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Summary statistics
Region 2015 South America  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 163820  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 548  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 3.5  
Capital city 2015 Paramaribo  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 234 2014. Refers to the total population of the District of Paramaribo.  
Currency 2015 Surinam Dollar (SRD)  
UN membership date 2013 4 December 1975  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 5210  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 4368  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2193  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 1.8  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 5.2  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 3.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 9680.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 8430.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 4457.4  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 9.9  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 10.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 11.3  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 32.6  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 37.9  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 37.4  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 57.6  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 51.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 51.3  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 3.2 Break in the time series. 2013.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 8.0 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2004.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 22.4 Break in the time series. 2013.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 23.0 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2004.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 72.9 Break in the time series. 2013.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 64.3 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2004.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 6.9 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 7.6 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 8.5 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 40.5/68.6 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 39.9/68.4 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 37.6/67.2 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 324 Index base: 2001=100. Paramaribo.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 249 Index base: 2001=100. Paramaribo.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 171 Index base: 2001=100. Paramaribo.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 146 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 146 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -415  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 651  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -144  
Exports (million US$) 2015 1917.7 2014.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 1826.7 2014.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 91.0 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United States (24.3), United Arab Emirates (22.0), Switzerland (13.6) 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 United States (27.5), Netherlands (14.4), Trinidad and Tobago (10.6) 2014.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Urban population (%) 2015 66.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 74.2/67.8  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 51  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 46.8/8.6 Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 252  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 1  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 17  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.7  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 118.3/121.6  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 89.2/68.2 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 9.5 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 25.5  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 170.6 Estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 40.1 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 76  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 98.3 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 2101/3.9  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 42  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 65.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 8.6  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 98.1/88.4  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 88.4/61.4  
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