Ghana to become the 12th fastest growing economy with 5.2% growth rate – IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), has projected Ghana’s economy to expand by 5.2% which is expected to make it the 12th fastest growing economy in the Sub Saharan Africa region this year.
The expected 5.2% expansion in the economy in 2022, will be slightly lower than the 5.4% GDP growth rate recorded in 2021.
According to the International Monetary Fund’s April 2022 Regional Economic Outlook Report, this will place the country at a joint 12th position with Cape Verde in the league of Sub-Saharan African economies.
In West Africa, Ghana places 6th, once again with Cape Verde.
In 2021, the IMF projected a growth rate of 4.2% for Ghana, but the economy expanded by 5.4%, according to provisional estimates from the Ghana Statistical Service.
This was as a result of strong growth in the Services sector (9.4%), particularly Information, Communication and Technology (33.1%) and Agriculture (8.4%), particularly the Fisheries (13.4%) sub sector.
In 2023, the Fund forecasts a growth rate of 5.1%, which will place the country in the 21st position in the league of African economies.
This is due to the expected strong growth rate by most African economies.
In 2022, Niger will become the fastest growing economy in Sub Saharan Africa with a growth rate of 6.9%, whilst Senegal will lead the league of African economies in 2023 with a 9.2 percent growth rate in the economy.
COUNTRY GDP RANKING
Niger [6.9%] 1st
South Sudan [6.5%] 2nd
DR Congo [6.4%] 3rd
Rwanda [6.4%] 3rd
Mauritius [6.1%] 5th
Equatorial Guinea [6.1%] 5th
Coted’lvoire [6.0%] 7th
Benin [5.9%] 8th
Kenya [5.7%] 9th
The Gambia [5.6%] 10th
Togo [5.6%] 10th
Ghana [5.2%] 12th
Cape Verde [5.2%] 12th