Source
Central bank

Bank of Guyana

International Reserves

USD 0.5 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 3.7 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 6.5 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
5.1% 7% 2% 3.3% 4.4% 5.4% 4.8%
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*    
5.2% 3.8% 3.2% 4% 4.1%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 4,783.9 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 8,394.3 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.005%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 20.6% 
  • industry: 33.1% 
  • services: 46.3%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
2.2% 1.0% -0.3% 0.2% 2.1%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
57.2% 51.2% 48.2% 48.4% 50.6%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
-3.3% -5.4% -1.2% -3.7% -4.3%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's: N/A

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD 0.02 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

0.4% (2017 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP (Exports of goods and services)

45.7% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.007% (2015)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.004% (2014)

Total exports

USD 1.2 billion (2016 estimate)

Export commodities

Sugar, gold, bauxite, alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber

Total imports

USD 1.4 billion (2016 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

Manufactures, machinery, petroleum, food

Exports - major partners

US 33.5%, Canada 17.9%, UK 6.7%, Ukraine 4.3%, Jamaica 4% (2015)

Imports - major partners

US 24.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 24.1%, China 10.8%, Suriname 9.5% (2015)

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 214 million USD 255 million USD 122 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
USD 3.0 million N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

Best countries for doing business

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 124 out of 190 countries (2017)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 99 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 91 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 122 out of 190 countries

Getting Credit: 82 out of 190 countries

Protecting Minority Investors: 87 out of 190 countries

Trading Across Borders: 135 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 136 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 148 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 129 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 154 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

N/A

Index of Economic Freedom

Ranking: 127 / Score: 55.37 (Mostly unfree) (2016)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed)

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC-4

Total area

214,969 sq km

Capital

Georgetown

Currency

Guyanese dollars (GYD)

Government type

republic

Languages

English, Amerindian dialects, Creole, Caribbean Hindustani (a dialect of Hindi), Urdu

Religions

Protestant 30.5% (Pentecostal 16.9%, Anglican 6.9%, Seventh Day Adventist 5%, Methodist 1.7%), Hindu 28.4%, Roman Catholic 8.1%, Muslim 7.2%, Jehovah's Witnesses 1.1%, other Christian 17.7%, other 1.9%, none 4.3%, unspecified 0.9% (2002 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
0.751 million 0.743 million 0.778 million 0.796 million 0.808 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
29% 30% 29% 28%
Population median age

25 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

-0.11% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

67.81 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

 91.8% (2002 Census)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 2
Civil Liberties: 3 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 19.6%   Mobile 69.4%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

33.00% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

2.2 (2010)

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