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Suriname
Summary statistics
Region South America  
Currency Surinamese Dollar (SRD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 163820  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 529  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 3.2  
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$) 2011 4610  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 4350  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 2193  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 4.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 8708.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 8292.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 4392.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 8650.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 8094.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 4315.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 40.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 37.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 45.6  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 3.30 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 2.75 Market rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 2.74 Market rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 251  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 653  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -144  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 293 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) 2011 133  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 133  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 137  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 23.0 2004. August. Population census. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 8.0 2004. August. Population census. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 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. (%) 2011 68.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 68.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 67.3  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 220  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 205  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 161  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 744 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 715  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 195.0  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 185.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 62.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 32.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 31.6  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 6.4  
Exports (million US$) 2011 2466.9  
Imports (million US$) 2011 1637.8  
Balance (million US$) 2011 829.1  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United Arab Emirates (26.1), Canada (18.6), United States (11.2)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United States (26.7), Trinidad and Tobago (25.4), Netherlands (16.0)  
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 (%) 2012 70.1  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 27.7  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 10.8/8.5  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 100.5  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 74.2/67.8  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 19.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.3  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 45.6  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 39.5/7.5 Data refer to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 96.6/91.6  
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 (%) 2012 11.8  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 74  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 95.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 2470/4.8  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 1357.0  
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