Ghana Population

1950 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Ghana population

  • The Ghana population reached 31.1 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 30.4 million people in Dec 2019
  • The data reached an all-time high of 31.1 million people in Dec 2020 and a record low of 5.0 million people in Dec 1950

The International Monetary Fund provides Mid-year Population.


Further information about Ghana population data

  • In the latest reports, Ghana Unemployment Rate increased to 4.7 % in Dec 2021
  • Monthly earnings of the Ghana population was 242.0 USD in Dec 2015
  • Ghana Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 68.4 % in Dec 2021

View Ghana's Population from 1950 to 2020 in the chart:

Ghana Population

What was Ghana's Population in 2020?

The Ghana population reached 31.1 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 30.4 million people in Dec 2019 See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
31.1 2020 30.4 2019 5.0 1950 31.1 2020 Person mn yearly 1950 - 2020

Population by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Australia (Person mn) 25.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Austria (Person mn) 9.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2020 yearly 1925 - 2020
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Bangladesh (Person mn) 169.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (Person mn) 9.3 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Belgium (Person mn) 11.6 2021 yearly 1953 - 2021
Bolivia (Person mn) 11.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn) 3.5 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Botswana (Person mn) 2.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brazil (Person mn) 213.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Brunei (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bulgaria (Person mn) 6.8 2021 yearly 1900 - 2021
Cambodia (Person mn) 16.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Canada (Person mn) 38.2 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Chile (Person mn) 19.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
China (Person mn) 1,412.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Colombia (Person mn) 51.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Croatia (Person mn) 4.0 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Cyprus (Person mn) 0.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Czech Republic (Person mn) 10.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Denmark (Person mn) 5.8 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Ecuador (Person mn) 17.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Egypt (Person mn) 102.1 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Estonia (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
European Union (Person mn) 447.2 2020 yearly 1959 - 2020
Finland (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1749 - 2021
France (Person mn) 67.8 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Georgia (Person mn) 3.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Germany (Person mn) 83.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ghana (Person mn) 31.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Greece (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1961 - 2021
Hungary (Person mn) 9.7 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Iceland (Person mn) 0.4 2021 yearly 1732 - 2021
India (Person mn) 1,368.6 2022 yearly 1951 - 2022
Indonesia (Person mn) 264.2 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Iran (Person mn) 84.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ireland (Person mn) 5.0 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Israel (Person mn) 9.5 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Italy (Person mn) 60.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ivory Coast (Person mn) 26.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Japan (Person mn) 125.4 2021 yearly 1899 - 2021
Jordan (Person mn) 11.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Kazakhstan (Person mn) 18.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Kenya (Person mn) 47.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
South Korea (Person mn) 51.7 2021 yearly 1956 - 2021
Kosovo (Person mn) 1.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Kuwait (Person mn) 4.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (Person mn) 6.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Laos (Person mn) 7.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Latvia (Person mn) 1.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Lebanon (Person mn) 6.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Lithuania (Person mn) 2.8 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (Person mn) 0.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
North Macedonia (Person mn) 2.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malawi (Person mn) 19.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malaysia (Person mn) 32.6 2020 yearly 1947 - 2020
Malta (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mauritius (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Mexico (Person mn) 128.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Moldova (Person mn) 2.6 2020 yearly 2013 - 2020
Mongolia (Person mn) 3.4 2021 yearly 1935 - 2021
Montenegro (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1921 - 2021
Morocco (Person mn) 35.6 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Mozambique (Person mn) 28.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Myanmar (Person mn) 54.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nepal (Person mn) 30.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Netherlands (Person mn) 17.3 2018 yearly 1899 - 2018
New Zealand (Person mn) 5.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Nigeria (Person mn) 206.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Norway (Person mn) 5.4 2019 yearly 1845 - 2019
Oman (Person mn) 4.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Pakistan (Person mn) 224.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (Person mn) 5.9 2026 yearly 1950 - 2026
Panama (Person mn) 4.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Paraguay (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Peru (Person mn) 32.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Philippines (Person mn) 109.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Poland (Person mn) 38.1 2021 yearly 1946 - 2021
Portugal (Person mn) 10.3 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Qatar (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Romania (Person mn) 19.2 2020 yearly 1930 - 2020
Russia (Person mn) 145.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Saudi Arabia (Person mn) 35.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Serbia (Person mn) 6.9 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Singapore (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Slovakia (Person mn) 5.5 2020 yearly 1945 - 2020
Slovenia (Person mn) 2.1 2021 yearly 1920 - 2021
South Africa (Person mn) 60.1 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Spain (Person mn) 47.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Sri Lanka (Person mn) 22.2 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Sudan (Person mn) 37.3 2014 yearly 1970 - 2014
Sweden (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
Switzerland (Person mn) 8.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -8.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2008 - Mar 2022
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -294.937 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 768.478 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 9.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 80.1 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (GHS bn) 234.411 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (GHS bn) 885.914 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (GHS bn) 162.850 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 20.464 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 296.0 Feb 2022 monthly Mar 2005 - Feb 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,431.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Feb 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -1.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 78,981.621 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 5,111.213 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 221.031 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,193.0 Dec 2021 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 31.7 Dec 2021 monthly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 188,339.959 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 63,163.099 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 59.001 Mar 2022 monthly Feb 1985 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 162.216 Mar 2022 monthly Jun 1995 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 448.347 Mar 2022 monthly May 1995 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 239.044 Mar 2022 monthly Jun 1986 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -672.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 346.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -69.820 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 18.1 2010 yearly 1975 - 2010
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -69.820 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 28,290.4 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Feb 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 35.6 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -3.522 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -28,067.014 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 14.3 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - Apr 2022
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 1,357.152 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 11,560.177 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 17,612.019 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
M2 Growth (%) 11.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 7,500.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1965 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 9.318 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 7.2 Feb 2022 monthly Mar 2005 - Feb 2022
Gold Reserves (Metric Ton) 1,000.000 2021 yearly 2008 - 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 18,202.312 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2004 - Feb 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 17.5 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2005 - Feb 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 25,818.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1967 - Feb 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 24.9 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1968 - Feb 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 8,523.397 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2011 - Feb 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 18.28 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2012 - Feb 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 10.26 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (%) -8.4 Apr 2022 monthly Dec 2013 - Apr 2022

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