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Canada-Guyana fact sheet

Official Title:
Cooperative Republic of Guyana

General Information

Capital: Georgetown
Population (million): .79
Total Area: 214,970 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 158.62 Guyanese $ (GYD) (2021- Annual average)
National Holiday: 23 February (1966, Republic Day)
Language(s): English, Hindi, Urdu, Creole

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral parliament: The National Assembly has 65 members of which 53 are elected (proportional system) and 12 are elected by regional assemblies. 5 year term.

Head of State:
President Irfaan Ali

Head of Government:
President Dr. Irfaan Ali

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Hugh Todd
Tourism, Industry and Commerce: Oneidge Walrond-Allicock
Natural Resources: Vickram Bharrat

Main Political Parties:
Government (65 seats): People’s Progressive Party – 33 seats, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-Alliance for Change – 31 seats

Elections:
Last March 2 2020, next by 2025

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Guyana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 9.77 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 12,380.95 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 23.77 4.54
Inflation: (%) 3.32 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 38,744,065
Canadian imports from country: $ 199,594,298
FDI in Canada: $ (76) million
CDI in the country: $ (100) million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Keith Linden George

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mark Berman

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Guyana
Year Exports Imports
2017 $ 28,622,503 $ 661,484,513
2018 $ 31,389,702 $ 573,919,658
2019 $ 39,532,924 $ 505,663,527
2020 $ 29,436,768 $ 417,654,586
2021 $ 38,744,065 $ 199,594,298
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Guyana
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 127,707 $ 3,243,098
02 Veg. Prod. $ 6,694,298 $ 801,559
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 115,526 $ 4
04 Food Prod. $ 4,175,849 $ 16,765,149
05 Mineral Prod. $ 220,562 $ 1,116,200
06 Chemical Prod. $ 2,742,884 $ 149,205
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 2,105,515 $ 3,074
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 628,935 $ 35
09 Wood Prod. $ 47,840 $ 491,321
10 Paper Prod. $ 2,325,049 $ 285
11 Textiles Prod. $ 162,707 $ 94,560
12 Dress Access. $ 12,570 $ 113
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 410,709 $ 45,471
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 195,000 $ 176,698,266
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 4,440,790 $ 2,479
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 8,616,202 $ 148,584
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 1,868,003 $ 8,955
18 Specialized Inst. $ 605,125 $ 24,794
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 421,821 $ 32
21 Antiques - -


December 2022
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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