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Ghana: Agri sector contributes $476 mln to non-traditional exports

Ghana’s agricultural sector contributed $476 million to total non-traditional export (NTE) earnings last year.  According to data released by the Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA), this stands for 14.29 per cent of the NTE earnings in the year under review. The amount also represents an increase of 9.93 per cent over the $433.02 million earned in 2020.

Of the top 10 agricultural products, cashew nut was the top earner, having contributed about 60.38 per cent of the figure recorded from the sector.

A breakdown shows that bananas did $35.57 million to the sector’s contribution to NTEs, representing 12.76 per cent. Mangoes contributed $19.57m which is 5.05 per cent of total earnings while yams added $11.5 representing 14.44 per cent. Medicinal plants and parts contributed a total of $9.7m, which is 26.59 per cent.

While pineapples contributed $9.5 million, representing 29.04 per cent. Other products that recorded an increase in performance are shea nut (karite nuts) — $20.1m, 46.43 per cent, and soya beans added $18.6m which was 45.93 per cent of the total earnings.

Source: graphic.com.gh


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