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Manufacturing Intelligence Spotlight: GHANA

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

October 30, 2012  by Staff

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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