Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions, Aug. 11-20

Aug. 24 (Bloomberg) -- The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from Aug. 11 to Aug. 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 percent of output, according to the Ghana Cocoa Board.

The Ashanti region accounts for 18 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.

Ghana’s neighbor, Ivory Coast, is the world’s largest cocoa producer.

Weather Station          Rainfall in Millimeters

Western Region:
Sefwi Bekwai                    10.8
Bogoso                          10.2
Enchi                            8.5

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                           0.9
Agogo                            n/a
Effiduase                        0.0
Obuasi                          21.3
Ashanti Bekwai                   1.0
Konongo                          n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                          0.3
Bechem                           0.0
Goaso                            0.0
Dormaa Ahenkro                   0.7

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                       10.6
Akim Oda                         1.0
Tafo                             n/a
Nkawkaw                          n/a
Asamankese                       7.3
Akropong Akwapim                 7.6

Central Region:
Agona Swedru                    18.7
Twifo Praso                      1.4
Dunkwa                           8.2
Breman Asikuma                   5.9

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