Factsheet : Guyana

Official Title:
Co-operative Republic of Guyana


General Information

Capital: Georgetown
Population (million): 0.796
Total Area: 214,970km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 194.21 Guyanese $ (GYD)(2013)
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Guyana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 3.08 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 3867.36 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.22 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.16 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $18,806,971
Canadian imports from country: $486,487,812
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


October 2014
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
2009 $28,729,117 $300,317,525
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
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Guyana
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $89,473 $1,246,485
02 Veg. Prod. $10,536,222 $402,784
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $37,409 $2,677
04 Food Prod. $582,664 $6,742,403
05 Mineral Prod. $9,194 $1,015,668
06 Chemical Prod. $909,872 $2,580,029
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $369,459 $7
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,972 $318
09 Wood Prod. $193,342 $38,503
10 Paper Prod. $1,868,271 $251
11 Textiles Prod. $79,997 $306,751
12 Dress Access. $7,066 $1,266
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $108,135 $291
14 Precious Metals/stones $18,841 $474,099,686
15 Base Metal Prod. $671,442 $1,038
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $2,103,075 $23,160
17 Vehicles and Equip. $488,256 $
18 Specialized Inst. $89,921 $23,219
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $94,823 $3,276
21 Antiques $ $