Suriname, the small Caribbean country on the north coast of South America lies between Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America and French Guiana, a territorial collectivity of France. The capital of Suriname, Paramarimbo, lies15km inland on the Suriname River. Surname boasts an ethicnically diverse population. While Dutch is the official language of Suriname, most people speak it only as a second language. A variety of languages are spoken including English, Sranan, Sarnami, Javanese as well as other creole and South American Indian languages.
Located on the Precambrian Guiana Shield, large deposits of gold, iron, and manganese as well as other reserves such as nickel, platinum and tin are prevalent. The Suriname economy is heavily dependent on these natural resources. Oil, gold and most importantly, bauxite from the foundation of Suriname economy.
Since the discovery of gold in 2004, the gold mining sector has grown from strength to strength in Suriname. Most reserves are found in the eastern part of the country, located in the Greenstone Belt, but there are also deposits in the west. The value of gold exports from Suriname during the period 2016 to 2020 averaged 1.5 billion USD per year. Gold is predominantly exported to Switzerland, the UAE, Belgium, and the USA. The gold reserve in Suriname is currently estimated to be 4.2 million ounces of gold which should support production for a further 11-13 years.
As the technology and energy sectors drive up the demand for rare metals, the mining sector in Suriname has experienced significant growth. Suriname’s GDP has exploded from $830 million in 2001 to $2.86 billion in 2021.
This industry growth has resulted in an increase in demand for experienced professionals. If you are a well-qualified, experienced mining or finance professional looking to expand you career prospects or a newly qualified professional looking to start your career in a growing market, Suriname would welcome your application and expertise.
As a specialist international recruitment company, GateSource HR can assist with recruiting the best candidates for your company as well as positioning new candidates in progressive and future forward positions. Learn about our Suriname Mining Recruitment services and if you are looking for a new career move, please get in touch with us here.