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Indicators of economy in Suriname

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2020 was at about 10.906 US Dollar per capita. In contrast, the GDP in Suriname reached 4.917 US dollars per inhabitant, or 2.88 bn US Dollar in the whole country. Suriname is currently at number 175 among the international economies and is therefore one of the less significant. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account the purchasing power parity, then Suriname is in the list of the world's richest countries in place 79.

Inflation in Suriname was in 2020 at around 34.90%. For the the EU, the average of the same was year at 0.50%. In the United States, it was most recently 1.23%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 55.5% lower.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 67 and is compared to other countries moderate.


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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020

The consequences of the Covid pandemic in 2020 were considerable in Suriname. Overall, gross domestic product in 2020 fell from 3.98 billion US Dollar auf 2.88 billion US Dollar. With a large drop of 27.61 percent, the economy in Suriname has struggled significantly more than other countries. The unemployment rate rose from 6.9 to 8.7 percent.

Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2020

Economic performance 2020

 Suriname
Total
Suriname
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP2.88 bn USD4,916.61 USD15,292.10 tn USD29,692.44 USD
Gross national product2.71 bn USD4,619.03 USD15,330.18 tn USD29,766.38 USD


Development of gross domestic product in million US Dollar 1979 - 2020



Im- and Exports 2020

 Suriname
Total
Suriname
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports2.41 bn USD4,112.82 USD7,314.16 bn USD14,201.79 USD
Exports2.29 bn USD3,898.09 USD7,834.94 bn USD15,212.97 USD


Development of imports and exports in million US dollars 2005 - 2020

Exports
Imports



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