Suriname - Foreign trade



In 2000, exports of bauxite and alumina contributed $319 million, or about 62%, to total exports earnings. Other exports include gold, rice, shrimp, wood products, and bananas. On the black market, Suriname is a large exporter of cocaine, especially to the Netherlands. In 2000 Suriname's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Suriname

Consumer goods 15.3%
Food 15.9%
Fuels 6.6%
Industrial supplies 25.5%
Machinery 19.2%
Transportation 16.7%
Other 0.8%

The US is Suriname's most important trading partner, although Norway is Suriname's largest export market. In 2000, US exports to Suriname totaled $140 million. Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Suriname

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Norway 117 n.a. n.a.
United States 104 140 -36
Netherlands 72 121 -49
France 48 3 45
Canada 40 9 31
United Kingdom 31 5 26
Japan 21 41 -20
Trinidad and Tobago 18 90 -72
Netherlands Antilles 7 9 -2
Panama n.a. 14 n.a.

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Oct 13, 2011 @ 9:09 am
When europe took over Suriname what happened?who were the rulers

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