Ghana

More than just cocoa!

It is well known that Ghana is the world’s second largest cocoa producer. The country ensures the high quality of its cocoa beans through the national control of the Ghana Cocoa Marketing Board. What is less well known is that through continual expansion of sustainable agriculture Ghana has also become an interesting procurement market for many other high-quality agricultural products.

The West African state offers a wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, including exotic fruits like pineapples and mangos, and in particular native vegetables such as okra shoots and yams.

In the sector of natural ingredients, the range of medical and aromatic products is interesting for the European market, such as moringa from wild collection or baobabs, the superfood fruit of the baobab tree that is processed to a powder particularly rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.

Ghana has also very successfully expanded its production of African cashews and now even offers cashew products in organic versions and with Fair Trade certification.

In addition Ghanaian traders offer a wide variety of dried fruits, fruit snacks and coconut products. For cosmetic manufacturers attractive products from Ghana are for instance cocoa butter and shea butter – which are used for instance in the production of natural skin and hair care products.

Ghana is considered an excellent example for the democratic development of an African country. The farming industry has been reformed and is a supporting pillar of the economy, employing around 45% of all workers. Ecological sustainability and the development of value-adding chains have made Ghana an interesting procurement market. An economic partnership agreement between Ghana and the EU facilitates international trade.

The IPD currently identifies reliable trade partners in Ghana whose products meet the quality criteria of the EU market.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM GHANA

Fresh fruit and vegetables:

  • Exotic fruits such as pineapples, mangoes, papayas, passion fruit
  • Vegetables like yams, okra shoots, sweet potatoes etc.

Natural ingredients for foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals:

  • Medical and aromatic products such as baobab, lemongras or moringa from wild collection
  • Herbs and spices, e.g. chilli and ginger
  • Ingredients for cosmetics, including cocoa and shea butter
  • Nuts like cashews and shea nuts
  • Processed fruit and vegetables such as fruit pulps, dried mangoes etc.

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BULLETIN BOARD "GHANA"

Events

Sourcing Mission: Côte d`Ivoire & Ghana // 05.05. - 15.05.2020
 
Sourcing Mission: Côte d`Ivoire & Ghana // 05.05. - 15.05.2020

Côte d`Ivoire & Ghana: Sourcing mission for fresh & processed fruit

Discover Ghana and Côte d`Ivoire as new supply sources.
Meet carefully selected producers directly on site.
Registration until 15 March 2020!

Ghana and Côte d`Ivoire have developed into interesting procurement markets for fresh and processed fruit. They offer a first-class selection of tasty exotic fruits such as mangos and pineapples as well as bananas and papayas, which are also available in organic quality. In addition, the producers offer a wide range of dried fruits, fruit snacks, including coconut products.
Together with the Dutch partner program Hortifresh, we are organizing a sourcing mission to Ghana and Côte d`Ivoire. We offer you the opportunity to visit both countries or just one country and to establish first contacts with potential business partners. For this purpose we arrange company visits to reliable producers - individually selected according to your requirements.Visit the production sites and convince yourself of the quality and variety of the African offer on site.
All companies have been visited and carefully evaluated in advance by IPD and its partners. Criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications were taken into account.

Use the trip for your secure purchasing from Africa and thus reduce your sourcing costs.

Please register here.

For further information about the trip please see our flyer or contact us:

Thomas Derstadt

News

 
Bonn/Nürnberg // 27.01.2020

BIOFACH 2020: IPD presents coconut specialities from Sri Lanka

IPD supports exhibitors from Sri Lanka and ten more partner countries at Biofach.

Bonn/Berlin, 27.01.2020 – At this year’s Biofach the product variety of the coconut palm is presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka: They are bringing a variety of coconut specialities such as dried coconut, virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut milk and coconut water to the world's leading trade fair for organic food, which takes place in Nuremberg from February 12 to 15. Further highlights from Sri Lanka are spices such as Ceylon cinnamon and different varieties of pepper, as well as essential oils. Besides the exhibitors from Sri Lanka, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Colombia, Côte d´Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyz-stan, Tunisia and Ukraine. They will be presenting their regional specialities in organic qual-ity at the joint stand of IPD and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) (Booth 3A | 3A-220) as well as at the national pavilions.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 15.01.2020

Fruit Logistica 2020: Pitahayas, Physalis & Co. - Ecuador convinces with fruity variety

