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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, April 11-20

April 26 (Bloomberg) -- The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from April 11 to April 20, 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, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai              51.3
Bogoso                    64.0
Enchi                     108.6

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                    38.4
Agogo                     64.0
Effiduase                 43.4
Obuasi                    149.7
Ashanti Bekwai            n/a
Konongo                   n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                   30.8
Bechem                    109.5
Goaso                     26.0
Dormaa Ahenkro            n/a

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                 17.9
Akim Oda                  98.7
Tafo                      n/a
Nkawkaw                   n/a
Asamankese                52.1
Akropong Akwapim          30.7
Central Region:
Agona Swedru              n/a
Twifo Praso               12.8
Dunkwa                    232.5
Breman Asikuma            60.9

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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