September 13, 2019
Annual Report 2018: Agricultural Sub-sector
Export earnings from the Agricultural sub-sector in 2018 amounted to US$591.036 million compared to US$440.955 million earned in 2017,
Cashew nut was the top earner of all agricultural produce in 2018 due to huge demand from India, which has been one of the key markets for cashew from Ghana. Another key destination market is the Vietnamese market.
Although fresh tunas, pineapples, and some other agric products in the top ten declined in performance in 2018 relative to 2017, high performance from cashew, rice and other products in the basket was enough to record a positive growth rate for the entire sub-sector.