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The Market

Ghana’s exports of horticultural products have seen a major growth over the years. As seen in table 1, total exports of horticultural products amounted to US $ 55,082,671 in 2011 as compared to US $ 48,999,719 in 2010. Also the volume of horticultural products exported in 2011 was 155,488,870 whereas 2010 volume of horticultural products was 145,092,444.

The leading product was pineapple which contributed an amount of US $16,972,432 with a total weight of 45,057,147 kgs. The second leading product was banana which accounted for US $15,357,367 with a total weight of 63,761,395 kgs.

Pineapples, vegetables, oranges, flowers, yams, mangoes, pawpaw, coconuts, onions and shallots were among the ten leading horticultural products in 2011.

 

Table 1 - Ghana’s Exports of Horticultural Products – 2011

HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS

WEIGHT:KGS

VALUE:US$

Yams

27,392,738

12,729,933

Banana

63,761,395

15,357,367

Pineapples

45,057,147

16,972,432

Vegetables , nes

2,662,512

1,943,988

Oranges

3,811,899

226,167

Flowers

452,358

2,046,577

Mangoes

868,838

2,329,556

Coconuts

374,667

124,276

Onions and shallots

2,296,557

513,575

Pawpaws

919,696

447,606

Cocoyam

61,495

51,179

Plantain

212,411

182,346

Aubergines

78,139

82,573

Soya beans

35,195

60,070

Spinach

49,734

44,889

cherries

390,158

227,033

Lemons and limes

56,155

24,576

Fruits, nes

87,314

486,165

Potatoes

11,588

51,412

Tomatoes

13,397

103,833

Beans

6,480,517

774,157

Melons

714

16,610

Peas,

20,484

49,251

Tamarind

19,200

2,429

Manioc

1,503

3,160

Sweet corn

889

38,500

berries

104,828

4,440

Asparagus

4,737

2,360

Pears and quinces

220,366

14,973

Cabbage/lettuce

42,239

171,238

SUB-TOTAL

155,488,870

55,082,671