Ghana - Foreign trade



Cocoa exports from Ghana produce almost a fifth of commodity export revenues (18%), and a competitive percentage of world cocoa exports (7.8%). The mining industry receives the largest percentage of export money, by selling gold, diamonds, base metals (37%), and aluminum (9.1%). Wood exports were also substantial (5.6%). Imports included capital equipment, petroleum, consumer goods; and foods, most notably rice. Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Ghana

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Switzerland 393 30 363
United Kingdom 315 268 47
Netherlands 187 186 1
United States 98 219 -121
Germany 90 208 -118
Togo 64 50 14
Italy 49 147 -98
France 42 94 -52
China (inc. Hong Kong) 28 117 -89
Nigeria 27 321 -294
Spain 22 141 -119

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