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Ecuador and seven more partner countries at the international trade fair for fruits and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 16.01.2020 – Ecuador is known for its biodiversity and offers a wide range of tropical fruits. The South American country lives up to its reputation at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place in Berlin from 5. to 7. of February. With bananas, pineapples, pitahayas, physalis and passionfruit, the exhibitors present a richly filled fruit basket (Hall
21 Booth B‐06). Import Promotion Desk (IPD), the German initiative for import promotion, has been supporting the partner country of this year's Fruit Logistica for two years now, and
accompanies producers to the European market. This year the IPD brings six companies from Ecuador to the international trade fair. In total, over 40 companies from eight IPD partner countries ‐ from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Côte d`Ivoire, Ghana, Colombia, Peru and the Ukraine ‐ will present their range of fresh fruits and vegetables in Berlin.

 
Bonn/ Madrid // 17.09.2019

Large range of organic products from IPD countries at Fruit Attraction

Import Promotion Desk (IPD) focuses on organic products: Tropical fruits and high-quality vegetables and herbs from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 17 September 2019 - The demand for organic quality in the fruit and vegetable sector is growing steadily. Experts expect an annual increase of 9 percent each over the next five years (study "Global Organic Fruits and Vegetables Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast" by the market research company Research and Markets). The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) takes advantage of this trend and supports companies from developing and emerging countries in the certification and marketing of organic products. At this year's Fruit Attraction, which will take place from 22 to 24 October in Madrid, the partner for import promotion will place a special focus on the organic segment from South America and Africa. (Hall 4, Booth E07)

Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019
 
Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019

BIOFACH 2019: Exotic herbs, spices and oils

Import Promotion Desk supports organic producers from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 22.01.2019 – Coriander and Sesame oil from Egypt, cinnamon and coconut oil from Indonesia, ginger and Jatamansi oil from Nepal – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) brings a wide range of exotic herbs, spices and oils to BIOFACH 2019. Around 40 companies from 12 countries will showcase their diverse range of organic products at the world´s largest trade fair for organic food with the support of the German partner of im-port promotion, which takes place from 13 to 16 February in Nuremberg. The products include herbs, spices and teas, essential and cold-pressed oils. In addition, the exporters will be presenting the regional specialties in organic quality at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Stand 4 | 4-561) and at the respective national pavilions.

Facts & Figures

Basic Data

Official Name:Republic of Ghana
Government:Republic
Head of State:Nana Akufo-Addo
Commercial Languages:English
Time difference:-1 hour (CET)
Currency:Ghana Cedi (GHS), 1 Cedi = 100 Pesewas
Calling Code:+233
Area: 283.533 km²
Population: 29,0 million (2018, estimate)
Capital:Accra
Largest Cities and Agglomerations:Accra (2,71 milion), Kumasi (2,35 milion)
Most important exhibition centresAccra
Largest AirportsAccra-Kotoka
PortsTema, Takoradi
 

Economic Data

GDP2017: 47,0 bn. US$ 
2018: 51,6 bn. US$ (estimate) 
2019: 56,7 bn. US$ (forecast)
GDP per capita
2017: 1.663 US$ (estimate)
2018: 1.780 US$ (estimate) 
2019: 1.907 US$ (forecast)
Economic growth
2017: 8,4 % (estimate)
2018: 6,3 % (estimate) 
2019: 7,6 % (forecast)
Inflation rate
2017: 12,4 % 
2018: 8,7 % (estimate) 
2019: 8,0 % (forecast)
Exchange rate

1 US$ = 4,8293 GHE                       1 Euro = 5,5268 GHE
(effective: August2018)

Membership in regional Organisations
AU, CECOWAS
Most important industriesAgriculture, forestry, fisheries, trasport, logistics, communikation, construction, trade, restaurants, hotels, mining, industry
 

Trade Data

Export

 
Volume2012: 15,8 billion US$
2013: 12,6 billion US$
2016: 10,7 billion US$
Most important trade partners
Switzerland, India, UAE, China, Vietnam, The Netherlands, Burkina Faso
Products and sectors
Food, petroleum, raw materials, petrochemicals, industrial chemicals


Import

 
Volume2012: 13,6 billion US$
2013: 12,8 billion US$
2016: 11,4 billion US$
Most important trade partners
China, UK, USA, Belgium, India, Germany, France, Germany
Products and sectors
Motor vehicles and parts, machinery, food products, non-metallic minerals, metal products
 

Data source: iXPOS, Federal Foreign Office, AUMA, Germany Trade & Invest – All information is supplied without guarante

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