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Summary statistics
Region South America  
Surface area (sq km) 214969  
Population (est., 000) 804  
Pop. density (per sq km) 3.7  
Capital city Georgetown  
Capital city pop. (000) 124  
Currency Guyana Dollar (GYD)  
UN membership date 20 September 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 2990  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 2259  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1315  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 5.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 4.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 -2.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 3739.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2874.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1728.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 3775.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 2890.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1717.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 18.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 25.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 20.3  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 206.25 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$) 2013 -426  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -155  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -96  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 186 Georgetown. 2011.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 177 Georgetown. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 128 Georgetown.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 129  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 108  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 129  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 108  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 11.1  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 11.4  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 12.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 42.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 41.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 39.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 80.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 81.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 81.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 177 Arrivals to Timehri Airport only. 2012.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 152 Arrivals to Timehri Airport only.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 117 Arrivals to Timehri Airport only.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 8 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 8  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 69.4  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 71.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 37.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 33.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 29.9  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 ...  
Exports (million US$) 2013 1375.9  
Imports (million US$) 2013 1866.3  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -490.4  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 Canada (30.1), United States (26.3), Venezuela (11.9)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 United States (21.7), Trinidad and Tobago (19.3), Venezuela (11.7)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population (%) 2014 28.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 35.3  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 6.7/4.3  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 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, %) 2007-2013 42.5  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 14.8/1.9  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 12  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 3.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 91.8/80.2  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 66.8  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 17.0  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 31.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 86  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 77.2  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 5.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 98.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 84.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 1782/2.2  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 45.0  
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