General information

Capital: Accra

Currency unit: New Ghanaian cedi

Official language: English

Area: 238,540 km²

Population in million: 28.8 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 1,641 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 4,641 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 76.9 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 35.7 %

Life expectancy at birth: 62.7 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 77 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 47.33 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 17.0 

Industry value added of GDP: 23.7 

Services value added of GDP: 52.2 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 16.47 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 12.50 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Wood sheets for veneering (0.80 %)
Postage, revenue or similar stamps (0.41 %)
Beauty or make-up preparations (0.31 %)
Fibreboard of wood (0.24 %)
Carpets and other textile floor coverings (0.18 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cocoa beans (16.45 %)
Cocoa paste (2.81 %)
Cocoa butter, fat and oil (1.39 %)
Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (1.31 %)
Prepared or preserved fish (1.10 %)

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