Trade Balance in Ghana
Ghana - Trade Balance
Exports contract at fastest pace in almost four years in December
In December, the last month for which data are available, exports fell 23.2% over the same month of the previous year, which was notably below the 19.0% drop tallied in November. December’s print marked the largest decline since January 2011. Imports fell 8.1% annually in December, which was an improvement compared to November’s 15.1% fall.
As a result of the sharp drop in exports, the trade deficit worsened, totaling USD 320 million in December (November: USD 260 million) and was well below the USD 111 billion deficit recorded in the same month of the previous year. The 12-month moving sum of the trade deficit widened from USD 1.3 billion in November to USD 1.5 billion in December.
Met the why particular Consensus Forecast panelists project that merchandise exports will decline 5.2% in 2015, while imports will fall 2.3%. For 2016, the panel expects exports to increase 9.9% and imports to rise 9.9% also.
Ghana - Trade Balance Data
|Trade Balance (USD billion)||-3.8||-1.4||-3.2||-1.8||1.1|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Source: Bank of Ghana
|Exchange Rate||5.39||0.0 %||Jun 14|
|Stock Market||0.4||0.0 %||Jun 14|
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June 12, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.9% over the previous month in May, following a 1.1% month-on-month increase in April.
June 6, 2019
The Stanbic IBTC Bank Ghana Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) ticked down from 51.2 points in April to 50.6 in May, the weakest reading since November 2018.
May 27, 2019
At its three-day meeting which concluded on 27 May, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Ghana (BOG) kept its key policy rate unchanged at a five-year low of 16.00%.
May 16, 2019
Consumer prices rose 1.1% over the previous month in April, following a 1.2% month-on-month increase in March.
May 6, 2019
The Stanbic IBTC Bank Ghana Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) ticked down from 51.5 points in March to 51.2 in April.