April 9, 2019
Annual Report 2017: Agricultural Sub-sector
Export earnings from the Agricultural sub-sector in 2017 amounted to US$440.95 million compared to US$371.14 million earned in 2016, depicting an increase of 18.81%. The sub-sector contributed 17.25% to total NTE earnings in the year 2017.
Cashew nut was the top earner of all agricultural produce in 2017 due to huge demand from Vietnam, which has been one of the key markets for cashews from Ghana. Another key destination market is the Indian market.
Although Mangoes, Medicinal plants & parts, Yams and Shea nuts declined in performance in 2017 relative to 2016, high performance from other products in the basket was enough to record a positive growth for the entire sector.