Subjects

National Accounts and Production

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).

External Trade

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.

Price Indices

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.

Labour, Social Security and Transport

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.

Hydrometeorological

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.

Demography, Social & Vital Statistics 

The areas of focus for this subject matter comprise of statistics on health, education and crime. Health consists of information that speaks to the overall health status of the Guyanese people and the quality of health services provided. Education statistics captures the attendance of our school age population all levels of schooling. While crime statistics refers to reported serious crimes that occur within the boundaries of Guyana.

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