US trade with Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Suriname

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Suriname totaled $103.8 million, up 10.65% ($10.0 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $85.5 million, up 11.89% ($9.1 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $18.3 million, up 5.21% ($0.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $67.2 million, a 13.86% increase ($8.2 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Suriname was the US 117th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 122nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0105% of US total trade (down from 0.0114% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 106th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 109th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0224% of US total exports (up from 0.0220% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 131st largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 127th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0030% of US total imports (down from 0.0037% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Suriname

The major share of US exports to Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 46.28% of US total exports to Suriname (38.87% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.77% of US total exports to Suriname (19.92% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.11% of US total exports to Suriname (15.38% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.28% of US total exports to Suriname (10.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.37% of US total exports to Suriname (4.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.29% of US total exports to Suriname (1.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • 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 $1.3 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 $0.8 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $0.3 million.
US exports to Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 67.5 0.08 94.6-28.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 6,149.9 7.19 4,543.635.35
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 44.8 0.05 3.21,307.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 443.6 0.52 577.4-23.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 28.3-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 191.2 0.22 138.238.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 365.6 0.43 312.516.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 77.4 0.09 108.5-28.68
10 Cereals 585.0 0.68 317.384.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10.3 0.01 8.225.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 27.4 0.03 39.1-29.86
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 29.9 0.04 23.228.88
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 89.8 0.11 190.5-52.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 83.1 0.10 179.9-53.81
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 141.0 0.16 9.11,452.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,973.7 3.48 2,474.520.17
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 424.6 0.50 409.53.68
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,253.0 1.47 1,402.2-10.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 689.3 0.81 725.2-4.95
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 84.9 0.10 63.733.28
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 38.0 0.04 98.2-61.29
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 166.9 0.20 178.7-6.66
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,718.1 3.18 3,450.2-21.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,542.2 6.48 6,805.6-18.56
29 Organic chemicals 285.9 0.33 122.6133.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 400.1 0.47 729.2-45.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 307.3 0.36 216.841.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,244.6 1.46 1,548.8-19.64
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 218.6 0.26 219.7-0.51
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 95.0 0.11 14.2571.53
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 45.2 0.05 22.6100.10
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 38.5 0.05 94.8-59.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 993.9 1.16 651.752.50
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,181.3 6.06 2,465.1110.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,545.3 2.98 2,328.89.30
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) 32.4 0.04 177.7-81.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.7 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13.7 0.02 54.7-75.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 62.0 0.07 52.418.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 189.0 0.22 224.6-15.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 118.7 0.14 126.1-5.86
52 Cotton 44.8 0.05 28.557.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 118.6 0.14 16.4624.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 69.9 0.08 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 50.2 0.06 48.43.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 52.9 0.06 64.2-17.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.3 0.01 0.0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 102.6 0.12 262.1-60.86
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 25.9 0.03 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 23.5 0.03 42.0-44.14
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 277.5 0.32 177.955.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 55.1 0.06 37.845.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 215.0 0.25 188.514.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3.6 0.00 28.5-87.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 60.8 0.07 53.613.32
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 104.7 0.12 108.7-3.69
69 Ceramic products 84.4 0.10 166.7-49.34
70 Glass and glassware 44.6 0.05 35.724.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 23.4 0.03 228.0-89.76
72 Iron and steel 132.6 0.16 238.5-44.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,474.4 2.89 5,998.0-58.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.8-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 472.0 0.55 299.857.43
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.9 0.00 7.2-46.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 8.5-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 7.1 0.01 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.7 0.02 6.4177.05
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 420.1 0.49 724.0-41.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 134.3 0.16 443.4-69.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,868.1 26.75 16,107.841.97
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 6,448.9 7.54 7,209.1-10.54
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 37.0 0.04 35.05.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,758.3 7.91 3,624.186.48
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 353.9 0.41 268.431.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 328.2 0.38 133.6145.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,763.2 3.23 2,320.119.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 83.8 0.10 53.058.07
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 44.6 0.05 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 14.0 0.02 86.8-83.86
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 553.4 0.65 485.314.02
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 604.4 0.71 349.572.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 107.2 0.13 76.041.14
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 27.9 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 5,491.8 6.42 5,180.26.02

US Imports from Suriname

The major share of US imports from Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 70.53% of US total imports from Suriname (70.04% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 12.34% of US total imports from Suriname (11.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.74% of US total imports from Suriname (3.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.12% of US total imports from Suriname (1.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $0.7 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) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.2 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 $0.1 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.1 million.
US imports from Suriname in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 10.9 0.06 39.3-72.26
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,897.8 70.40 12,156.36.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11.8 0.06 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 205.0 1.12 197.43.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.4 0.02 0.0
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 4.4-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 106.7-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 193.1 1.05 385.9-49.97
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 94.8 0.52 49.691.21
78 Lead and articles thereof 214.7 1.17 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 813.9 4.44 713.514.06
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 1,106.8 6.04 632.075.15
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 78.4 0.43 195.4-59.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 253.3 1.38 465.0-45.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8.3 0.05 12.6-34.00
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 7.2 0.04 53.2-86.54
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23.3 0.13 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,396.0 13.08 2,385.00.46
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce