US trade with Suriname in the first nine months of 2017

Published or Updated: May 28, 2018

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

US Trade with Suriname

In the first nine months of 2017, US trade with Suriname totaled $308.9 million, up 11.77% ($32.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US exports to Suriname in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $254.0 million, up 13.94% ($31.1 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US imports from Suriname in the first nine months of 2017 totaled $54.9 million, up 2.75% ($1.5 million) from the first nine months of 2016.

US trade surplus with Suriname in the first nine months of 2017 was $199.1 million, a 17.46% increase ($29.6 million) over the first nine months of 2016.

Suriname was the US 119th largest trading partner in the first nine months of 2017 (just as in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0106% of US total trade (up from 0.0105% in the first nine months of 2016).

Suriname was the US 110th largest export market in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 107th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0223% of US total exports (up from 0.0211% in the first nine months of 2016).

Suriname was the US 131st largest supplier in the first nine months of 2017 (down from 129th in the first nine months of 2016), accounting for 0.0031% of US total imports (down from 0.0034% in the first nine months of 2016).

US Exports to Suriname

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 44.27% of US total exports to Suriname (45.08% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.30% of US total exports to Suriname (17.41% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.21% of US total exports to Suriname (15.49% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.73% of US total exports to Suriname (3.70% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.54% of US total exports to Suriname (7.22% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of US total exports to Suriname (1.19% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Suriname in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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 $9.4 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 $6.1 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3.5 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1.3 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $0.8 million.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3.7 million;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1.5 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) - a decrease of $1.4 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $0.8 million.
US exports to Suriname in the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 157.4 0.06 198.5-20.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,708.2 5.79 12,053.422.02
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 320.5 0.13 354.7-9.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,120.3 0.44 1,225.7-8.60
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.2 0.00 20.6-79.36
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 552.4 0.22 318.073.72
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 931.5 0.37 876.96.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 182.1 0.07 215.4-15.50
10 Cereals 1,515.3 0.60 1,072.941.24
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 27.4 0.01 27.6-0.67
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 70.2 0.03 88.3-20.49
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 29.9 0.01 85.4-64.96
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 362.4 0.14 1,095.7-66.92
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 199.1 0.08 584.9-65.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 234.4 0.09 33.0610.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24.6 0.01 12.3100.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 8,979.9 3.54 7,570.818.61
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 933.1 0.37 1,247.4-25.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,116.3 1.62 3,731.610.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,254.6 0.49 1,581.7-20.68
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 295.3 0.12 1,839.2-83.94
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 78.2 0.03 140.1-44.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,653.1 0.65 305.4441.29
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 10,367.9 4.08 7,944.830.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,152.7 7.93 14,089.843.03
29 Organic chemicals 1,139.1 0.45 360.2216.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,809.8 0.71 1,879.1-3.69
31 Fertilizers 361.4 0.14 28.81,154.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 947.3 0.37 1,359.3-30.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,846.0 1.51 3,266.617.74
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 877.1 0.35 530.265.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 173.5 0.07 89.893.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 103.3 0.04 64.759.72
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 98.1 0.04 168.3-41.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,966.8 1.17 2,450.021.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,136.8 5.17 10,036.930.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,499.0 3.35 4,482.589.60
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) 193.6 0.08 367.5-47.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2.7 0.00 22.9-88.10
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 36.8 0.01 109.5-66.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 156.0 0.06 152.22.48
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 593.0 0.23 1,360.7-56.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 244.8 0.10 232.75.19
52 Cotton 59.0 0.02 28.5106.71
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 210.9 0.08 137.853.08
55 Man-made staple fibers 99.3 0.04 11.5764.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 97.2 0.04 183.8-47.13
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 101.2 0.04 86.117.46
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6.3 0.00 56.2-88.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 396.2 0.16 549.9-27.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 38.3 0.02 6.0537.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 47.3 0.02 69.9-32.32
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 741.8 0.29 548.735.20
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 261.6 0.10 188.239.03
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 613.1 0.24 601.91.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35.0 0.01 39.5-11.37
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 198.2 0.08 131.051.37
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 246.0 0.10 319.1-22.92
69 Ceramic products 181.1 0.07 310.2-41.63
70 Glass and glassware 86.6 0.03 233.7-62.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 144.3 0.06 322.9-55.32
72 Iron and steel 352.6 0.14 563.7-37.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,890.9 3.11 11,592.0-31.93
74 Copper and articles thereof 43.4 0.02 233.8-81.43
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 967.1 0.38 1,180.7-18.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 3.9 0.00 11.4-66.28
79 Zinc and articles thereof 8.0 0.00 11.3-29.22
80 Tin and articles thereof 66.4 0.03 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17.7 0.01 6.4177.05
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,469.0 0.58 1,721.9-14.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 711.0 0.28 760.3-6.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 63,243.8 24.90 59,711.65.92
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 19,213.3 7.56 20,587.0-6.67
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 62.8 0.02 292.3-78.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 21,196.9 8.35 11,752.780.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 1,606.9 0.63 1,090.947.31
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 762.9 0.30 332.4129.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,366.8 2.51 6,739.4-5.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 317.2 0.12 212.948.97
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 81.6 0.03 165.2-50.60
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 77.8 0.03 189.3-58.90
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 1,910.4 0.75 1,649.015.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,366.7 1.33 925.3263.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 440.6 0.17 321.037.25
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 90.0 0.04 9.5847.71
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 16,701.1 6.58 15,195.99.91

US Imports from Suriname

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.60% of US total imports from Suriname (50.06% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 15.42% of US total imports from Suriname (0.01% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.05% of US total imports from Suriname (15.09% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.37% of US total imports from Suriname (2.50% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of US total imports from Suriname (1.34% in the first nine months of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.07% of US total imports from Suriname (16.90% in the first nine months of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Suriname in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months 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) - an increase of $8.5 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3.6 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1.2 million;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $0.5 million;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Suriname in the first nine months of 2017 over the first nine months of 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 $1.6 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.5 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 the first nine months of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first 9 months 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first 9 months 2017
over first 9 months 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 198.3 0.36 175.013.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30,079.1 54.84 26,502.813.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 118.7 0.22 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 4.0-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 100.0 0.18 0.0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,456.0 15.42 0.0
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 0.05 0.0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.4 0.00 13.6-96.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 11.8 0.02 12.1-2.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 582.6 1.06 708.9-17.81
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 13.2 0.02 4.1222.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8.3 0.02 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 0.03 42.8-64.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 15.9 0.03 501.1-96.83
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,001.2 1.83 524.790.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 324.9 0.59 216.849.85
78 Lead and articles thereof 504.7 0.92 87.3478.09
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 2,756.1 5.02 1,572.275.30
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 3,405.3 6.21 5,036.7-32.39
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 238.9 0.44 557.4-57.14
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 707.3 1.29 761.4-7.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 48.3 0.09 128.7-62.44
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 0.09 136.1-64.40
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23.3 0.04 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,163.1 11.24 7,319.8-15.80
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce