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    Guyana Economy - 2005
    http://www.allcountries.org/wfb2005/guyana/guyana_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      The Guyanese economy exhibited moderate economic growth in 2001-02, based on expansion in the agricultural and mining sectors, a more favorable atmosphere for business initiatives, a more realistic exchange rate, fairly low inflation, and the continued support of international organizations. Growth then slowed in 2003 and came back gradually in 2004, buoyed largely by increased export earnings. Chronic problems include a shortage of skilled labor and a deficient infrastructure. The government is juggling a sizable external debt against the urgent need for expanded public investment. The bauxite mining sector should benefit in the near term from restructuring and partial privatization.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $2.899 billion (2004 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      1.9% (2004 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $3,800 (2004 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 38.3%
      industry: 19.9%
      services: 41.8% (2004 est.)

      Labor force:
      418,000 (2001 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%

      Unemployment rate:
      9.1% (understated) (2000)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: NA
      highest 10%: NA

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      4.5% (2004 est.)

      Investment (gross fixed):
      34.5% of GDP (2004 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $287.6 million
      expenditures: $371.6 million, including capital expenditures of $93.4 million (2004 est.)

      Agriculture - products:
      sugar, rice, wheat, vegetable oils; beef, pork, poultry, dairy products; fish, shrimp

      Industries:
      bauxite, sugar, rice milling, timber, textiles, gold mining

      Industrial production growth rate:
      7.1% (1997 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      808 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - consumption:
      751.4 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      11,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Current account balance:
      $-129.4 million (2004 est.)

      Exports:
      $570.2 million f.o.b. (2004 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      sugar, gold, bauxite/alumina, rice, shrimp, molasses, rum, timber

      Exports - partners:
      Canada 22.8%, US 19%, UK 12.1%, Portugal 8.2%, Jamaica 6.6%, Belgium 6.3% (2004)

      Imports:
      $650.1 million f.o.b. (2004 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      manufactures, machinery, petroleum, food

      Imports - partners:
      US 26.2%, Trinidad and Tobago 21.6%, UK 6.4%, Cuba 5.9%, China 4.7% (2004)

      Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
      $280.6 million (2004 est.)

      Debt - external:
      $1.2 billion (2002)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $84 million (1995), Heavily Indebted Poor Country Initiative (HIPC) $253 million (1997)

      Currency (code):
      Guyanese dollar (GYD)

      Exchange rates:
      Guyanese dollars per US dollar - 198.33 (2004), 193.88 (2003), 190.67 (2002), 187.32 (2001), 182.43 (2000)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Guyana on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guyana Economy 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guyana Economy 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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