Sugar exports of main producers in the Caribbean and Surinam just before|
the French Revolution. Knight, The Caribbean p 365-370
Surinam was only a small producer of sugar compared to powerhouses like British controlled Jamaica and French St Domingue. And although the French Revolution ultimately destroyed sugar production in St Domingue (which continued independently as Haïti), Surinam was unable to capture more of the sugar market..
Sugar exports of main producers in the Caribbean and Surinam|
early 19th century. Knight, The Caribbean p 365-370
In terms of slave population, Surinam was more considerable, although it was still dwarfed by Jamaica, St Domingue and Cuba.
|Slave populations of the largest Caribbean colonies in the |
early 19th century. Knight, The Caribbean p 366-7