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Ghana

Official Title:
Republic of Ghana


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Ghana
Year Exports Imports
2009 $179,127,664 $20,592,306
2010 $266,371,414 $55,453,172
2011 $216,352,098 $20,325,714
2012 $253,566,897 $22,862,795
2013 $157,349,238 $23,590,518
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Ghana
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,648,786 $386,162
02 Veg. Prod. $72,507,845 $2,475,149
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,628 $802,568
04 Food Prod. $10,264,488 $14,906,917
05 Mineral Prod. $233,767 $2,251
06 Chemical Prod. $1,125,290 $137,540
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $3,780,426 $316,628
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $98,729 $3,369
09 Wood Prod. $409,809 $3,928,650
10 Paper Prod. $2,611,770 $23,407
11 Textiles Prod. $14,328,269 $7,497
12 Dress Access. $203,186 $118,301
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $631,465 $7,971
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $303,127
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,470,339 $13,427
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $17,470,453 $10,909
17 Vehicles and Equip. $23,894,550 $980
18 Specialized Inst. $507,288 $108,704
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $696,579 $36,420
21 Antiques $6,116 $429

Capital: Accra
Population (million): 25.563
Total Area: 239,460km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 2.74 Cedi (GHS) (2014)
National Holiday: 6 March, National Day
Language(s): English (official), Twi, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Hausa.


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral Parliament, 275 members elected by universal suffrage every four years.

Head of State:
President John Dramani Mahama

Head of Government:
President John Dramani Mahama

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration: Hanna TETTEH
Trade and Industry: Haruna IDDRISU
Finance and Economic Planning: Seth TERKPER

Main Political Parties:
National Democratic Congress (NDC), the ruling party New Patriotic Party (NPP), the main opposition party

Elections:
Last: December 2012 (Presidential and Legislative). Next: December 2016 (Presidential and Legislative).


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Ghana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 49.26 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 1927.04 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 7.13 2.02
Inflation: (%) 11.67 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $157,349,238
Canadian imports from country: $23,590,518
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Ghana: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Sulley Gariba

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Christopher THORNLEY


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19