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Summary statistics
Region South America  
Surface area (sq km) 163820  
Population (est., 000) 544  
Pop. density (per sq km) 3.3  
Capital city Paramaribo  
Capital city pop. (000) 234 Refers to the total population of the District of Paramaribo.  
Currency Surinamese Dollar (SRD)  
UN membership date 4 December 1975  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 5299  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 4368  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2193  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 2.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 5.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 9825.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 8321.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 4390.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 9597.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 8122.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 4313.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 41.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 37.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 45.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 3.30 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 2.74 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 2.74 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 -198  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 651  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -144  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 313 Paramaribo. Index base 2001=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 249 Paramaribo. Index base 2001=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 171 Paramaribo. Index base 2001=100.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 146  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 146  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 7.8  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 7.6  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 8.2  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 23.0 2004. Population census. ISIC Rev.3. August.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 8.0 2004. Population census. ISIC Rev.3. August.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 40.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 40.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 37.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 68.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 68.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 67.3  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 249  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 205  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 161  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 40 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 38  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 31  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 127.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 99.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 46.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 37.4 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 31.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 6.4  
Exports (million US$) 2013 2466.9 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2013 1637.8 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2013 829.1 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 United Arab Emirates (26.1), Canada (18.6), United States (11.2) 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 United States (26.7), Trinidad and Tobago (25.4), Netherlands (16.0) 2011.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population (%) 2014 66.1  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 26.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 11.1/8.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 100.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 74.2/67.8  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 17.4  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.3  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 47.6  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 41.7/7.7 Refers to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 1  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 97.4/89.6  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 62.0 2002.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 6.1  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 11.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 75  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 94.6  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 8.6  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 95.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 80.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 1911/3.6  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 69.0  
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