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Ghana 2023 Trade Report

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International trade expansion and integration into the global economy is pivotal to the creation of new higher-productivity jobs that facilitate growth and performance of every economy, particularly for developing nations.

The potential for increased participation in Global Value Chains (GVCs) and deeper regional integration under the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) present a paradigm shift for Ghana to increase its share in global and continental trade.

Traditionally, statistics on external trade primarily focus on the aggregate values and quantities of exports and imports, commonly known as the trade balance. This report aims at providing details that will foster an environment conducive to the adoption of a data-driven approach to policy and decision making, essential for attaining economic transformation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Ghana and across the African continent. Read more...