· The heyday for manufacturing in Guyana was in the 1970s, when the State assumed control of the economy. As part of that process, a number of private enterprises were taken over by the government and a number of state enterprises were created. These new entities as well as those nationalized, turned out to be disasters.
The inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) to Guyana amounted to US495 million in 2018. According to the mainland Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), mainland China's total stock (flows) of FDI in Guyana reached US199 (US29) million in 2018, up from US150 (nil) million in 2009. Investment from Hong Kong, however, has remained minimal.