Current Account in Ghana

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Ghana - Current Account (billions of U.S. Dollars)

The economic slump should have eased in Q3 after the economy suffered its first contraction in four years in Q2. Data suggests the downturn bottomed out in May: In July, the latest month for which the index is available, economic activity expanded for the second month in a row. Moreover, private sector business conditions improved in August–September. Turning to Q4, the private sector PMI rose to an over two-year high in October. While this bodes well for the economy in the final stretch of the year, prospects are somewhat gloomy nonetheless, as the global rise in new Covid-19 cases will likely weigh on external trade, oil prices and tourism. Meanwhile, the country is gearing up for the 7 December general election, which has been accompanied by spates of violence. The likely outcome is still too close to call, with the management of Covid-19 and corruption likely to be decisive factors.

Ghana - Current Account (USD bn) Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Current Account Balance (USD bn)-2.8  -2.8  -2.0  -2.0  -1.7  

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Ghana Current Account (USD bn) Chart


Ghana Current Account
Note: Current account balance as % of GDP.
Source: Bank of Ghana

Ghana Facts

Value Change Date
Exchange Rate5.700.0 %Jan 01
Stock Market0.10.0 %Dec 31

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