World Bank revises Ghana’s growth rate; economy to expand 4.9% in 2021


The World Bank has reexamined Ghana’s development to 4.9% rate in 2021, from the previous gauge of 1.4% Gross Domestic Product, its most recent October 2021 Africa Pulse report has shown.


The Bretton Wood organization is additionally anticipating a 5.5% development in the economy in 2022, reflecting solid development in sends out.


“Ghana is projected to display development of, separately, 4.9% and 5.5% in 2021 and 2022, reflecting solid development in sends out. The economy performed moderately well regardless of the flare-up of the Delta variation because of the financial help by the public authority”, the report clarified.

The Banks’ June 2021 Global Economic Prospects Report anticipated a 1.4% development in the economy this year, refering to slow development in most sub-areas of administrations and industry.

This is regardless of expected flexibility in horticulture area which it said won’t be adequate to counterbalance the Covid-19 pandemic’s waiting unfavorable effect on the oil and different areas of the economy.


Ghana got what could be compared to US$1 billion in the new International Monetary Fund SDR assignment, a piece of which will go to help financial recuperation under the COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (CARES) program.

The Africa Pulse report said “with an end goal to meet its aspiring homegrown income assembly targets (beginning in 2021), the public authority is carrying out arranged spending cuts (beginning in 2022) and the Energy Sector Recovery Program.”

West Africa to become 2.4% in 2021

In the mean time, the West and Central Africa sub-district is projected to encounter a development pace of 3.2% in 2021, up from – 0.8% in 2020. The sub-district is assessed to become further by 3.6% in 2022.

Nigeria is projected to develop from – 1.8% in 2020 to 2.4% in 2021, because of better execution of both oil and non-oil areas.

Diminishing substantial dependence on the oil area through expansion of products and resources will help the economy going ahead, particularly in the change to a low-carbon economy in the medium term, the Africa Pulse report said.

Ghana’s economy extended 3.9% in quarter 2 2021

Ghana’s economy extended by 3.9% in the second quarter of this current year, as indicated by temporary figures from the Ghana Statistical Service.

During a similar period last year where Covid-19 had arisen, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) development rate was – 5.7%.

Be that as it may, GDP development rate without oil and gas (Non-Oil GDP) for second quarter 2021 was 5.2%, which is against a development pace of – 5.8% recorded a similar period last year.

As per the figures, the expansion in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) development rate was driven by a solid get in the Services and Agriculture areas.

The Health and Social Work (20.75%), Information and Communication Technology (20%), Hotel and Restaurants (18.7%) just as Fishing (12.7%) Sub-areas extended fundamentally.

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