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Ghana:

 
     
 

       Overview:                              

 

a.      Total Area: 238,533 sq km

b.      Total Population: 48,810,427 (July 2012 est.)

                                                            i.      Agricultural Population – 9%

                                                            ii.      Total labour force – 17.66 million (2011                              

                                                                     est.)

c.       GDP: $555 billion (2011 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 3.1% (2011 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $11,000 (2011 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                             i.      agriculture: 2.4%

                                                             ii.      industry: 30.6%

                                                            iii.      services: 67% (2011 est.)

g.      Investment (gross fixed): 18.9% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 24.9% (2011 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: 50% (2000 est.)

j.        Industries: mining (world's largest producer of platinum, gold, chromium), automobile assembly, metalworking, machinery, textiles, iron and steel, chemicals, fertilizer, foodstuffs, commercial ship repair

k.      Industrial production growth rate: 2.5% (2011 est.)

 

       Trade:

a.      Total Exports: $102.9 billion (2011 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: gold, diamonds, platinum, other metals and minerals, machinery and equipmen

c.       Export partners: China 12.7%, US 8.6%, Japan 7.9%, Germany 6%, UK 4.1% (2011)

d.      Total Import: $100.4 billion (2011 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: machinery and equipment, chemicals, petroleum products, scientific instruments, foodstuffs

f.        Import partners: China 14.3%, Germany 10.7%, US 8%, Japan 4.7%, Saudi Arabia 4.5%, India 4%, UK 4% (2011)

g.      CO2 emissions (MT): 0.37

 

       Climate, Land & Agriculture:

 

a.      Climate: Mostly semiarid; subtropical along east coast; sunny days, cool nights

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 155000.0 sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                                                            i.      Arable land: 12.1%

                                                            ii.      Permanent crops: 0.79%

                                                            iii.      Irrigated land: 14,980 sq km

                                                            iv.      Other: 87.11%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: corn, wheat, sugarcane, fruits, vegetables; beef, poultry, mutton, wool, dairy products

 

 

 

 

       Major Industrial Activities  where jute can be used:

automobile assembly, textiles, foodstuffs

 

      Environmental information & data:

       Environment Current Issues: lack of important arterial rivers or lakes requires extensive water conservation and control measures; growth in water usage outpacing supply; pollution of rivers from agricultural runoff and urban discharge; air pollution resulting in acid rain; soil erosion; desertification

 

     Jute Statistics:

 

Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres: Ghana (000, tonnes)

Year

Quantity

2011

24.3

2010

6.9

2009

12.8

2008

12.8

 

Import of raw jute and other bast fibres: Ghana (tones)

Year

Quantity

2010

122

2009

287

         Ghana has a jute factory at Atonsu in Kumasi which is closed since 1991.

         Ghana import jute mainly for its COCOA industry.

         Ghana wants to produce jute in their country.

 

       Any special information which is related to jute:

 

Export of Cocoa beans by Ghana in recent years

 

Year

Quantity (tonnes)

World ranking

2010

281437

3

2009

395711

2

2008

474706

2

2007

506358

2

 

  

      Jute Industries and Traders:

 

 

1

 

Company Name:   Alfadu Enterprise

Business Type: Trading Company

Products: Cocoa sacks, jute bags

 

 

2

 

Company Name:  Dabbousi International Company Ltd 

Business Type: Manufacturer, Trading Company, Distributor/Wholesaler

Products: Ghanaian hardwood and sawn timber products, Green Coffee Beans

 

 

3

 

Company Name:   Waretex Ventures Ghana Ltd. 

Business Type: rading Company, Distributor/Wholesaler

Products: ANNATO SEED, Raw robusta coffee, RAW CASHEW NUTS,GRIPHORNIA SIMPLIFOLIA, Voacanga, medicinal plants, land for mining gold in Ghana

 

 

     Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:

Ministry of Trade and Industry

 

Ministry:   Ministry of Trade and Industry
Minister:   Ms Hannah Tetteh


E-Mail:    info@moti.gov.gh
Postal Address  P.O Box M47 Accra
Telephone        (+233-302) 686563
Fax                  (+233-302) 662428

Ministry of Food & Agriculture

 

Ministry:   Food & Agriculture
Minister:  Mr Kwesi Ahwoi

E-Mail     info@mofa.gov.gh
Postal Address   P.O. Box M37 Ministries, Accra
Telephone         (+233-302)687205/687203
Fax                   (+233-302) 663250

Source:

 

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/ghana/agricultural-land-percent-of-land-area-wb-data.html

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/ghana/co2-emissions-metric-tons-per-capita-wb-data.html

http://www.alibaba.com/member/gh1007584359.html  http://www.ghana.gov.gh/index.php/governance/ministries

  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

  http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

 

 

 
 
 

Associate Member :

 

Dr. Michael Kojo Boateng

Director

Agropharm West Africa Ltd.

P.O. Box CE 11920

Tema, Ghana

Tel.:  00233542579001

E-mail: kojojungle@aol.com, kojojungle@hotmail.com

 

 
     
     
 

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