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Updated: 27-Oct-2015

Caribbean and World Statistics Day- 2015

Guyana, once again is observing CARIBBEAN STATISTICS DAY on October 15, and WORLD STATISTICS DAY on October 20, 2015, with a range of activities at 57 High Street.

An outline of these activities, spanning October 12 - 20, are as follows: October 12 -: Opening Ceremony and Start of Domino Competition October 13 -: Domino & Table Tennis Competition October 14 -: Outreach visits to schools in Regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 10 - distribution of brochures and souvenirs October 15 - Open Day at BoS - 57 High Street, Kingston - Time: 10:00 am – 3:00pm, where BoS staff and colleagues from other government statistical units will invite the public to view a mini exhibition of statistics and brochures, along with Powerpoint presentations highlighting and promoting the importance of statistics. October 16 -: Mini Health Fair at BoS - 57 High Street, Kingston - Time: 10:00 am – 2:00pm October 19 -: Finals for Domino Competition October 20 -: Outreach visits to schools (Cont’d)

Banners will be mounted at the BoS Headquarters and Annex Office in Georgetown.

Poster Competition


The Bureau of Statistics (BOS) is pleased to announce a Poster Competition to celebrate Caribbean Statistics and World Statistics Day on the 15th and 20th of October 2015 respectively. This competition is aimed at raising awareness of the organisation and the importance of statistics. The general theme is Better Data, Better Lives, however for the poster competition the theme is “The importance of Statistics in everyday life.”  BOS intends to feature the winning design on its official website. (Download here for more information on the Poster Competition): PDF version (160 KB)

See results of the Poster Competition here: Competition Results

Other Caribbean Statistics Day Messages

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Statistics at a glance

The Bureau of Statistics published a brochure containing information on Population, Crude Birth Rate, Labour Force, Net Enrolment, Gross Domestic Product, Inflation Rate among other statistics for Guyana. This brochure was disseminated on Caribbean Statistics Day to schools, government offices both (regional and international) and the general public. Contact the Bureau of Statistics ( to secure your 'Stats at a Glance' brochure.

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Stats at a Glance Brochure

Guyana at a Glance

Population 751,223  (Census 2002)
Size 214,970 square km
Location Between 1o & 9o  North Latitude and 57o & 61o West Longitude
Time Zone GMT - 04:00
Currency Guyana Dollar (G$)
Per capita GDP 2011 (rebased series) US$2,869.00
Nominal GDP 2011 (rebased series) G$460,108  million
Real GDP 2011 (rebased series) G$326,194  million
Inflation Rate

Dec '14 - Jun '15:-1.8

Average Exchange Rate (Mid Rate)

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