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Summary statistics
Region South America  
Currency Guyana Dollar (GYD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 214969  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 795  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 3.7  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Georgetown (127)  
United Nations membership date 20 September 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 2851  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 2259  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1315  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 4.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 -2.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 3584.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2874.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1728.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 3583.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 2890.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1717.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 24.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 25.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 20.3  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 204.25 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 203.50 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 200.25 Principal rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 -395  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -155  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -96  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 186 Georgetown. 2011.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 177 Georgetown. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 128 Georgetown.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 113  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 106  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 113  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 106  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 42.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 41.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 39.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 80.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 81.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 81.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 177 Arrivals to Timehri airport only.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 152 Arrivals to Timehri airport only.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 117 Arrivals to Timehri airport only.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 72.2  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 74.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 37.7  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 33.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 29.9  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 13.8 2007. ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2012 1045.3  
Imports (million US$) 2012 1878.4  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -833.1  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 United States (29.0), Venezuela (13.9), United Kingdom (11.4)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 United States (26.0), Trinidad and Tobago (14.9), Curaçao (10.5)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.1  
Urban population (%) 2013 28.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 36.1  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 6.7/4.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 103.3  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 68.9/63.5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 28.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.6  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 42.5  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 14.8/1.9  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 10  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 96.4/84.7  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 66.8  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 7.5/23.5  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 31.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 86  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 77.2  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 1700/2.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 745.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 2263 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 24.0/30.5 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
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