Ghana

The Republic of Ghana is bordered by Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire.
BASIC INDICATORS
CapitalAccra
Population24.78 million
Official LanguageEnglish
National LanguageEnglish, African languages including Akan, Ewe
Area 238,533 sq km (92,098 sq miles)
(source: BBC.co.uk)

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Monetary UnitGhanaian cedi
GDP Total (PPP)$38.24 billion (2010)
Per capita $1,600 (2010)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate) $18.06 billion (2009)
GDP Growth (Annual %) 4.7% (2010)
(source: CIA.gov)

TRADE POLICY
WTO accession Date1 January 1995
Trade Policy review Dates28, 30 January 2008
Contribution to WTO budget0.044% (2010)
Services sectors with GATS commitments30
(WTO.org)

TRADE STATISTICS
Exports of goods and services31%
Main Export CommoditiesGold, cocoa, timber, tuna, bauxite, aluminium, manganese ore, diamonds.
Imports of goods and services49%
Import CommoditiesNot provided
(2008) (World Development Indicators Database 2010)

WORLD DOING BUSINESS RANKING
2010 2009 Change
Starting a business-
Closing a business-
Dealing with construction permits-
-
Registering property-
Getting credit-
Protecting investors-
Paying taxes-
Trading across borders-
Enforcing contracts-
(Source: The World Bank Group)