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

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 countries, including Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Pakistan and Kosovo.

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.
The exporters from our partner countries have been evaluated carefully by us. 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 you find here.

For arranging an appoitment or further informationen please contact:

Kathrin Seelige

www.figlobal.com

Trade fair in Hannover // 10.01. - 13.01.2020
 
Trade fair in Hannover // 10.01. - 13.01.2020

Domotex 2020

High wood quality from sustainable forestry
Establish contacts with reliable suppliers


This year's Domotex Hannover will once again be all about wood, with 1,400 exhibitors from over 60 countries taking part. The export promotion agency PromPeru, partner of the IPD, will again take part in the world's largest trade fair for floor coverings.

Promising suppliers from Peru will present a variety of new types of wood that are not yet available on the German market. Particular attention will be paid to parquet flooring and decking boards.
The IPD will be happy to connect you with these reliable suppliers directly at the fair.

For any question beforehand please contact:

Frank Maul

www.domotex.de

Trade fair in Berlin/Germany // 05.02. - 07.02.2020
 
Trade fair in Berlin/Germany // 05.02. - 07.02.2020

Fruit Logistica 2020

Fresh herbs, high-quality fruits and vegetables from new markets
Establish contacts to reliable producers

At the Fruit Logistica 2020 - the trade fair for fruit and vegetables in Berlin - the IPD will once again be mediating carefully selected and reliable suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Peru, Ghana, Ukraine and Côte d`Ivoire to the European trade.
The companies will be presenting a wide range of products, for example:  

  • Physalis, mangos, pomegranates, chillies
  • Avocados, physalis, strawberries, grapes
  • Baby corn, chickpeas, sugar snap peas, pumpkins, onions, etc.

All exporters have been thoroughly evaluated by IPD. Criteria such as product quality, export capability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications have been considered. The exporters are familiar with the requirements of the EU market and prepared for the export.

Detailed information on the exporters and their products you will find here in January 2020.

For further informtion please contact:

Daniel Oppermann

www.fruitlogistica.de

Trade fair in Hannover // 10.01. - 13.01.2020
 
Trade fair in Hannover // 10.01. - 13.01.2020

Domotex 2020

High wood quality from sustainable forestry
Establish contacts with reliable suppliers


This year's Domotex Hannover will once again be all about wood, with 1,400 exhibitors from over 60 countries taking part. The export promotion agency PromPeru, partner of the IPD, will again take part in the world's largest trade fair for floor coverings.

Promising suppliers from Peru will present a variety of new types of wood that are not yet available on the German market. Particular attention will be paid to parquet flooring and decking boards.

All exporters presented are carefully prepared by IPD. Thus ensuring they are equipped with the required certificates for the European market and are familiar with the demands of the German wood sector.

Are you a timber supplier based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to exhibit your products at Domotex? To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Frank Maul

www.domotex.de

Trade fair in Nuremberg // 12.02. - 15.02.2020
 
Trade fair in Nuremberg // 12.02. - 15.02.2020

Biofach 2020

World Fair for Organic Food

Exotic herbs, spices and oils from developing and emerging countries
Meet reliable organic producers

Organic products are enjoying more and more demand. The market is growing. There is a lot of potential in developing and emerging countries. But which products are of high quality? Which suppliers are reliable?

IPD supports you in your sourcing.

At Biofach we will be presenting over 30 carefully selected suppliers from Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and the Ukraine.
The companies will showcase their diverse range of organic products at the joint stand of IPD and “Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) and the country pavilions.

Find out more about herbs, spices and teas, pastes, essential and cold-pressed oils, cane and co-conut sugar as well as fruit and vegetable specialities from the new markets.

All exporters are equipped with the necessary certificates and are familiar with the requirements of European trade.

We will provide you with initial contacts to reliable suppliers directly at the trade fair.
Visit us in Hall 3A/3A - 220!

Detailed information on IPD exporters and their products will be available from January.For further questions or to make an appointment, please contact us:

 Angie Martinez

 www.biofach.de

News

 
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.

 
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.

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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