Ghana

Country Indicators1 Country indicators

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Capital

Accra

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Language

English

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Surface area

238,540 Sq Km

2014

World Bank

Neighboring countries

Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Togo

2014

Maps of the World

Time Zone

GMT = Greenwich Mean Time

2014

World Atlas

Geographical distance from the NL

5210 KM

2014

Info Please- Distance calculator

Population

26,442,000

2014

World Bank

Population growth (annual %)

2.1%

2013

World Bank

Population ages 15-64 (% of total)

58%

2013

World Bank

Middle Class in Total Population (%)

46.6%

2010

African Development Bank

Human Development Index

0.573 (Medium Development)

2013

UNDP

Education Index

0.553

2013

UNDP

Global competitiveness Index

3.7 (1-7 (best))

2014-2015

World Economic Form

Economy_1 Economy

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

GDP per capita (current US$)

US$ 1858

2013

World Bank

GDP Annual Growth Rate

5.10 %

2014

Trading Economics

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)

US$ 1770

2013

World Bank

Inflation rate

21%

2014

Trading Economics

Foreign Direct Investment

3226,33 million $

2014

World Investment Report 2014 UNCTAD

Distance to Frontier

(0 lowest performance - 100 represents the frontier)

65.24

2015

Doing Business

Economic union membership

ECOWAS

2014

UNECA

Risks1 Risks

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Corruption Perception index

Rank: 61 (0-175)

Score: 48 (0-100)

2014

Transparency International Index

Control of Corruption

Percentile Rank: 56.46 (0-100)

Score: -0.07 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Transparency International Index

Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism

Percentile Rank: 47.39 (0-100)

Score: -1.05 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

Estimate of governance effectiveness

Percentile Rank: 50.72 (0-100)

Score: -0.09 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

World Risk Index

Rank: 46 (0-171)

Score: 8.77 % (0-100)

2014

United Nations University

Natural Hazards

Dry, dusty, northeastern harmattan winds from January to March; droughts

2015

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Accessibility Accessibility

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Sea accesibility

Presence of port: 1

Presence of container terminal: 1

2014

Searates.com

Ease of doing business index

70 (1-189)

2014

Doing Business

Ease of trading across borders

11 (1 (best) - 47 )

2014

Doing Business

Logistics performance Index

Rank: 100 (0-160)

Score: 2.63 (1-5)

2014

World Bank

Culture Culture

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Power Distance Index

80 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Individualism/Collectivism

15 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Masculinity

40 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Uncertainty/Avoidance Index

65 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Long Term Orientation

4 (1 lowest - 120 highest)

2010

The Hofstede Centre

Productie_1 Production

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Crop production index

136.3 (2004-2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Food production index

137.7 (2004 -2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Top 5 production commodities

7 Yams
10 Cocoa, beans
10 Karite nuts (sheanuts)
10 Kola nuts
11 Taro (cocoyam)

2014

FAOStat

Crude Oil Production

79,630 bbl/day

2012

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Stapels-dollars Money

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Trend devaluation US$-local currency through the years

1USD=GHS 3.2000

2014

Trading economics

Interest Rate (%)

21.00%

2014

Trading economics

Lending interest rate (%)

N.A.

2013

World Bank

Taxes Taxes

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Tax payments (number)

32

2014

World Bank

Taxes on corporate income (%)

25%

2014

PWC

Total tax rate

33.3%

2014

PWC

Value-added Tax (VAT)

17.5% (15%VAT and 2.5% NHIL)

2015

VAT Live

handen_square Trade

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

47%

2013

World Bank

Imports US$

$18.49 billion

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to import (days)

41 days

2014

World Bank

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

42%

2013

World Bank

Exports US$

$13.37 billion

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to export (days)

19 days

2014

World Bank

Balance of Trade

-24.80 USD Million

2014

Trading Economics

Net barter terms of trade index (2000 = 100)

178.1

2013

World Bank

Business Business

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Business Confidence

N.A.

2014

Trading Economics

Time required to start a business (days)

14 days

2014

Doing Business

Industrial production growth rate

10.5%

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Cost of business start-up procedures (% of GNI per capita)

82,6%

2014

World Bank

Manufacturing, value added (annual % growth)

0,48%

2013

World Bank

Consumer Spending (% of GDP)

64%

2013

World Bank

Consumer Price Index (2010=100)

132

2014

World Bank

Agribiz Agribusiness

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Agricultural land

69.4% of land area

2012

World Bank

Cereal yield

1685050 (kg per hectare)

2013

World Bank

Land use

arable land: 20.12%
permanent crops: 11.74%
other: 68.14%

2011

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

infra3 Infrastructure

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)

108

2013

World Bank

Internet users

Internet users: 5,171,993

% of Pop with Internet: 19.56%

2014

Internet Live Stats

Roadways

total: 109,515 km
paved: 13,787 km
unpaved: 95,728 km

2009

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved sanitation facilities (%of population with access)

14,4 %

2012

World Bank

Rail ways (Total Km)

947 KM

2008

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Electric power consumption

5.311 billion kWh

2010

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved water source (% of population with access)

% of pop. with access: 87,2%

% of rural pop. with access: 81,3%

% of urban pop. With access: 92,5%

2012

World Bank

Naamloos Labour

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Unemployment Rate

N.A.

2008

Trading economics

Labor force

11048371

2013

World Bank

Income

Lower–middle-income:
US$1,006–3,975

2012-2013

World Bank

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References

  • Master planning for 5 municipal assemblies related to water, sanitation, waste management and hygiene (WASH/GNWP)
  • Market study: opportunities in the horticulture sector
  • Research and advice on the market for processed maize products in Ghana

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