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 (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $36,738,130
Canadian imports from country: $666,959,151
FDI in Canada: $ million (2015)
CDI in Guyana: $27 million (2015)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Clarissa Sabita Riehl

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Pierre Giroux


February 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
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
2016 $36,738,130 $666,959,151
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Guyana
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,100 $1,531,546
02 Veg. Prod. $13,222,945 $814,236
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $550 $3,764
04 Food Prod. $4,344,527 $11,547,250
05 Mineral Prod. $47,385 $4,735,645
06 Chemical Prod. $997,999 $49,900
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $624,492 $628
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,000 $
09 Wood Prod. $153,327 $65,693
10 Paper Prod. $3,724,859 $1,749
11 Textiles Prod. $69,601 $126,608
12 Dress Access. $3,044 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $154,736 $62
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $648,054,813
15 Base Metal Prod. $907,839 $2,731
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $9,014,299 $13,386
17 Vehicles and Equip. $764,836 $9,051
18 Specialized Inst. $206,906 $7
19 Arms & Ammunition $29,750 $
20 Misc. Articles $1,498,507 $114
21 Antiques $ $1,968