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Summary statistics
Region South America  
Currency Surinamese Dollar (SRD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 163820  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 535  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 3.3  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Paramaribo (278)  
United Nations membership date 4 December 1975  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 5012  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 4368  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2193  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 3.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 9376.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 8320.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 4390.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 9011.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 8122.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 4313.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 39.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 37.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 45.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 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$) 2012 238  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 651  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -144  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 307 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) 2012 131  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 131  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 23.0 2004. Population census. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. August. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. 
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 8.0 2004. Population census. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. August. Break in series; data not strictly comparable. 
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 40.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 40.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 37.8  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 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) 2012 240  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 205  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 161  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 865  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 715  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 182.9 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 169.6 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 46.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 34.7 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 31.6  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 6.4  
Exports (million US$) 2012 2466.9 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2012 1637.8 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2012 829.1 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 United Arab Emirates (26.1), Canada (18.6), United States (11.2) 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 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 1.4  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.5  
Urban population (%) 2013 70.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 27.4  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 10.9/8.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 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, %) 2006-2012 45.6  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 41.7/7.7 Data refer to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 104.4/95.0  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 62.0 2002.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 3.6/11.9  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 11.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 75  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 94.6  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 2382/4.5  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 1693.0  
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