Factsheet : Guyana

Official Title:
Co-operative Republic of Guyana


General Information

Capital: Georgetown
Population (million): 0.8
Total Area: 214,970km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 180.92 Guyanese $ (GYD)(2014)
National Holiday: 23 February (1966, Republic Day)
Language(s): English, Hindi, Urdu, Creole


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral parliament: The National Assembly has 65 members of which 53 are elected (proportional system) and 12 are elected by regional assemblies. 5 year term.

Head of State:
President Donald Ramotar

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Samuel Hinds

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, International Trade & Cooperation: Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett
Finance: Ashni K. Singh

Main Political Parties:
Government: the People’s Progressive Party-Civic (PPP-C): 32. Opposition: A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) 26; Alliance for Change (AFC) 7.

Elections:
Last: November 28th, 2011. Next: By November 2016.


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Guyana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 3.31 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 4139.39 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.83 2.53
Inflation: (%) 1.02 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $26,108,506
Canadian imports from country: $335,752,282
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Guyana: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Harry Narine Nawbatt

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Nicole Giles


May 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Guyana
Year Exports Imports
2010 $29,320,364 $290,773,223
2011 $37,749,985 $394,658,978
2012 $26,750,274 $453,997,383
2013 $18,806,971 $486,487,812
2014 $26,108,506 $335,752,282
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Guyana
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $66,558 $1,951,738
02 Veg. Prod. $6,061,889 $575,851
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $39,515 $3,931
04 Food Prod. $1,007,754 $7,233,985
05 Mineral Prod. $8,646 $888,289
06 Chemical Prod. $916,918 $480,574
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $544,230 $1,176
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $52,316 $
09 Wood Prod. $302,982 $18,874
10 Paper Prod. $2,477,802 $4,328
11 Textiles Prod. $100,408 $127,444
12 Dress Access. $2,200 $492
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $111,028 $53
14 Precious Metals/stones $13,924 $324,407,390
15 Base Metal Prod. $548,372 $1,740
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,116,667 $39,063
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,256,666 $16,454
18 Specialized Inst. $196,104 $537
19 Arms & Ammunition $500 $
20 Misc. Articles $420,630 $313
21 Antiques $1,200 $