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The economy is dominated by the mining industry, with exports of alumina, gold, and oil accounting for about 85% of exports and 25% of government revenues, making the economy highly vulnerable to mineral price volatility. In 2000, the government of Ronald VENETIAAN, returned to office and inherited an economy with inflation of over 100% and a growing fiscal deficit. He quickly implemented an austerity program, raised taxes, attempted to control spending, and tamed inflation. Economic growth reached about 6% in 2007 and 2008, owing to sizeable foreign investment in mining and oil. Suriname has received aid for pro...  More..

Economy of Suriname
SOURCE: CIA - The World Factbook
Currency Surinamese Dollar
GDP (PPP) $4.274 billion (2009 est.)
GDP (per capita) $9,000 (2009 est.)
Exports $1.391 billion (2006 est.)
Imports $1.297 billion (2006 est.)
Main Industries Bauxite and Gold Mining, Alumina Production; Oil, Lumbering, Food Processing, Fishing
Exports - Commodities Alumina, Gold, Crude Oil, Lumber, Shrimp and Fish, Rice, Bananas
Imports - Commodities Capital Equipment, Petroleum, Foodstuffs, Cotton, Consumer Goods
Exports Partners Canada 36.1%, Belgium 12.5%, Norway 12.4%, UAE 8.9%, US 7.7% (2008)
Imports Partners US 31.1%, Netherlands 15.5%, Trinidad and Tobago 14.1%, China 7.7%, Japan 6.4% (2008)

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