In 2013, the value of merchandise exports of Ghana decreased substantially by 17.0 percent to reach 15.6 bln US$, while its merchandise imports decreased substantially by 28.5 percent to reach 10.0 bln US$ (see graph 1, table 2 and table 3). The merchandise trade balance recorded a moderate surplus of 5.6 bln US$ (see graph 1). The largest merchandise trade balance was with MDG Southern Asia at 3.0 bln US$ (see graph 4). Merchandise exports in Ghana were diversified amongst partners; imports were also diversified. The top 9 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of exports and 18 partners accounted for 80 percent or more of imports (see graph 5). In 2012, the value of exports of services of Ghana increased substantially by 74.2 percent, reaching 3.3 bln US$, while its imports of services increased substantially by 15.5 percent and reached 4.2 bln US$ (see graph 2). There was a moderate trade in services deficit of 977.0 mln US$. See footnote.

Related Subject(s): International Trade and Finance
Countries: Afghanistan
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