Economy, Currency and Foreign Trade
Bank of Guyana, bauxite, rum, central bank, foodstuffs
The Guyana dollar consists of 100 cents (182.43 Guyana dollars equal U.S.$1; 2000 average). The Bank of Guyana, established in 1965, is the central bank.
The chief exports of Guyana are sugar, bauxite, alumina, rum, rice, and timber. The principal imports are petroleum products, machinery, foodstuffs, tobacco, cotton fabrics, and footwear. In 2000 imports cost $654 million, and exports earned $570 million.
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