US trade with Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 29, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Suriname

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Suriname totaled $123.1 million, up 25.88% ($25.3 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $105.4 million, up 31.88% ($25.5 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 were $17.7 million, down 1.03% ($0.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $87.8 million, a 41.33% increase ($25.7 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Suriname was the US 121st largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 122nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0118% of US total trade (up from 0.0102% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 108th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0259% of US total exports (up from 0.0211% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Suriname was the US 135th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 131st in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0028% of US total imports (down from 0.0031% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Suriname

The major share of US exports to Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 53.22% of US total exports to Suriname (44.60% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.59% of US total exports to Suriname (18.88% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.13% of US total exports to Suriname (14.13% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.71% of US total exports to Suriname (5.89% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.44% of US total exports to Suriname (4.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.59% of US total exports to Suriname (1.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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) - an increase of $10.2 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4.7 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 $3.9 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $0.8 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $0.6 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $0.4 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $0.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 65.8 0.06 54.321.18
02 Meat and edible meat offal 4,183.2 3.97 4,423.7-5.44
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 27.9 0.03 9.7188.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 745.4 0.71 356.9108.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.00 26.6-84.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 223.3 0.21 152.046.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 213.2 0.20 268.6-20.63
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 186.4 0.18 135.737.33
10 Cereals 332.6 0.32 362.8-8.31
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 21.9 0.02 8.0173.75
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 18.8 0.02 15.224.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 55.3-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 226.4 0.21 182.624.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 63.8 0.06 68.5-6.83
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 24.1 0.02 21.810.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 25.3 0.02 3.3674.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,166.3 3.00 2,481.027.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 458.3 0.43 477.6-4.06
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,399.7 1.33 1,353.13.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,183.0 1.12 685.472.60
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 149.7 0.14 95.157.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 69.4 0.07 59.915.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 169.4 0.16 368.4-54.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,458.4 3.28 3,438.30.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,522.2 4.29 4,799.3-5.77
29 Organic chemicals 118.3 0.11 145.4-18.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 668.5 0.63 639.24.59
31 Fertilizers 6.2 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 384.1 0.36 618.4-37.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,601.4 1.52 1,373.916.56
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 578.9 0.55 205.6181.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 59.1 0.06 31.686.83
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 59.1 0.06 0.0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 68.2 0.06 84.8-19.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,549.9 1.47 769.8101.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,791.1 6.44 4,626.646.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,136.3 2.03 1,794.519.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89.1 0.08 96.1-7.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43.4 0.04 62.8-30.95
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 56.7 0.05 45.225.61
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 304.7 0.29 229.532.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 95.7 0.09 33.5185.96
52 Cotton 31.3 0.03 12.1159.91
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5.5 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 129.8 0.12 0.0
55 Man-made staple fibers 2.7 0.00 0.0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23.0 0.02 46.4-50.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 33.9 0.03 11.2202.99
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 26.3 0.02 9.3182.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 236.0 0.22 205.614.81
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 165.1 0.16 20.0725.96
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 413.1 0.39 327.226.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 83.0 0.08 108.3-23.38
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 410.1 0.39 227.680.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 31.4 0.03 16.097.04
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 12.1 0.01 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 75.4 0.07 122.9-38.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 73.0 0.07 62.916.13
69 Ceramic products 72.1 0.07 67.27.36
70 Glass and glassware 47.8 0.05 48.1-0.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8.5 0.01 210.9-95.99
72 Iron and steel 282.3 0.27 42.6562.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,869.6 2.72 2,258.027.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 20.5 0.02 16.028.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 34.9-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 301.3 0.29 416.5-27.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 11.0 0.01 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.4-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 31.7 0.03 220.9-85.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 270.6 0.26 1,492.2-81.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 125.8 0.12 222.2-43.39
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26,466.9 25.11 21,735.521.77
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 10,223.4 9.70 6,345.761.11
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 169.2 0.16 3.05,538.47
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 14,735.0 13.98 4,537.8224.72
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,721.6 1.63 282.8508.67
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 590.6 0.56 513.714.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,189.6 2.08 2,229.3-1.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 52.2 0.05 19.8163.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 31.7 0.03 88.3-64.11
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 77.0 0.07 14.1445.89
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 532.6 0.51 587.2-9.29
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 292.8 0.28 1,286.9-77.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 131.3 0.12 77.768.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 5.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,856.6 6.50 5,343.528.32

US Imports from Suriname

The major share of US imports from Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 71.06% of US total imports from Suriname (61.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.86% of US total imports from Suriname (11.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.25% of US total imports from Suriname (2.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.37% of US total imports from Suriname (0.86% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.02% of US total imports from Suriname (9.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter 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) - a decrease of $1.7 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $0.3 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 $0.1 million.
US imports from Suriname in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 67.3 0.38 45.448.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,349.2 69.96 10,865.813.65
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 125.9 0.71 80.955.61
26 Ores, slag and ash 2.7 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0.0 0.00 1,717.1-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.6 0.00 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 241.6 1.37 154.056.90
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3.7 0.02 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 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3.1 0.02 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 107.4 0.61 387.6-72.28
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 69.8 0.40 96.6-27.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 216.9 1.23 19.8995.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 769.6 4.36 755.31.89
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 822.7 4.66 970.1-15.19
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 97.3 0.55 45.2115.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 50.1 0.28 302.1-83.43
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 15.0 0.09 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 0.0 0.00 14.7-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6.2 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 2,702.3 15.31 2,367.714.13
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce