Fiscal Balance in Ghana
Ghana - Fiscal BalanceGrowth likely slowed in Q1 compared to Q4 2021, with the private-sector PMI slipping on average into contractionary territory and inflation rising to multi-year high levels. Turning to Q2, economic output should be slowing further. April and May’s PMIs moved deeper into contractionary territory amid steeper declines in output and new orders. This was chiefly driven by shortages of key inputs and a continued rise in inflation, which reached an 18-year high in May. Moreover, tighter monetary policy could be affecting investment growth, while the 2021–2022 cocoa crop fell by over 20% from the prior year. More positively, higher prices for key export commodities such as gold and oil will be supporting activity somewhat. In other news, in mid-June Ghana reportedly secured USD 1 billion from international lenders, which should aid the fiscal position.
Ghana - Fiscal Balance Data
|Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)||-5.3||-6.9||-5.0||-3.8||-4.5|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
|Exchange Rate||5.70||0.0 %||Jan 01|
|Stock Market||0.1||0.0 %||Dec 31|
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December 6, 2022
The S&P Global Purchasing Managers' index (PMI) came in at 44.9 in November, up from October's 44.0.
November 28, 2022
At its meeting on 25 November, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) hiked its policy rate by a further 250 basis points to 27.00%.
November 3, 2022
The IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 44.0 in October from September's 45.6.
October 6, 2022
At its meeting on 6 October, the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) hiked its policy rate by 250 basis points to 24.50%.
October 5, 2022
The IHS Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) came in at 45.6 in September, down from August's 45.9.