Source
Central bank

Bank of Guyana

International Reserves

US$ 784 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 3 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

7 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
-0.7% 1.6% -1.9% 5.1% 7.0% 2.0% 3.3% 4.4%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
5.4% 4.8% 4.8% 4.3%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,945 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$8,735 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 20.7% 
  • industry: 38.5% 
  • services: 40.8% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
5.0% 2.4% 3.5% 3.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
65.2% 65.1% 64.3% 63.9% 64.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-2.7% -3.0% -4.7% -4.1% -3.5%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010* 2011 2012**
US$N/A US$440.4 million US$610.9 million

*2010 Estimate    **2012 Estimate

Largest companies in Guyana

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -575 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-18.306% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

N/A

 

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.01% (2012)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Total exports

US$1.337 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$2.039 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

manufactures, machinery, petroleum, food

Exports - major partners

US 30.8%, Canada 28.9%, UK 6.2% (2012)

Imports - major partners

US 22.2%, Trinidad and Tobago 21.9%, China 12.3%, Cuba 6.1%, Suriname 4% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$247 million US$276 million US$240 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$0 million US$0 million US$0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$0 million US$0 million US$3 million US$0 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 115 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 94 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 73 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 111 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 170 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 80 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 71 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 110 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 33 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 155 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 141 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

117

(2014-2015)

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 121 Score: 55.7 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(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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