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National Accounts is an accounting framework which presents the operation of the nation’s economy in much the same ways business accounts describe the operation of an enterprise. Based on a set of internationally agreed concepts, definitions, and classifications and accounting rules. The main building blocks in the system of national accounts are classifications. One such classification used is the International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities (ISIC. REV.4).
This is the collection, extraction and compilation of all merchandise trade data (trade in goods) from various sources to produce and disseminate merchandise trade statistics of the economy, of which the two main types are the quantity and value of exports and imports.
Consumer Price Indices (CPI) are measured on the basis of changes in the monthly cost of a fixed basket of goods and services. Prices are recorded at the retail level. The items which make up the baskets used by the Bureau of Statistics were selected after the completion of a Household Budget Survey (HBS) in 2006.
Information in this section is captured from three (3) government entities. The labour component refers to employment in the public sector. The social security component is the number of pensioners, and the transportation refers to the registration of new motor vehicles annually by the Guyana Revenue Authority.
This section disseminates information on average rainfall, hours of bright sunshine, maximum and minimum temperate as well as relative humidity. This information is collected from the various Meteorological Stations situated on the coastland of Guyana.
The Demography component of this subject area refers to collection and compilation of demographic characteristics of the population, namely size, age structure, ethnic and religious compositions. Social Statistics refers to the gathering of data for relevant social issues affecting the Guyanese society. Vital statistics treats with the component factors required for the estimation of the population during the intercensal period.
Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS)
The Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and Bank of Guyana, has adopted the Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS).
This system is being promoted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and will be used for the dissemination of Guyana’s vital macroeconomic data, through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP).
Data linked from this Page correspond to data described in the International Monetary Fund’s Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board (DSBB).
The Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the OECD-Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), on 16th April 2018, launched the Guyana National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS).
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