Ghana's economy grew 6.6% in third quarter, fastest growth since pandemic
Ghana's economy grew 6.6% in the third quarter of 2021, the West African nation’s statistics service said on Wednesday.
It marked the fastest growth in gross domestic product since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
"That 6.6% growth rate that we recorded for the third quarter of 2021 is the closest we've got to the pre-2020 period, when COVID was just about to set in," said government statistician Samuel Kobina Annim at a news conference.
"This growth rate that we recorded is edging us closer to the GDP growth rate that we recorded during the pre-COVID-19 era, keeping in mind that we did record a 9% growth rate in the first quarter of 2019," he added.
Ghana's economy grew by 0.4% in the full year of 2020.