Ghana
Statistical Annex

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.

Abstract

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.

Ghana - Basic Data

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Figures for 1990 and 1993 include takeover of the accumulated revaluation losses of the Bank of Ghana by the Government.

Percentage change in relation to beginning money stock (M2).

Includes cocoa financing; figures for 1990 include nonperforming loans.

Public and public ally guaranteed medium- and long-term debt.

Ghana - Selected Social and Demographic Indicators 1/

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Sources: Statistical Service, Quarterly Digest of Statistics: IMF, International Financial Statistics: and data provided by the World Bank.

Unless otherwise mentioned, data refer to the latest available estimates.

Poverty line estimated at Cedi 128,404 per year per capita (at constant May 1992 Accra prices) as at mid-1992. Based on the living standards surveys conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service in collaboration with the World Bank during 1987/88, 1988/89, and 1991/92.

The survey was based on the World Bank’s Living Standards Measurement Study methodology and was carried out by the Ghana Statistical Service during the period from September 1987 to August 1988, covering 3,200 households.

The figures refer to the total number of people surveyed and not the total number of households surveyed. For example, 6.9 percent of the people surveyed live in households headed by a person working in the private sector.

Table 1.

Ghana: Gross Domestic Product by Sector, 1988–94

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Sources: Statistical Service; and staff estimates.

Revised estimates.

Estimate.

Including restaurants and hotels.

Table 2.

Ghana: Gross Domestic Product by Expenditure Category, 1989–94

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Sources: Statistical Service; and staff estimates.

Revised estimates.

Estimates.

Table 3.

Ghana: Composition and Growth of Gross Domestic Product by Sector, 1989–94

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Source: Statistical Service; and staff estimates.

Revised estimates.

Estimates.

Table 4.

Ghana: Composition and Growth of Gross Domestic Product by Expenditure Category, 1989–94

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Sources: Statistical Service; and staff estimates.

Revised estimates.

Estimates.

Approximated by total central government capital expenditure, including capital outlays financed by external project aid.

Approximated by net lending to state enterprises by the Government; excluding investment financed by state enterprises’ savings and/or domestic borrowing, which is included in private investment.

Table 5.

Ghana: Cocoa Bean Production, Consumption, Prices, Payments to Farmers, and Export Receipts, 1984/85–1994/95

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Source: Cocoa Board

Includes sales to processing companies; most of the processed products are then exported.

Including bonus payments until 1986/87, but excluding bonus payments thereafter.

Main crop

Midcrop

Estimates

Table 6.

Ghana: Operations of the Cocoa Board (Cocoa Division), 1988/89–1994/95 1/

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Source: Cocoa Board.

Crop year ending September 30.

Mainly discount charges on bills drawn to finance the purchases of cocoa, export duty, and operations of the Cocoa Board.

Includes provision for doubtful debts and depreciation. Includes all other Cocoa Board costs in 1992/93.

Includes outlays for produce inspection, research, construction of feeder roads, and subsidies for insecticides and spraying. Includes a provision of 8.5 billion cedis for retrenchment in 1993/94.

Table 7.

Ghana: Production, Acreage, and Yield of Principal Food Crops, 1989–94

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Source: Statistical Service, Quarterly Digest of Statistics.
Table 8.

Ghana: Production and Exports of Logs, Sawn Timber, Veneer, and Plywood, 1988–92

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Sources: Statistical Service; and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
Table 9.

Ghana: Domestic Fish Catch and Imports, 1989–93

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Source: Ministry of Agriculture.

Excluding fish caught by foreign vessels.

Mostly frozen fish.

Value of total fish supply 1990 excludes value of fish imports.

Table 10.

Ghana: Mineral Production, 1987–94

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Source: Statistical Service; and staff estimates.

Estimates.