Ghana 2013

Ghana Population Density

Yearbook 2013

Ghana. In early January, John Mahama was installed as Ghana’s new president. As vice president, he had only taken over the presidency temporarily when his representative John Atta Mills died in July 2012. In December 2012, Mahama won the presidential election in the first round, but the opposition party NPP (New Patriotic Party) claimed that electoral fraud occurred and appealed the election result. When Mahama took office, the Supreme Court was still investigating the issue of electoral fraud. In August, the court decided to dismiss the appeal. According to Countryaah, the court ruled that Mahama was the rightful winner in the election with just under 51% of the vote against close to 48 for NPP candidate Nana Akufo-Addo. The latter said he would respect the Supreme Court’s decision.

Ghana Population Density

In April, at least 16 people were killed when an abandoned gold mine collapsed in central Ghana. The mine must have been popular with illegal gold diggers. Ghana is one of the world’s largest gold producers. In June, the authorities arrested more than 100 people, most of them Chinese, who worked in mines and lacked a permit. See DIGOPAUL for map and location of Ghana.


Inflation rate 12.40%
Unemployment rate 11.9%
Gross domestic product (GDP) $ 134,000,000,000
GDP growth rate 8.40%
GDP per capita 4,700 USD
GDP by sector
Agriculture 18.30%
Industry 24.50%
Service 57.20%
State budget
Revenue 3.457 billion
Expenditure 4.323 billion
Proportion of the population below the national poverty line 28.5%
Distribution of household income
Top 10% 32.8
Lower 10% 2
Industrial production growth rate -0.50%
Investment volume 36.8% of GDP
National debt 71.80% of GDP
Foreign exchange reserves $ 7,345,000,000
Tourism 2014
Visitors 1,093,000
Revenue $ 1,027,000,000