Apr 26, 2017: Ghana registered 3.2 million metric tonnes of imports from Africa region in 2016. This represents an increase of 1.1 million metric tonnes or 57 percent increase over 2015.

The Ghana Shippers Authority’s shipping quarter and outlook cite major items imported from the African regions as liquid bulk cargoes mainly crude oil, LPG and petroleum products. Liquid bulk cargo, therefore, saw an increase of 94 percent over the 2015 figure.

According to StarrFMOnline, Kofi Mbiah, chief executive officer, Ghana Shippers’ Authority, said, “Imports from other African countries accounted for 27 percent share of Ghana’s import trade and the large part of it is as a result of the importation of crude oil and that impact is significantly because indeed trade between our country and the West African sub-region is very small, nothing to write home about.”

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