Economy

Agriculture and mining are Guyana’s main economic activities. Rice, sugar, gold and bauxite make up 75% of the country’s exports. Bauxite is used to produce a light metal called aluminum which is used to make airplanes among other things. Guyana is famous for producing fine rums, gold jewelry and hardwoods. Other products include diamonds, fruits, vegetables and seafood. Tourism is increasing in popularity as people learn more about Guyana’s natural beauty including its waterfalls, its beautiful scenery and its animals in their natural rainforest habitat. Exotic birds, mammals and reptiles are plentiful in Guyana.

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