Suriname’s economy has been dominated by the mineral and energy sectors (gold, oil, and alumina) which account for approximately 30% of GDP. Overall, the medium-term economic outlook for Suriname is favorable.
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This economy profile for Doing Business
2015 presents the 11 Doing Business indicators for Suriname.
To allow for useful comparison, the profile also provides
data for... Show More + other selected economies (comparator economies) for
each indicator. Doing Business 2015 is the 12th edition in a
series of annual reports measuring the regulations that
enhance business activity and those that constrain it.
Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business; for
2015 Suriname ranks 162. A high ease of doing business
ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive
to the starting and operation of a local firm. Doing
Business presents quantitative indicators on business
regulations and the protection of property rights that can
be compared across 189 economies from Afghanistan to
Zimbabwe and over time. Doing Business measures regulations
affecting 11 areas of the life of a business known as
indicators. Ten of these areas are included in this
year's ranking on the ease of doing business: starting
a business, dealing with construction permits, getting
electricity, registering property, getting credit,
protecting minority investors, paying taxes, trading across
borders, enforcing contracts, and resolving insolvency.
Doing Business also measures labor market regulation, which
is not included in this year's ranking. The data in
this report are current as of June 1, 2014 (except for the
paying taxes indicators, which cover the period from January
to December 2013). Show Less -