Factsheet : Guyana

Official Title:
Cooperative Republic of Guyana


General Information

Capital: Georgetown
Population (million): 0.767
Total Area: 214,970km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 154.71 Guyanese $ (GYD)(2015- Annual average)
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 David Granger

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Carl B. Greenidge
Finance: Winston Jordan

Main Political Parties:
A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-Alliance for Change � 33, People’s Progressive Party 32

Elections:
Last in May 11 2015, next by 2020


Economic Information (2015)

Comparative figures
Type Guyana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 4.05 1985.05
GDP per capita: ($) 5274.71 55409.05
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.02 1.18
Inflation: (%) -0.33 1.1
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.89

Product Trade and Investment (2015)

Canadian exports to country: $25,640,902
Canadian imports from country: $271,554,930
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Guyana: $27 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Clarissa Sabita Riehl

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Pierre Giroux


July 2016
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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Guyana
Year Exports Imports
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
2015 $25,640,902 $271,554,930
Product trade (2015)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Guyana
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $74,733 $2,075,335
02 Veg. Prod. $9,373,436 $589,636
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $4,529 $782
04 Food Prod. $1,941,000 $9,319,614
05 Mineral Prod. $19,028 $977,920
06 Chemical Prod. $1,235,862 $3,240,468
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $539,749 $1,750
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,200 $
09 Wood Prod. $180,512 $66,192
10 Paper Prod. $3,545,555 $12
11 Textiles Prod. $124,904 $173,140
12 Dress Access. $17,592 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $267,927 $173
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $255,059,878
15 Base Metal Prod. $487,810 $677
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $4,315,160 $41,656
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,418,635 $5,509
18 Specialized Inst. $211,105 $758
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $792,635 $680
21 Antiques $1,800 $25