Exporting guide to Guyana

Overview

Guyana borders Brazil and Venezuela in the north of South America and is the only English-speaking nation on the continent.

Trade statistics

£531.0 million total UK exports to Guyana for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

79th largest UK export market

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

0.1% of total UK exports for the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

(Source: ONS UK total trade: all countries, seasonally adjusted
Last updated: July 2022)

CARIFORUM-UK economic partnership agreement

The UK has signed an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the CARIFORUM trade bloc which includes Guyana. Read our latest updates for more information on the status of this agreement and how it may benefit your business.

Geolocation

Its strategic location in the North makes Guyana a gateway to the rest of South America. It also has established sea routes to the United States, Canada and China. If you are a UK business looking to reach a wide market audience, Guyana may be a great option for you.

Top five UK goods exported to Guyana, in the four quarters to the end of Q1 2022

Goods Value (£million)
Road vehicles other than cars (capital) 12.9
General industrial machinery (intermediate) 11.9
Scientific instruments (capital) 6.9
Specialised machinery (capital) 6.0
Mechanical power generators (intermediate) 4.8

Source: ONS Trade in goods: country-by-commodity exports
Last updated: July 2022
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Guyana: at a glance

Economic growth

19.9%

Actual figure (IMF, 2021)
The UK is 7.4% (IMF, 2021, projected figure)

GDP per capita

$6,594

Actual figure (IMF, 2019)
The UK is $43,121 (IMF, 2019, actual figure)

Currency

Guyanese dollar

Business language

English

Time zone

GMT -4

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Next steps

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