Member States


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Official title:

Co-operative Republic of Guyana


General information:
Capital: Georgetown
Population: 735,222(July 2015 est.)
Total area: 214,970 km2
Currency: Guyanese dollar (GYD)
National holiday: Republic Day, 23rd February (1970)
Official language: English
National language: Guyanese Creole
Recognized regional languages: Portuguese, Spanish, Akawaio, Macushi, Waiwai, Arawak, Patamona, Warrau, Carib, Wapishana, Arekuna


Type of government:
Unitary semi-presidential republic


GDP (nominal): $3 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (nominal) per capita: $4,173 (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP): $6 billion (2015 est.)
GDP (PPP) per capita: $7,280 (2015 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $3.059 billion (2014 est.)
GDP (real growth rate): 3,8% (2015 est.)

GDP per sector:
• Agriculture 18,3%
• Industry 20%
• Services 61,7% (2015 est.)

Agriculture products: sugarcane, rice, edible oils, beef, pork, poultry, shrimp, fish
Main industries: bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining


Trade - Export
Exported commodities: gold, rice, bauxite, sugar, timber, shrimp and prawns, fish and by-products, prepared foods, bottled rum and spirits, diamonds
Main export partners:
• US 26%
• Canada 23,8%
• United Kingdom 7,8%
• Panama 6,5%
• Trinidad & Tobago 5,7% (2015)


Trade - Import
Imported commodities: fuel, contractors plant equipment, motor cars, manufactures from iron, steel and plastic, cement, food
Main import partners:
• US 26,2%
• Trinidad & Tobago 22,4%
• China 7,7%
• Suriname 5,2%
• Venezuela 4,6 (2015)


Bureau of Statistics – Government of Guayana. 2015. Trade and Prices Department. Available at: (February 10th 2016).


Central Intelligence Agency. 2015. The World Factbook: Guyana. Available at: (February 9th 2016).


International Monetary Fund. 2015. World Economic Outlook: Guyana. Available at: (February 10th 2016).


World Trade Organization – Trade Policy Review Body. 2015. Trade Policy Review, Report by the Secretariat: Guyana. Available at: (February 10th 2016).


World Trade Organization. 2015. Statistics Database: Guyana. Available at: (Feburary 10th 2016).


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