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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 $163,348,905 $27,401,683
2010 $179,127,664 $20,592,306
2011 $266,371,414 $55,453,172
2012 $216,246,122 $20,325,714
2013 $256,455,067 $22,860,137
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Ghana
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,684,017 $276,582
02 Veg. Prod. $131,306,549 $1,781,005
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,130 $475,470
04 Food Prod. $8,397,511 $16,970,505
05 Mineral Prod. $566,172 $3,283
06 Chemical Prod. $1,615,801 $57,892
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,930,192 $850
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $129,218 $6,687
09 Wood Prod. $174,551 $3,050,130
10 Paper Prod. $823,739 $15,298
11 Textiles Prod. $12,611,792 $7,999
12 Dress Access. $245,077 $16,982
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,069,503 $16,282
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,850 $74,853
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,340,085 $805
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $45,506,900 $28,553
17 Vehicles and Equip. $40,246,613 $818
18 Specialized Inst. $1,260,687 $51,311
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,119 $
20 Misc. Articles $824,899 $6,154
21 Antiques $ $18,458

Capital: Accra
Population (million): 25.563
Total Area: 239,460km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.99 Cedi (GHS) (2013)
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 2013 (Presidential and Legislative). Next: December 2016 (Presidential and Legislative).


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Ghana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 45.52 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 1780.84 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.45 2.01
Inflation: (%) 11.67 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $256,455,067
Canadian imports from country: $22,860,137
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Ghana: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’affaires Kwaasi OBENG-KORATENG

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Christopher THORNLEY


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19