Imports (As % of GDP) rose to 0.384% in Ghana in 2017

Imports (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Ghana | December 2, 2019
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Imports as a share of GDP reached 0.384 % in 2017 in Ghana, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.44 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, imports as a share of GDP in Ghana reached an all time high of 0.672 % in 2000 and an all time low of 0.030 % in 1982. When compared to Ghana's main peers, imports as a share of GDP in Benin amounted to 0.403 %, 0.317 % in Ivory Coast and 0.602 % in Togo in 2017.

Ghana has been ranked 93rd within the group of 165 countries we follow in terms of imports as a share of GDP, 4 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world.

Imports (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Benin % 0.294% 0.317% 0.366% 0.428% 0.344%
Burkina Faso % 0.332% 0.372% 0.279% 0.244% 0.250%
Ghana % 0.494% 0.528% 0.359% 0.363% 0.436%
Guinea % 0.534% 0.535% 0.540% 0.501% 0.509%
Ivory Coast % 0.373% 0.447% 0.386% 0.344% 0.342%
Liberia % 0.945% 0.893% 0.964% 1.09% 1.07%
Mali % 0.312% 0.318% 0.399% 0.381% 0.396%
Niger % 0.478% 0.394% 0.391% 0.393% 0.409%
Nigeria % 0.217% 0.130% 0.130% 0.125% 0.108%
Togo % 0.547% 0.604% 0.683% 0.617% 0.661%