PESTLE Analysis of Ghana 2013

  • ID: 2762735
  • Country Profile
  • Region: Ghana
  • 65 Pages
  • Lucintel
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The economy of Ghana experienced a moderate growth during the last decade. The country is likely to experience good growth and reach an estimated $70.4 billion by 2018. The service and the manufacturing sectors are the two major contributors to Ghana's GDP. Being the major source of income for the economy, the service sector made maximum contribution to the total GDP in 2012. In this sector, wholesale and retail, finance and insurance, information and communication, transport, and real estate and renting industries have emerged as the major contributors.

This report gives the insightful SWOT Analysis of Ghana. This report helps investors to easily understand the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of Ghana's economy.

The report also discusses the challenges that the economy is likely to face. In spite of its significance, Ghana is lagging behind the other African countries as well as other developed countries such as the US, both in R&D investment as well as a number of scientific researches. Ghana's major environmental problems include water pollution, soil erosion, industrial pollution, and deforestation. These issues basically stem from poor farming practices, rapid urbanization, and steady rise of petroleum refining wastes.

The report also anticipates the key drivers. Geostrategic location of Ghana adds an edge to the economy. It is located in the Western Africa and provides easy access and proximity to potential markets such as ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States). It helps in boosting international trade. Prudent fiscal policy management and effective monetary policy (low inflation rate, moderate foreign exchange reserves, and low interest rates) help in the growth of Ghana's economy.

Although the country faces a deficit in its current account, significant capital and financial account surpluses make Ghana less vulnerable to a BOP crisis in near future. The balance of payment is expected to be surplus and encourage stability of the exchange rate in the country. This surplus is expected to be derived from significant capital account surplus which has been sufficient in the recent years to finance the current account deficit. In the coming years, BOP is further expected to witness a positive balance.

Strong financial ability has been one of the major strengths of the economy in the recent years. Despite the adverse effects of the European debt crisis, Ghana has been able to maintain significant amount of capital account surpluses. Exports and imports have been on the rise in recent years. Mining, financial, telecommunications, and business service are the key performing sectors in the economy. Nigeria, India, Britain, the US, Germany, and Mauritius are the leading sources of foreign investments in the country.

This unique report will provide you with valuable information, insights, and tools needed to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in this market. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and will significantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today's stringent economy, you need every advantage that you can find.

Features of This Report:

To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. This market report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinational materials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many more
that operate in this market.

Some of the features of “PESTLE Analysis of Ghana 2013” include:
- Trend and forecast for key macroeconomic variables that are useful to make major investment decision
- Analysis on economic activity, investment environment, and trade structure of the country
- Major industries in Ghana and its contribution to GPD
- Trends in savings, investments, and consumptions
- Analysis of Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal, and Environmental scenarios as well as their impact on different industries
- Analyses on geographical importance and social structure such as labor quality
- Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, and Threat (SWOT) analysis of Ghana

Who Can Benefit From This Report?

This study is intended for material, parts fabricators, investors, executives, and consultants. This multi-client market study is used by small to multi-national Fortune 500 companies and utilized for a variety of reasons as follows.

- Business development
- Strategic planning
- Business presentation
- Determination of market size and trend
- Competitive analysis
- Personnel training
- Budgeting
- Investment decision
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1. Executive Summary

2. Ghana Political Analysis
2.1: Structure and stability of government
2.2: Government policy agenda
2.2.1: Political agenda

3. Ghana Economic Analysis
3.1: Sectoral contribution to GDP and real GDP growth rate
3.2: Pricing trends - inflation and interest rates
3.3: Consumption, saving, and investment trends
3.4: International trade and its contribution to GDP
3.5: Foreign direct investment by industry

4. Ghana Economic and Business Risk Analysis
4.1: Risk in financial sector
4.1.1: Risk in current account balance
4.1.2: Risk in balance of payment (BOP)
4.1.3: External debt and default risk
4.1.4: Risk in foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate

5. Ghana Social Analysis
5.1: Social and demographic analysis
5.2: Labor Market
5.3: Social development index

6. Ghana R&D and Technological Factors
6.1: R&D expenditure in Ghana
6.2: Impact of technology in industry
6.3: Technology policy

7. Ghana Legal Analysis
7.1: Corporate law
7.2: Tax law
7.3: Recent economic policies
7.4: Doing business in Ghana 2013

8. Ghana Environment Analysis
8.1: Government action on environmental issues

9. Ghana SWOT Analysis

List of Figures

Chapter 3. Ghana Economic Analysis
Figure 3.1: Regional economic scenarios
Figure 3.2: Trend of real GDP growth rate
Figure 3.3: Future economic growth scenario of Ghana
Figure 3.4: Trend of per capita income
Figure 3.5: GDP sectoral contribution
Figure 3.6: Share of different sectors in GDP
Figure 3.7: Trend of leading industries in Ghana
Figure 3.8: Annual trend of inflation and interest rates
Figure 3.9: Trend of savings and investments as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.10: Trend of consumption expenditure as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.11: Trend of Ghana's international trade
Figure 3.12: Trend of exports and imports as percentage of GDP
Figure 3.13: Foreign direct investment by industry

Chapter 4 Ghana Economic and Business Risk Analysis
Figure 4.1: Trend of current account balance and as percentage of GDP
Figure 4.2: Terms of trade of Ghana
Figure 4.3: Trend of balance of payment
Figure 4.4: Trend of gross government debt and as percentage of GDP
Figure 4.5: Trend of foreign exchange reserves and exchange rate

Chapter 5. Ghana Social Analysis
Figure 5.1: Political map of Ghana
Figure 5.2: Trend of population and population growth rate in Ghana
Figure 5.3: Population age structure

Chapter 6. Ghana R&D and Technological Factor
Figure 6.1: Trend of R&D expenditure in Ghana

List of Tables

Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Factors affecting business in Ghana

Chapter 2. Ghana Political Analysis
Table 2.1: Political factors and their impact on business

Chapter 3. Ghana Economic Analysis
Table 3.1: Factors affecting industry growth FDI limits by industry
Table 3.2: Economic factors and their impact on business
Table 3.3: Economic insights of Ghana

Chapter 4. Ghana Economic and Business Risk Analysis

Table 4.1: Credit rating of countries by Moody's, Fitch, and S&P
Table 4.2: Economic risk factors and their impact on business

Chapter 5. Ghana Social Analysis
Table 5.1: Corruption, GINI, Homicide, and Human Development Index
Table 5.2: Social factors and their impact on business

Chapter 6. Ghana R&D and Technological Factors
Table 6.1: Technological factors and their impact on business

Chapter 7. Ghana Legal Analysis
Table 7.1: Tax rates for taxpayers in Ghana 2012
Table 7.2: Indicators for starting business
Table 7.3: Ranking in 2013 for ease of doing business
Table 7.4: Legal factors and their impact on business

Chapter 8. Ghana Environment Analysis
Table 8.1: Environmental factors and their impact on business
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