Ghana’s global pineapple exports registered a decline of 6% in value in 2021 compared to 2020 earnings. According to figures from the Ghana Exports Promotion Authority (GEPA), the exports yielded $29 million in 2021. The country exported $35 million and $31.7 million worth of pineapples in 2019 and 2020 respectively. Some 85.8% of the total pineapple exports from Ghana went to the EU market.
Belgium absorbed close to 34.6% of the total exports in 2021. Globally, Belgium imported approximately $132m worth of Pineapples; 7.6% of which came from Ghana.
At the global level, Costa Rica was the largest supplier of pineapples. Other global suppliers were the Philippines ($284m), Netherlands ($190m) and United States of America ($98). From the perspective of Africa, Cote d’Ivoire ranked 1st, followed by Ghana and Kenya in the export of pineapples to the world. Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana contributed about 68% of the total value of pineapples exported from Africa, a trend the two countries have maintained over the years. Globally, Ghana ranked 11th in the order of countries that exported Pineapples in 2021.