Ghana PMI April 2021


Ghana: PMI rises in April

May 6, 2021

The IHS Markit Ghana Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to 52.4 in April from 51.8 in March. Thus, the index moved further above to the neutral 50-threshold that separates improving from deteriorating conditions in the private sector compared to the prior month.

April’s higher reading was chiefly driven by growth in business activity, which grew at a quicker rate compared to March. Moreover, firmer customer demand resulted in higher workloads, which led firms to increase the hiring of new workers at the fastest pace since the start of the pandemic.

On the price front, purchase costs again rose further as businesses struggled to secure inputs for key goods, which resulted in output charges increasing at a quicker pace than in March. That said, sentiment fell to the lowest since last year amid continuing worries around the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

FocusEconomics panelists see fixed investment expanding 3.3% in 2021, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. In 2022, fixed investment is expected to grow 3.6%.


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Ghana PMI April 2021

Note: Purchasing Managers’ Index. Readings above 50 indicate an overall increase compared to the previous month, and below 50 an overall decrease.
Source: IHS Markit

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