Official Name: The Republic of Guatemala
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Presidential Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Republica de Guatemala
ISO Country Codes: GT : GTM
Internet Domain: .gt
Government Web Site:
Capital: Guatemala City Main Airports: La Aurora International Airport
Language(s): Spanish Population: 17,703,190
Currency: Guatemalan Quetzal ISO Currency Code: GTQ
Telephone Dial In: +502 ID Prefix: 00


Government Website:
Sovereign Ratings:
Central Bank: Banco de Guatemala
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 7.323 quetzales (GTQ) per US dollar (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 2.3% (2017 est.)
Population below poverty line: 59.3% (2014 est.)
Inflation Rate: 3.7% (2019 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 12.70% (2019 - World Bank)
GDP: $152.734 billion (2021 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $8,900 (2021 est.)
Currency Name: Guatemalan Quetzal
Currency Code: GTQ
World Bank Classification: Upper-Middle-Income Economy

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 13.2% sugarcane, corn, bananas, coffee, beans, cardamom; cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens
Industry: 23.5% sugar, textiles and clothing, furniture, chemicals, petroleum, metals, rubber, tourism
Services: 63.3%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Stock & Securities Exchange: Bolsa de Valores Nacional Guatemala ;

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Business Language(s): Spanish
Customs & Excise: Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria de Guatemala
Development Bank(s): Inter-American Development Bank;
Competitive Ind’l Performance: 98/141 (2019) Corruption Perceptions Index: 150/180 (2022 Rank)
Ease of Doing Business: N/A Enabling Trade Index: 69/136 (2016)
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