Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Accra
Official language
English
Population (2015 est.)
29,767,108
Urban Population (% of Total Population, 2018)
50.8
Rural Population (% of totala Population, 2018)
49.2
Urbanisation Rate P.A 2018
3.4
Population Density (Per KM2, 2018)
130.8
Compound Annual (GDP) Growth Rate, (2011-2018), %
6.1
Population growth (2018 est.), %
2.2
GDP per capita (2015), USD (current rate)
1,381.4
Rural population (2018 est.), % of total
43.9
Ease of Doing Business Index (2018)
144 (of 190)
Median age of population, (2018 est.) years
20.9
Inflation (2018), %
9.3
National currency
Cedi (GHS)
Currency Exchange Rate e Eqv. USD (As of July 2019)
5.4
HDI Rank (Rank of 188)
140
GDP (USD millions, 2018)
65,556
GDP Annual Growth Rate Forecast (2020), %
7.6
Installed generation capacity (2016 ets.), MW
3,801
Installed fossil fuel capacity (% of Total Installed Capacity, 2016)
58
Hydro capacity (% of Total Installed Capacity, 2016)
42
Other RE capacity (% of Total Installed Capacity, 2016)
1
Renewable electricity output (2016), in % of total electricity output excl. hydroelectric
0.1
Capacity target for 2016, MW
5,000
Average distribution and transmission losses (2015), in % of output
4.3
Net electricity imports (2016 est.), GWh
511
Peak demand (2016), MW
2,087
Per capita electricity consumption (2016), kWh
360
Electrification rate, total (2017), %
79
Electrification rate, urban (2017), %
90
Electrification rate, rural (2017), %
65.3