Factsheet : Guyana

Official Title:
Cooperative Republic of Guyana


General Information

Capital: Georgetown
Population (million): .77
Total Area: 214,970km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 149.61833 Guyanese $ (GYD) (2016- 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
Business: Dominic Gaskin
Natural Resources: Raphael G. C. Trotman
Environment: Joseph Harmon (Minister of State)

Main Political Parties:
Government (65 seats): 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) 4.06 1,987.87
GDP per capita: ($) 5,288.39 55,487.60
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.2 1.08
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 Clarissa Sabita Riehl

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Pierre Giroux


January 2017
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 $9,320,339
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