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International Monetary Fund

collaborate with the CEPS to process customs data within six weeks and with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOT) and the BOG to identify and reduce discrepancies in trade statistics and to ensure that imports into bonded warehouses are not double-counted. Data collection procedures of the CEPS need to be improved, and there is also room for improving trade volume data collected by the CEPS through customs invoices, which would help the GSS to extract meaningful import and export unit values. 18. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
Ghana has been hit hard by the pandemic. The government’s proactive response helped contain the spread of COVID-19, protecting lives and limiting the impact on economic activity. However, partly because of the pandemic, the fiscal position worsened considerably last year, with a sharp increase in public sector debt.
International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

and with the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOT) and the BOG to identify and reduce discrepancies in trade statistics and to ensure that imports into bonded warehouses are not double-counted. Data collection procedures of the CEPS need to be improved, and there is also room for improving trade volume data collected by the CEPS through customs invoices, which would help the GSS to extract meaningful import and export unit values. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major export commodities, such as gold and cocoa. A high coverage

International Monetary Fund

recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major export commodities, such as gold and cocoa. A high coverage of the country’s export bundle can be obtained from just three major exports—cocoa, gold, and unwrought aluminum. In contrast, deflation of imports is likely to require an iterative procedure to strike a balance between coverage of the index and its stability, owing to the heterogeneity of the basket. II. Data Standards and Quality Participant in the General Data Dissemination System (GDDS) since July 20, 2005. III. Reporting to

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

collected by the CEPS through customs invoices, which would help the GSS to extract meaningful import and export unit values. The May 2010 STA mission found that BPO treats goods that are temporarily imported into Ghana without passing the customs authorities (i.e. not yet captured by customs) and then sold to enterprises in the free zone as exports. This treatment would imply that free trade zones are treated as located outside the Ghanaian economic territory, which should not be the case. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

BoG to identify and reduce discrepancies in trade statistics and to ensure that imports into bonded warehouses are not double-counted. Data collection procedures of the CEPS need to be improved, and there is also room for improving trade volume data collected by the CEPS through customs invoices, which would help the GSS to extract meaningful import and export unit values. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major export commodities, such as gold and cocoa. A high coverage of the country’s export bundle can be obtained from just

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

CEPS through customs invoices, which would help the GSS to extract meaningful import and export unit values. The May 2010 STA mission found that BPO treats goods that are temporarily imported into Ghana without passing the customs authorities (i.e. not yet captured by customs) and then sold to enterprises in the free zone as exports. This treatment would imply that free trade zones are treated as located outside the Ghanaian economic territory, which should not be the case. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major export

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

treatment would imply that free trade zones are treated as located outside the Ghanaian economic territory, which should not be the case. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major export commodities, such as gold and cocoa. A high coverage of the country’s export bundle can be obtained from just three major exports—cocoa, gold, and unwrought aluminum. In contrast, deflation of imports is likely to require an iterative procedure to strike a balance between coverage of the index and its stability, owing to the heterogeneity of the

International Monetary Fund

there is also room for improving trade volume data collected by the CEPS through customs invoices, which would help the GSS to extract meaningful import and export unit values. 19. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major export commodities, such as gold and cocoa . A high coverage of the country’s export bundle can be obtained from just three major exports—cocoa, gold, and unwrought aluminum. In contrast, deflation of imports is likely to require an iterative procedure to strike a balance between coverage of the index and its

International Monetary Fund

the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOT) and the BOG to identify and reduce discrepancies in trade statistics and to ensure that imports into bonded warehouses are not double–counted. Data collection procedures of the CEPS need to be improved, and there is also room for improving trade volume data collected by the CEPS through customs invoices, which would help the GSS to extract meaningful import and export unit values. 17. Fund staff has recommended that the GSS produce export unit values for major export commodities, such as gold and cocoa . A high coverage of