Guyana - Industry



The main industries in Guyana are agro-processing (sugar, rice, timber, and coconut) and mining (gold and diamonds). There is a light-manufacturing sector, and textile and pharmaceuticals are produced by state and private companies. Manufacturing constituted 7.3 percent of the GDP in 1996. Manufacturing output declined at 3.9 percent annually between 1977 and 1987. The manufacturing sector then recovered through a government reform program and expanded at 8.8 percent annually between 1988 and 1998. About 75 percent of production is comprised of processing primary products (rice, coconut, sugar, bauxite, gold, diamonds, and timber). There are also many small workshops and factories producing flour, footwear, clothing, soap, cigarettes, and soft drinks. Mining and quarrying contributed about 16.5 percent of the GDP in 1996. Outdated equipment and the industry's indebtedness have hampered the bauxite/alumina industry.

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shivanie ramnaught
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Jan 3, 2012 @ 3:15 pm
information on all the industry found in guyana.example the sugar industry,the mining industry,the forestry industry,the tourism industry,rice industry,etc
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Vivi
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May 31, 2012 @ 6:18 pm
What raw materials are found in Guyana and why are they important??
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melissa
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Jun 4, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
Why are industries important??
Like this one here
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jean pierre DECHAUT
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Sep 21, 2018 @ 2:14 pm
I'm interested in the steel workshop, capacity, in order to produce steel frame and machine tools for marine repair and maintenance.
Can you provide me with a list of the company which is involved in ship repair?
Thanks for your reply
Best regards
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melynda
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May 6, 2019 @ 8:08 am
I am a born Guyanese and I have never left my countries beautiful shores however that information on this website is inaccurate for one (1) Guyana GDP grew in 1970 and it was estimated by the world bank that it grew by 5.5 percent in one year additionally between the 1970 and 1980 Guyana was known as the breadbasket of the Caribbean and had one of the highest currency.

all of what I have said is in our archives and national library however who ever publish this information please show where you got it from and how truthful it is. i hate person always speaking lies on my country

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