Maritime profile: Ghana

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2018
Population
GDP
Merchandise trade ¹
29.767 Millions
65 760 Millions current US$
27 957 Millions current US$
Coast/area ratio ²
Ship building ³
Ship scrapping ³
3 m/km²
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Fleet - National flag
Fleet - Ownership
Container port throughput
34 Thousands DWT
22 Thousands DWT
1 009 400 TEU
WORLD SHARES FOR 2018
0.39 %0.08 %0.08 %0.07 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.13 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported0.39 %0.08 %0.08 %0.07 %0.05 % Less than 0.01% of the World total Less than 0.01% of the World total0.13 %Not available or not separately reportedNot available or not separately reported
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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+7.5 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2018
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Merchandise exports
2 802
7 960
10 321
14 868
Merchandise imports
5 347
10 922
13 465
13 089
Merchandise trade balance
-2 545
-2 962
-3 144
1 779
Export structure by product group in 2018
(as % of total exports)
36 %36 %4 %4 %31 %31 %4 %4 %25 %25 %
Top 5 partners in 2018
(exports, millions of US$)
3 3142 0831 5251 1429723 3142 0831 5251 142972
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN TRANSPORT SERVICES
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-
Transport services exports growth rate in 2018
Services exports by main category
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport
13.2
24.6
7.4
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Travel
75.6
41.9
13.3
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Other services
11.3
33.4
79.2
-
Total trade in transport services
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Transport services exports
146
364
457
-
Transport services imports
581
1 135
1 861
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Transport services trade balance
-435
-772
-1 404
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NATIONAL FLEET
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0 %
Fleet growth rate in 2018
Carrying capacity by type of ship
(Thousands DWT)
2005
2010
2015
2018
Total fleet
88.0
84.7
48.1
33.6
Oil tankers
5.0
4.6
20.1
5.0
Bulk carriers
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0.3
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General cargo
17.0
17.7
10.5
10.5
Container ships
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Other types of ships
66.0
62.1
17.5
18.1
Fleet by type of ship
(Number of ships)
36623662366236633563
LINER SHIPPING CONNECTIVITY INDEX
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Bilateral connectivity index - Top 10 partners in 2018
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0.4200.4140.4050.4000.4000.3980.3970.3970.3930.3790.4200.4140.4050.4000.4000.3980.3970.3970.3930.379
National connectivity index
Maximum 2006=100 for China
20.120.120.520.520.220.223.123.122.722.721.621.620.920.922.322.321.721.719.519.519.119.118.618.617.517.520.120.520.223.122.721.620.922.321.719.519.118.617.5
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Sum of exports and imports.
2
Coastline length based on data calculated in 2000 from the World Vector Shoreline database at 1:250,000 scale.
3
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above. Source: Clarksons Research.
4
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 100 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research.
5
Propelled seagoing merchant vessels of 1000 GT and above, on 1 January. Source: Clarksons Research.
6
TEU: Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit. Source: UNCTAD Secretariat, derived from various sources including Dynamar B.V. Publications, terminal operators and port authorities.
7
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, 2009 (BPM6, 2009).
8
Source: UNCTAD Secretariat, generated from data provided by MDS Transmodal (https://www.mdts.co.uk).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
GDP:
Gross domestic product
GT:
Gross tons
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
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Generation date: 04 November 2019