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Summary statistics
Region 2015 South America  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 214969  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 771  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 3.9  
Capital city 2015 Georgetown  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 124 2014.  
Currency 2015 Guyana Dollar (GYD)  
UN membership date 2013 20 September 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 3086  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 2259  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 1315  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 3.1  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 5.4  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 -2.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 4039.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2998.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1771.7  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 18.2  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 17.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 25.7 Includes processing of sugar and rice.  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 32.8  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 34.5  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 28.7  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 49.1  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 47.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 45.6  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 21.4 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2002.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 24.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2002.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 50.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. 2002.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 11.2 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 11.0 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 10.2 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 41.8/77.4 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 40.4/79.7 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 38.7/82.1 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 ... Georgetown.  
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) 2014 129 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 108  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 129 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 108  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 94  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -385  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -246  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -96  
Exports (million US$) 2015 1285.8  
Imports (million US$) 2015 2185.7  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -899.9  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 United States (24.2), Canada (12.3), Trinidad and Tobago (9.6)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 Republic of Korea (32.1), United States (19.6), Trinidad and Tobago (15.1)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.4  
Urban population (%) 2015 28.6  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.6  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 68.6/64.0  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 51  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 15.4/2.0  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 206 Arrivals to Timehri airport only.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 12  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 33  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.3  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 3.2 2012.  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 83.9/86.9 2012.  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 89.0/89.7 2012.  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 16.8/8.2 2012.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 20.4 2013.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 30.4  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 70.5  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 37.4 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 87  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 84.1 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 1936/2.5  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 7  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 45.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 5.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 98.2/98.3  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 87.9/82.0  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 4.9  
Trade Profile
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