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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, Jan. 21-31

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from Jan. 21 to Jan. 31, 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 55.3 percent of output, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board.

The Ashanti Region accounts for 17.9 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 to the west, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai              55.1
Bogoso                    19.1
Enchi                     0.0

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                    48.1
Agogo                     0.0
Effiduase                 0.0
Obuasi                    44.3
Ashanti Bekwai            28.3
Konongo                   0.0

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                   1.0
Bechem                    0.0
Goaso                     32.8
Dormaa Ahenkro            n/a

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                 15.8
Akim Oda                  32.0
Tafo                      n/a
Nkawkaw                   n/a
Asamankese                0.0
Akropong Akwapim          0.0

Central Region:
Agona Swedru              n/a
Twifo Praso               4.7
Dunkwa                    42.0
Breman Asikuma            3.8

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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