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Trade and Prices Department                                                       back

Head: Ms. Maxine Bentt
mbentt@statisticsguyana.gov.gy
(592)225-9070 / (592)227-1155


External Trade

Function: External trade section is responsible for the collection, extraction and compilation of all trade data from various sources to produce and disseminate external trade statistics of the economy, of which the two main types are the quantity and value of exports and imports.

Data collection: The division relies exclusively on the supply of data from the Guyana Revenue Authority Customs Department and other import / export agencies.

System of Trade: "Imports" are the totals of all imports cleared through customs for the local economy while "Exports" are the exports of domestic producers, and include the re-exports of imported goods which had previously been cleared through customs for the local economy. 

Quantities and Values: All quantities and values are based on the declaration of importers and exporters, and are subject to verification by customs officials. Values are shown in Guyana Dollars (G$). Imports are valued C.I.F. (cost, insurance and freight) and exports of domestic and foreign goods are valued F.O.B. (free on board).

Please refer to the Statistical Bulletin for External Trade data.



Historical Trade Data (2010 - 2017)




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January - May 2018 (Latest Update)
Imports by Country of Origin


COUNTRY     VALUE      CONTRIBUTION
 
(US$'000)

         (%)  

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 219,858.8 29.0
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 182,068.7 24.0
CHINA 71,707.6 9.5
SURINAME 41,907.4 5.5
JAPAN 25,991.1 3.4
KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS 16,062.2 2.1
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF 15,785.7 2.1
UNITED KINGDOM 15,130.4 2.0
INDIA 13,903.0 1.8
BARBADOS 12,896.8 1.7
OTHER COUNTRIES 141,952.5 18.7
TOTAL 757,264.0 100.0
Customs Avereage R.O.E for January -May, 2018 is G$206.90 to US$1.00

Major Imports by SITC3 Group

SITC3 GROUP
ITEM VALUE  CONTRIBUTION
 
(US$'000)

   (%)  

334 Fuel and Lubricants 192,734.6 25.5
672-679 Articles of Iron and Steel 22,950.8 3.0
782 Goods and Special Purpose Motor Vehicles 20,006.8 2.6
723 Contractors Plant Equipment (Machinery) 19,231.9 2.5
781 Motor Cars 18,335.2 2.4
598 Miscellaneous Chemical products 17,983.9 2.4
562 Fertilizers, Manufactured 16,297.6 2.2
893 Articles of Plastic 15,675.7 2.1
541-542 Medicaments including Veterinary Medicines 14,884.2 2.0
661 Lime, Cement etc. 14,104.7 1.9
Other Imports 405,058.7 53.5
TOTAL
  757,264.0 100.0

Exports by Country of Destination


COUNTRY VALUE CONTRIBUTION
 

(US$'000)

              (%)  
CANADA 155,786.7 25.9
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 119,673.5 19.9
UNITED KINGDOM 30,661.6 5.1
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 27,464.6 4.6
UKRAINE 24,463.2 4.1
MEXICO 22,666.7 3.8
JAMAICA 19,816.6 3.3
BELGIUM 18,655.7 3.1
KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS 14,914.9 2.5
SWITZERLAND 14,860.8 2.5
OTHER COUNTRIES 151,975.0 25.3
TOTAL 600,939.4 100.0



Exports by Item (Including Re-Exports)

ITEM VALUE  CONTRIBUTION
 

(US$'000)

 (%)  

Raw Gold 317,075.1 52.8
Rice & Paddy 91,343.2 15.2
Bauxite 54,718.4 9.1
Shrimp and Prawns 42,595.9 7.1
Fish & By Product 15,725.5 2.6
Timber 15,010.8 2.5
Botttle Rum & Spirits 11,733.8 2.0
Prepared Foods 11,725.9 2.0
Sugar 9,306.0 1.5
Fruits and Vegetables 4,929.0 0.8
Re-Exports 4,004.9 0.7
Other Exports 22,771.0 3.8
TOTAL 600,939.4 100.0

 
Customs Avereage R.O.E for January -May, 2018 is G$206.90 to US$1.00



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Population 746,955  (Census 2012)
Size 214,970 square km
Location Between 1o & 9o  North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude
Time Zone GMT - 04:00
Currency Guyana Dollar (G$)
Per capita GDP 2016 at basic prices US$3,883.00
Nominal GDP 2016 G$723,581  million
Real GDP 2016 G$442,254  million
Inflation Rate

Dec '17 - May. '18:
           
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G$212.57
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Mar '18:   
G$212.54
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G$213.36
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