Suriname

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Capital
Area
Currency
Paramaribo
163,821 km 2
Surinamese dollar (SRD)

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Introduction

Suriname, or Surinam, is a country located in South America. The official name is the Republic of Suriname. There are three neighboring countries which are French Guiana, Guyana and Brazil. To the north it is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Because of its location near the Equator, the territory is strongly dominated by rain forests. 

The population is considerably small with merely 575,990 people which gives us only about 2 inhabitants per square kilometres. The entire economy of Suriname is strongly dependent upon its natural resources, e.g., gold. In 2019 GDP (PPP) was equal to $9.044 billion. As far as GDP per capita is concerned, it comes to $15,845. 

Gross domestic product (GDP, GDP PPP)

Gross domestic product (GDP)

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Gross domestic product growth rate

Gross domestic product per capita

Gross domestic product (PPP)

Gross domestic product (PPP) per capita

International trade (Export, Import)

External balance on goods and services

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External balance on goods and services (% of GDP)

Exports of goods and services (current US$)

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services (current US$)

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Employment by sector, Unemployment

Unemployment (% of total labor force)

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Employment in agriculture (% of total employment)

Employment in industry (% of total employment)

Employment in services (% of total employment)

Vulnerable employment (% of total employment)