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.

Get in touch with us. We connect you to the right exporters. 

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BULLETIN BOARD "GHANA"

Events

Trade fair in Cologne // 05.10. - 09.10.2019
 
Trade fair in Cologne // 05.10. - 09.10.2019

Anuga 2019

Benefit from our services for importers at the world's largest trade fair for food and beverages!

We will introduce you to carefully checked producers from selected developing and emerging countries. From dried herbs and frozen fruit and vegetables to oils and teas - our partner companies bring a wide and high-quality range of products to Europe.

Get to know innovative products and check the producers and the quality of their products!
We will provide you with detailed information about the producers in the run-up to Anuga. And at the trade fair we will connect you directly with these reliable suppliers.

All exporters have been visited and carefully evaluated by IPD in advance. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications were taken into account. The suppliers are familiar with the requirements of the EU market and prepared for export.

Our pre-selection of companies will save you time and reduce your risk of making a wrong decision when choosing your new business partners.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of Anuga for individual meetings.

Further information on IPD exporters and their product range will be available here in September.
If you have any questions beforehand, please contact us:

Tabea Mack

www.anuga.de

Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019
 
Trade fair in Paris // 03.12. - 05.12.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019

Benefit from FiE to make new business contacts.
Meet reliable suppliers.
Find out about innovative ingredients. 

At Europe's most important trade fair for natural ingredients, IPD will once again be presenting specialities from selected partner countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, or Tunisia.

Our exporters will bring a wide range of high-quality products to the trade fair. We will provide you with direct contact to these carefully selected suppliers.

All exporters have been visited and evaluated carefully by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered.

We connect you with reliable suppliers.
Take advantage of the FiE fair for individual meetings.

Detailed information on the exporters and their products will be available here in October.

For further informationen please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

News

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.

 
Berlin // 21.01.2019

Fruit Logistica 2019: Diversity of berries from Ethiopia

The Import Promotion Desk brings exporters from seven developing and emerging countries to the international trade fair for fruit and vegetables.

Bonn/Berlin, 21.01.2019 – Strawberries and blueberries are highlights at the country stand of Ethiopia (Stand 26 | F‐28) at this year's Fruit Logistica, which takes place from 6 to 8 February 2019 in Berlin. The exhibitors from Ethiopia bring a wide range of berries to the fair, including San Andreas, Sweet Ann and Montery Strawberries. Due to the climate conditions, berries in Ethiopia can be cultivated in Ethiopia all year round in high quality. Other products such as beans, physalis, prickly pears and sugar snap are also exhibited by the companies from the African hinterland at the Ethiopian Horticulture Producers Exporters Association (EHPEA) stand, organized with the support of the Import Promotion Desk (IPD). The German partner for import promotion also presents exporters from Egypt, Ecuador, Colombia, Mozambique, Peru and Tunisia and a wide range of regional products.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 04.10.2018

SIAL 2018: Product diversity from Ethiopia

Import Promotion Desk presents specialities from emerging markets and developing countries at the international food exhibition

Bonn/Berlin (Germany), 4 October 2018 – With “Worldwide Sourcing for Europe” as its motto, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) together with the “Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries” (CBI), an import promotion programme from the Netherlands, will present regional producers from emerging markets and developing countries at SIAL. The exhibition, the leading food exhibition, will take place from 21 to 25 October 2018 in Paris.
26 exporters from Egypt, Ethiopia, Colombia, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Peru, Tunisia, and Mozambique will offer a wide product range of regional specialities. A special focus at the IPD exhibition stand will be on the IPD partner nation Ethiopia: teff and spices, beans and pulses, seeds and oilseed – the Ethiopian companies demonstrate the product diversity of this African country.

 
Bonn // 25.07.2018

IPD intensifies activities for sustainable economic development

German import promotion initiative is now active in 13 countries and 5 sectors

Bonn/Berlin, 25.07.2018 – Since 2012, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has assisted small-to-medium-sized enterprises in selected developing and emerging counties to ac-cess the European market. In its third project phase, the IPD expands activities to 13 partner countries and five sectors. The IPD supports export companies on the so-called "last mile"– it accompanies producers to the European market, arranges contacts with importers, thereby closing a strategic gap at the interface of development cooperation and foreign trade.

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 centres Accra
Largest Airports Accra-Kotoka
Ports Tema, Takoradi
 

Economic Data

GDP 2017: 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 industries Agriculture, forestry, fisheries, trasport, logistics, communikation, construction, trade, restaurants, hotels, mining, industry
 

Trade Data

Export

 
Volume 2012: 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

 
Volume 2012: 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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