COUNTRY PROFILE

COUNTRY
REPUBLIC OF GHANA
REGION
WEST AFRICA
CAPITAL CITY
ACCRA
POPULATION
26.4 MIL
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
CURRENCY
CEDI (GHS)


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ECONOMIC INDICATORS

GDP
38.7
BILLION US$
GDP (PER CAPITA)
775
US$
GDP GROWTH
3.9%
INFLATION CONSUMER PRICES
18.9%
CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE
-5
BILLION US$
UNEMPLOYMENT
5.2%
LENDING INTEREST RATE
26%
EXPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
39.5%
OF GDP
IMPORTS OF GOODS & SERVICES
48.9%
OF GDP
TAX REVENUE
22.1%
OF GDP

POLITICAL STRUCTURE

HEAD OF STATE

JOHN DRAMANI MAHAMA
(NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS)

EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2016

LEGISLATIVE STRUCTURE

UNICAMERAL LEGISLATIVE

LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

EXPECTED
2016

GDP PROFILE

AGRICULTURE
22%
INDUSTRY
28.4%
SERVICES
49.6%

EXPORTS

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
23.4%
FUELS & MINING PRODUCTS
36.9%
MANUFACTURED PRODUCTS
15.2%

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS RANKING

2015

2014

STARTING A BUSINESS

96

93

DEALING WITH CONSTRUCTION PERMIT

106

130

REGISTERING PROPERTY

43

43

2015

2014

PROTECTING INVESTORS

56

55

PAYING TAXES

101

99

ENFORCING CONTRACTS

96

96

ADDITIONAL INSIGHT

STOCK EXCHANGE CAPITALIZATION

US $ 3.4 BILLION

NET OFFICIAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

US $ 1.8 BILLION

URBAN POPULATION (% OF TOTAL)

53%

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

US $ 3.2 BILLION

INTERNET PENETRATION RATE

17.1%

MOBILE PHONE SUBSCRIPTION RATE

101%

TOTAL OIL PRODUCTION

97480 BPD

GLOBAL TERRORISM INDEX

116 * 1 IS MOST TERRORISM. 116 IS LEAST

MO IBRAHIM GOOD GOVERNANCE RATING

7 * 1 IS BEST GOVERNANCE. 52 IS WORST GOVERNANCE

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SOURCES
TRADING ECONOMICS INDICATORS
CIA WORLD FACT BOOK
IBRAHIM INDEX OF AFRICAN GOVERNANCE
WORLD BANK DOING BUSINESS 2015
WORLD BANK 2013/2014
WORLD TRADE ORGANISATION TRADE REPORTS

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