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Canada-Ghana fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Ghana

General Information

Capital: Accra
Population (million): 30.17
Total Area: 239,460km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 4.09 Cedi (GHS) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 6 March, National Day
Language(s): English (official), Twi, Ewe, Fante, other languages.

Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

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

Head of State:
President Nana AKUFO-ADDO

Head of Government:
President Nana AKUFO-ADDO

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Shirley AYORKOR BOTCHWAY
Trade and Industry: Alan KYEREMATEN
Finance: Ken OFORI-ATTA

Main Political Parties:
National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Elections:
Next: 2020 (Presidential and Legislative).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Ghana Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 88.26 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 2,925.56 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.11 1.64
Inflation: (%) 7.21 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $280,585,877
Canadian imports from country: $104,877,798
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $199 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Joseph Ayikoi Otoo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Acting High Commissioner Sara Nicholls

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Ghana
Year Exports Imports
2016 $252,325,515 $67,225,839
2017 $244,688,585 $67,219,601
2018 $264,572,456 $77,164,641
2019 $258,208,941 $100,646,858
2020 $280,585,877 $104,877,798
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Ghana
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $6,240,825 $1,678,274
02 Veg. Prod. $133,985,237 $11,003,825
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $9,665 $2,947,100
04 Food Prod. $2,097,324 $75,966,245
05 Mineral Prod. $1,301,420 $3,488,403
06 Chemical Prod. $5,147,577 $249,495
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,474,922 $5,169,554
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $33,952 $9,033
09 Wood Prod. $35,971 $2,738,199
10 Paper Prod. $929,212 $3,038
11 Textiles Prod. $16,141,401 $96,734
12 Dress Access. $5,945 $12,559
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $523,283 $7,512
14 Precious Metals/stones $13,157 $331,922
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,104,718 $88,204
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $25,055,328 $36,021
17 Vehicles and Equip. $76,807,794 $4,927
18 Specialized Inst. $1,622,787 $7,021
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $50
20 Misc. Articles $268,676 $10,657
21 Antiques $ $1,026,803


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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