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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Suriname
Head of State : Dési Bouterse
Population : 558.37 Thousand (2016)
Capital City : Paramaribo
Largest City : Paramaribo
Languages : Dutch (official), English (widely spoken), Sranang Tongo (Surinamese, sometimes called Taki-Taki, is native language of Creoles
Monetary Unit : Surinamese Dollar (SRD)
GDP (USD) : 3.62 Billion (2016)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 0.17 Billion (2016)
GNI (USD) : 3.51 Billion (2016)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 1.63 Billion (2016)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 1.78 Billion (2016)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 71.29 Years (2015)
Intra-OIC Exports (USD) : 0.48 Billion (2016)
Intra-OIC Imports (USD) : 0.03 Billion (2016)
Location & Geography
Suriname, formerly known as Dutch Guiana, is one of the smallest countries in South America and the only Latin American country whose official language is Dutch. Suriname lies on South America’s North-east coast and is bordered by Brazil in the South, French Guiana in the East and Guyana in the West. Suriname’s coastal area is flat. The major rivers flow to the North towards the Atlantic. Large rivers and streams bisect the country from the South to the North and provide major transportation routes between the coast and the inland. Suriname lies outside the hurricane and earthquake area. Forests and woodlands take up a large portion of the country which has a tropical rainforest climate, hot and humid throughout the year. Temperatures inland are not moderated by coastal breezes and are slightly higher. Seasons are distinguished only by more or less rain.
Investment Profile
Doing Business 2017 Rank**Doing Business 2018 Rank**Change in Rank
Doing Business 2017 DTF**Doing Business 2018 DTF**Change in DTF**
(% points)
46.76 46.87 0.11
Investment Opportunities