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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, July 1-10

July 19, 2012

The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from July 1 to July 10, 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 crop, 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.

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

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai              122.5
Bogoso                    105.8
Enchi                     16.8

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                    65.7
Agogo                     n/a
Effiduase                 29.8
Obuasi                    35.5
Ashanti Bekwai            67.4
Konongo                   n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                   46.6
Bechem                    66.7
Goaso                     44.4
Dormaa Ahenkro            56.5

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                 29.2
Akim Oda                  87.5
Tafo                      n/a
Nkawkaw                   n/a
Asamankese                54.0
Akropong Akwapim          46.7

Central Region:
Agona Swedru              53.2
Twifo Praso               78.2
Dunkwa                    42.1
Breman Asikuma            84.6

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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