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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, May 21-31

June 06, 2012

The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from May 21 to May 31, according to the Ghana Meteorological Agency.

The Western region, which includes the towns of Sefwi Bekwai and Bogoso, is Ghana’s largest growing area for the chocolate ingredient, accounting for 55 percent of output, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board.

The Ashanti region accounts for 18 percent of production, while Brong Ahafo generates 9.3 percent, the Eastern region 8.6 percent and the Central region 8.8 percent. Volta accounts for 0.1 percent, the board said.

Ghana’s neighbor, Ivory Coast, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai               153.2
Bogoso                     81.0
Enchi                      13.9

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                     121.5
Agogo                      19.5
Effiduase                  52.4
Obuasi                     99.2
Ashanti Bekwai              n/a
Konongo                     n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                   160.1
Bechem                     81.5
Goaso                      83.8
Dormaa Ahenkro             90.0

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                  64.4
Akim Oda                   13.3
Tafo                        n/a
Nkawkaw                     n/a
Asamankese                 18.8
Akropong Akwapim           95.2

Central Region:
Agona Swedru                n/a
Twifo Praso                65.1
Dunkwa                     70.5
Breman Asikuma              0.0

To contact the reporter on this story: Moses Mozart Dzawu in Accra at mdzawu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Emily Bowers at ebowers1@bloomberg.net


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