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The economy has always depended heavily on other countries. The country was driven towards the export of tropical products (sugar, coffee, cocoa and cotton) during the flourishing days of plantation farming. In de 20th century, bauxite mining became increasingly more important. Suriname’s biggest export products are bauxite, oil and gold.

Other areas of import include consumer goods, oil products and food products. Export mainly consists of production raw materials, such as rice, shrimp, bananas and palm oil.
Approximately 14% of the working population is employed in agriculture, the fishing industry and forestry. The cultural area is limited to a narrow strip in the coastal areas.
Fishing on the rivers and in the coastal waters has grown at a steady pace, especially shrimping.

There is a clear shift in data centres, which are now starting operations in Suriname. One example is call centres. Due to the time difference with Europe, organisations can extend their service hours to the consumer. Five o’clock in the afternoon in Europe (GMT) is two o’clock in the afternoon in Suriname. Suriname is currently prospering from foreign investments for example. If you are interested in starting up a business here, you should first request information from the Chamber of Commerce.

And last but not least; Suriname offers unlimited opportunities for incentive trips.  
Eco tourism is strongly on the rise; after all, 80% of the country is comprised of tropical rain forest.

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    Welcome to Fernandes Bakery NV!
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