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Trade in Ghana

Ghana was the world’s 76th largest exporter of goods and 68th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $17.49 billion and $8.30 billion USD respectively. Ghana’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Iron and steel. In 2022, Ghana’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to China, Switzerland and India, with trade representing 70.59 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Ghana is the world’s 83rd largest importer of goods and 64th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $14.62 billion and $11.85 billion USD respectively in 2022. Ghana’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Machinery and transport equipment and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were China, United States and United Kingdom. Ghana is part of 4 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and EU – Ghana.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Ghana





WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

mixed system of English common law and customary law



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Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.


Ghanaian cedi

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Barclays Bank of Ghana Ltd - Accra, Ghana - SWIFT: BARCGHAC

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • Ghana National Procurement Agency (GNPA)

Copyright Offices

  • Copyright Department

  • Ministry of Justice

Industrial Property Offices

  • Registrar General's Department

  • Ministry of Justice

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • SPS Enquiry Point
    Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate
    Ministry of Food and Agriculture
    Phone: +(233 302) 687 454
    +(233 243) 276 451

    P.O. Box MB 37

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • WTO TBT National Enquiry Point
    Ghana Standards Authority
    Phone: +(233) 0302 500065; +(233) 0302 500066

    P. O. Box MB 245

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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