Ghana Industry

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The main benefit of a domestic refining industry is that value is maintained in country, reducing the need to import expensive refined products from elsewhere. This benefit is particularly pronounced with complex refineries, which produce high-value products, such as petrol, and middle distillates, such as home heating oil for the domestic...

 

Ghana is one of the world’s top-10 gold producers and the second largest in Africa. As such, the mining industry is a major economic driving force: it is the biggest single contributor to government revenues and a leading source of export earnings.

Chapter | Industry & Retail from The Report: Ghana 2019

Building on years of robust growth in the sector, Ghana has launched a multifaceted programme to increase its industrial capacity and output. This wave of new initiatives is designed to strengthen the investment environment and boost the value-added component of the country’s manufactured exports. In 2017 manufacturing contributed $6.1bn to GDP, some 12% of the total. Moreover, the combination of...

Chapter | Mining from The Report: Ghana 2019

Ghana is one of the world’s top-10 gold producers and the second largest in Africa. A wave of investments in recent years has boosted production and improved cost efficiency in gold and manganese mining, while the government has acted firmly to improve industry regulation, tackle long-term issues such as illegal activity and environmental damage, and strengthen assaying capacity. Ghana boasts...

Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Ghana 2019

The discovery of large offshore oil reserves has had a significant impact on the national balance sheet, with shipments of crude oil representing the second-largest export category in 2017 after gold. Ghana is a relative newcomer to the global hydrocarbons industry, and with proven oil reserves of around 660m barrels and an output of about 126,000 barrels per day, it is a small producer by...

Ghana continues to be one of the most stable countries in sub-Saharan Africa and has developed substantially over the years. Now one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, the country is starting to move away from traditional resource dependency. However, it faces the challenge of ensuring the widest benefit from that expansion, given its growing and increasingly urbanised population.

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