Ghana's economy is growing fast currently, with a GDP growth of 8.5% last year in 2017, compared to 3.7% in 2016, more than double.
The Automotive industry in Ghana is benefiting from the national GDP growth, with a boom in car sales of more than 33%, with Nissan being the market leader in the country, close with Toyota and Hyundai.
The most popular car makes in Ghana being currently Nissan, Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, Volkswagen, Kia, Daewoo, Mitsubishi and Ford, with the most popular models being Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Nissan Patrol, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Almera and others.
The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers says that there are about a million car in the streets in Ghana, an increase from around 750,000 ten years ago in 2008. The real numbers are probably much higher, with a lot of import and used cars brought from neighbouring countries not accounted in those numbers. In 2017, the total amount of new vehicle sales registrations is accounted to be a little bit more than 4,200, much lower than a few years ago where it was around 14,000 new vehicle sales yearly.
Same thing, mostly due to an increase in car imports in Ghana in the recent years, and a substantial amount of vehicles not recorded in those statistics.