Fact Sheet: Ghana - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Accra
  • Population (millions): 24.9
  • Total area: 227,540 km2
  • Currency: Cedi
  • Language (s): English (official), Twi, Ewe, Fante, Ga, Hausa

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 31.8
  • GDP per capita ($): 1,530
  • GDP growth (%): 7
  • Inflation (%): 9.16
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Education
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Ghana$216.2$161.2
Canada’s merchandise imports from Ghana$20.3$21.5
Canadian investment in GhanaCommercially sensitive informationCommercially sensitive information
Ghanaian investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive informationNot available