Official Name: The Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Cooperative Republic of Guyana
ISO Country Codes: GY : GUY
Internet Domain: .gy
Government Web Site:
Capital: Georgetown Main Airports: Cheddi Jagan International Airport
Language(s): English Population: 789,683
Currency: Guyanese Dollar ISO Currency Code: GYD
Telephone Dial In: +592 ID Prefix: 00

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Government Website:
Central Bank: Bank of Guyana
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 207 Guyanese dollars (GYD) per US dollar (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 11.1% (2013)
Population below poverty line: 35% (2006 est.)
Inflation Rate: 2% (2017 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 10.50% (2019 - World Bank)
GDP: $17.64 billion (2021 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $21,900 (2021 est.)
Currency Name: Guyanese Dollar
Currency Code: GYD
World Bank Classification: Upper-Middle-Income Economy

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 20.6% sugarcane, rice, edible oils; beef, pork, poultry; shrimp, fish
Industry: 33.1% bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining
Services: 46.3%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

Financial Exchanges:
Stock & Securities Exchange: Guyana Stock Exchange ;

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Subject to Country Specific Sanctions? NO

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Business Language(s): English
Customs & Excise: Guyana Revenue Authority
Development Bank(s): Caribbean Development Bank; Inter-American Development Bank; Islamic Development Bank;
National Standards Bureau: Guyana National Bureau of Standards
Competitive Ind’l Performance: N/A Corruption Perceptions Index: 85/180 (2022 Rank)
Ease of Doing Business: N/A Enabling Trade Index: N/A
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Export Credit Agency: Caribbean Export Development Agency ;

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Export Promotion Agency: Caribbean Export Development Agency ; Investment Agency: Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies ; Investment & Export Promotion Agency: Guyana Office for Investment ;