0.51 673.8170.47
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 13,826.3 3.85 11,383.121.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 24,674.9 6.87 18,889.130.63
29 Organic chemicals 1,257.4 0.35 505.6148.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,478.3 0.69 2,518.3-1.59
31 Fertilizers 367.5 0.10 28.81,175.45
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,331.3 0.37 1,977.7-32.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,447.4 1.52 4,640.517.39
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 1,456.0 0.41 735.897.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 232.6 0.06 121.491.62
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 162.4 0.05 64.7151.09
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 166.4 0.05 253.1-34.28
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,516.8 1.26 3,219.740.28
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,928.0 5.54 14,663.435.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,635.4 2.96 6,277.069.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 282.6 0.08 463.5-39.02
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.7 0.00 22.9-88.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 80.1 0.02 172.3-53.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 212.7 0.06 197.47.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 897.7 0.25 1,590.3-43.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 340.5 0.09 266.227.92
52 Cotton 90.3 0.03 40.6122.50
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.5 0.00 9.0-39.19
54 Man-made filaments 340.7 0.09 137.8147.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 102.0 0.03 11.5788.17
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 120.1 0.03 230.2-47.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 135.1 0.04 97.338.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 32.6 0.01 65.5-50.19
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 632.2 0.18 755.5-16.31
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 38.3 0.01 6.0537.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 212.4 0.06 89.9136.35
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,154.9 0.32 875.931.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 344.6 0.10 296.516.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,023.1 0.28 829.523.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 66.4 0.02 55.419.84
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 14.7 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 273.6 0.08 253.87.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 319.0 0.09 382.0-16.49
69 Ceramic products 253.2 0.07 377.3-32.91
70 Glass and glassware 134.4 0.04 281.8-52.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 152.7 0.04 533.7-71.39
72 Iron and steel 634.9 0.18 606.34.73
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,760.5 2.99 13,850.0-22.31
74 Copper and articles thereof 63.9 0.02 249.7-74.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 41.6-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,268.4 0.35 1,597.2-20.59
78 Lead and articles thereof 14.8 0.00 11.429.56
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.0 0.00 14.7-45.61
80 Tin and articles thereof 98.2 0.03 220.9-55.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.7 0.00 6.4177.05
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,739.6 0.48 3,214.1-45.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 836.8 0.23 982.5-14.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 89,710.8 24.96 81,447.010.15
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 29,436.7 8.19 26,932.89.30
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 232.0 0.06 295.3-21.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 35,931.9 10.00 16,290.5120.57
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,328.5 0.93 1,373.7142.30
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,353.6 0.38 846.159.97
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,556.4 2.38 8,968.7-4.60
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 369.4 0.10 232.758.73
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 113.3 0.03 253.5-55.31
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 154.8 0.04 203.4-23.88
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 2,443.1 0.68 2,236.29.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,659.5 1.02 2,212.165.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 571.9 0.16 398.843.42
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90.0 0.03 14.5519.46
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 23,557.7 6.55 20,539.414.70

US Imports from Suriname

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 59.36% of US total imports from Suriname (52.96% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.27% of US total imports from Suriname (14.22% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.67% of US total imports from Suriname (2.42% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.09% of US total imports from Suriname (2.58% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.14% of US total imports from Suriname (1.22% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.06% of US total imports from Suriname (12.67% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in 2017 over 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 $6.7 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in 2017 over the 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 $1.8 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.8 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - 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 $0.3 million.
US imports from Suriname in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 265.5 0.37 220.420.49
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 42,428.2 58.52 37,368.613.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 118.7 0.16 39.4201.23
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 8.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 226.0 0.31 80.9179.23
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.7 0.00 5.5-51.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,456.0 11.66 1,717.1392.46
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 0.04 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 13.6-96.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12.4 0.02 12.12.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 824.2 1.14 862.9-4.48
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 17.0 0.02 4.1312.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.3 0.01 8.8-6.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 1.1-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
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 0.02 50.7-70.05
73 Articles of iron or steel 18.9 0.03 501.1-96.23
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,108.6 1.53 912.321.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 394.7 0.54 313.425.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 721.7 1.00 107.1573.78
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 3,525.7 4.86 2,327.551.48
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 4,228.0 5.83 6,006.8-29.61
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 336.2 0.46 602.6-44.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 757.4 1.04 1,063.5-28.78
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48.3 0.07 128.7-62.44
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15.0 0.02 0.0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.7 0.00 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 48.5 0.07 150.8-67.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 29.4 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,865.4 12.23 9,687.5-8.49
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce