The agric sector declined by 35.7%, she said.
The revised 2010 GDP for Ghana was therefore, estimated at 7.7%.
Dr Bediako told reporters that the decline was due to less performance in the agriculture sector “associated with the sector’s strong seasonal production.”
But she explained that the fall was “Characteristic of the first and second quarters of each year.”
According to the data for the quarter, all the sub-sectors of agriculture had negative growth.
“All sub-sectors had declines in output – crops by 36.5%, livestock 31.7%, forestry and logging by 41.3% and fishing with a decline of 19.5%”, the data indicated.
The industrial sector grew by 21.4% with the service sector recording a growth of 5.3%.
For estimates on year-on-year basis in the first quarter of 2011, the data showed a 23% growth of the country’s GDP over that of the same period in 2010.
By Ekow Quandzie