Canadian Manufacturing

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: GHANA

Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlights from outline key data on the top 21 global export markets.

The biggest opportunities for Canadian companies include key growth sectors, such as: capital equipment, oil and gas, foodstuffs, metal refining

GDP: $61.97 billion (2010 est.)

GDP growth: 5.7% (2010 est.)

GDP per capita: $2,500 (2010 est.)

Population: 24,791,073 (July 2011 est.)

Labour force: 10.56 million (2010 est.)

Products: cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), peanuts, corn, shea nuts, bananas; timber

Industry: mining, lumbering, light manufacturing, aluminum smelting, food processing, cement, small commercial ship building

Exports:$7.52 billion (2010 est.)

Export Markets: gold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminum, manganese ore, diamonds, horticulture

Export partners: Netherlands (11.7%), U.K. (7%), France (5.7%), U.S. (5.6%), Ukraine (5%), Belgium (4.6%)

Trade activity with Canada:

Exports to Ghana: $169.4M

Major exports to Mongolia: vegetable products ($88.7M), machinery and electrical components ($19.9M), textiles ($14.8M), foodstuffs ($11.5M)

Imports from Ghana: $20.6M

Major imports: textiles ($16.1M)

Trade Commissioner
Mrs. Patricia Filteau
The High Commission of Canada to Ghana / Haut-commissariat du Canada au Ghana
42 Independence Avenue , Accra, Ghana
(011-233-302) 228555; 228566; 773791 Fax: (011-233-302) 773792

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Sources: Export Development Canada , Statistics Canada and The CIA World Factbook

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