Ghana

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Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Accra
Official language
English
Population (2015 est.), m.
26.33
Compound Annual (GDP) Growth Rate, (2011-2015), %
6.1
Population growth (2015 est.), %
2.18
GDP per capita (2015), USD (current rate)
1,381.4
Rural population (2015 est.), % of total
46
Ease of Doing Business Index (2015)
70 (of 189)
Median age of population, (2014 est.) years
20.9
Inflation (2014), %
17
National currency
Cedi (GHS)
Installed generation capacity (2014 ets.), MW
2,831
Installed fossil fuel capacity (2014), MW
1,248
Hydro capacity (2014), MW
1,580
Other RE capacity (2014), MW
2.5
Renewable electricity output (2014), in % of total electricity output excl. hydroelectric
0.1
Capacity target for 2016, MW
5,000
Average distribution and transmission losses (2014), in % of output
4.3
Net electricity imports (2013 est.), GWh
27
Peak demand (2014), MW
2,179.5
Per capita electricity consumption (2014), kWh
1,442.8
Electrification rate, total (2012), %
64
Electrification rate, urban (2012), %
85
Electrification rate, rural (2012), %
41