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Country – Fact Sheet

General

General

Official Name

Republic of Suriname

Capital

Paramaribo

Area

1,63,820 Sq. Kms.

Currency

Surinamese Dollar US$1 = SRD 20.60[As on 7th April 2022].

GDP

$4.8 billion(2021) (Estimated)

Unemployment

11.20 %(2020) (Estimated)

GDP Per Capita

8128(2021) (Estimated)

Forest Cover

93% (2021)

CO2 emissions

3.61 metric tons per capita (Year 2018, World Bank)

Tourist Arrivals

279000(2017) (World Bank)

Population

5,86,634 (World Bank, latest figure of 2020)

5,41,638 (Census of 2012)

 

Age Profile

0 -14 yrs : 23.38%

15 – 24 yrs : 17.2%

25 – 54 yrs : 44.09%

55 – 64 yrs : 8.78%

65 – older : 6.55%

Life expectancy

71.09/76.16( Male/Female) 2020

Languages

Dutch [English is widely understood], Sarnami, Sranan tongo, Javanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hindi and Chinese.

Ethnic groups (As per the census of 2012)

Hindustani – 27.4%; Creoles – 15.7%; Maroons – 21.7%; Javanese – 13.7%; Amerindians – 3.8%; Others – 17.7%

Religion

Hindu 22.3%, Protestant 23.6% (includes Evangelical- 11.2%, Moravian- 11.2%, Reformed- 0.7%, Lutheran -0.5%) Roman Catholic 21.6%, Muslim 13.8% (Estimated)

Internet Penetration

48.95%(2019) (Estimated)

Mobile phones

153.3(per 100 inhabitants)(Estimated)

Urbanisation

66.3%(2021) (Estimated)

Exports

2.2 US$ billion(2021) (Trade Map)

1.38 US$ billion (2020) (Trade Map)

Imports

1.27 US$ billion(2021) (Trade Map)

1.53 US$ billion (2020) (Trade Map)

Main Trade Partners

Export: United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Netherlands , Belgium (2020) (Trade Map)

Import: Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Netherlands, China (2020) (Trade Map)

Political

 

Political Structure

Constitutional Democracy, President is both Head of State and Head of Government

Major Political Parties

VHP, NDP, ABOP, PL & NPS

Head of State

H.E. Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi

Head of Government

H.E. Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi

India’s Exports

(Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)

2017-18 US$ 17.38 million

2018-19 US$ 22.58 million

2019-20 US$ 31.12 million

2020-21 US$ 17.12 million

2021-22 US$ 14.21 million

India’s Imports

(Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)

2017-18 US $ 92.76 million

2018-19 US$ 89.39 million

2019-20 US$ 55.07 million

2020-21 US$ 34.14 million

2021-22 US$ 28.03 million

 

Major Indian Exports

(Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)

Boilers, machinery, iron & steel, electrical machinery &equipment, sound recorders, pharmaceutical products, textiles, vehicles, coffee, tea and spices, rubber, paper, tobacco, organic chemicals, furniture, carpets, ceramic products, footwear and printed books

Major Indian Imports

(Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India)

Wood & Charcoal, base metals, food stuffs and largely timber.

Indian Investments in Suriname

Some trading Houses buying wood and M/s Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd & M/s Transrail Lighting Ltd are in the process of establishing their offices in Suriname.

Suriname Investments in India

Nil

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