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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, June 11-20

June 28, 2012

The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from June 11 to June 20, 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.

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

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai               71.1
Bogoso                    126.0
Enchi                     146.5

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                    171.0
Agogo                     n/a
Effiduase                 101.2
Obuasi                    225.9
Ashanti Bekwai            n/a
Konongo                   n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                    90.6
Bechem                     82.1
Goaso                      88.3
Dormaa Ahenkro             62.5

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                  72.1
Akim Oda                  137.6
Tafo                      n/a
Nkawkaw                   n/a
Asamankese                161.7
Akropong Akwapim           35.5

Central Region:
Agona Swedru              119.3
Twifo Praso                36.8
Dunkwa                    182.6
Breman Asikuma            137.6

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

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net


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