In 2009, Ghana was the UK’s 10th largest exports market and the 12th largest import market in Africa.
Imports from the UK to Ghana amounted to £354 million while exports from Ghana to the UK stood at £225 million, Ruby Golo of the United Kingdom Trade and Investment (UKTI) told reporters during a Media Open Day at the British High Commission in Accra.
According to the High Commission, in 2009 UK exports of goods to Ghana went down 2% on 2008 figures and UK imports from Ghana were down 7% on 2008. In the first 11 months of 2010, compared with a year earlier, UK exports to Ghana were up 31% and imports up 13% in pounds sterling terms.
Ghana mostly exports cocoa and spices, fish products, vegetables and fruits to the UK.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi