NATIONAL LANDSCAPE

GH_001_largeAt CDG, we’re proud to call Ghana and all of West Africa home. Over the last two decades, the region has seen incredible growth by developing local and international infrastructure. Financial growth, increasing stability, and a rich reserve of resources is helping bring Ghana into view as an emerging economy.

Want to learn more about Ghana? Keep reading for some of the most recent statistics for the region.

Quick Stats:

  • Population: 25,758,108
  • GDP: $47.93 billion
  • Growth Rate: 7.1 – 7.9% minimum
  • Government: Constitutional Democracy

In-Depth Information:

Major Exports

  • oil
  • gold
  • cocoa
  • timber
  • bauxite,
  • aluminum
  • manganese ore
  • diamonds
  • horticultural products

Major Imports

  • capital equipment
  • refined petroleum
  • foodstuffs

Labor Force 

  • 12.07 million
  • agriculture: 56%
  • industry: 15%
  • services: 29%

Regions

  • Ashanti
  • Brong-Ahafo
  • Central
  • Eastern
  • Greater Accra
  • Northern
  • Upper East
  • Upper West
  • Volta
  • Western

Legal: English common law (with integrated customary law)

Chief of State: President John Dramani MAHAM

Political Parties:

  • Convention People’s Party (CPP)
  • National Democratic Congress (NDC)
  • New Patriotic Party (NPP)
  • People’s National Convention (PNC)

Country Risk Assessment: B (Moody’s Rating: B1)

Business Climate: B

*Resources based on 2013 statistics from:

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gh.html

http://data.worldbank.org/country/ghana

http://www.coface.com/Economic-Studies-and-Country-Risks/Ghana