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Ghana Rainfall Report for Cocoa Regions for Aug. 21-31

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Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The following are rainfall figures for selected areas of Ghana, the world’s second-biggest cocoa producer, from Aug. 21 to Aug. 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 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              6.1
Bogoso                    6.2
Enchi                     80.4

Ashanti Region:
Kumasi                    1.5
Agogo                     n/a
Effiduase                 0.0
Obuasi                    32.4
Ashanti Bekwai            26.5
Konongo                   n/a

Brong Ahafo Region:
Sunyani                   4.0
Bechem                    18.1
Goaso                     62.4
Dormaa Ahenkro            15.6

Eastern Region:
Koforidua                 37.2
Akim Oda                  5.7
Tafo                      n/a
Nkawkaw                   n/a
Asamankese                19.4
Akropong Akwapim          3.6

Central Region:
Agona Swedru              0.0
Twifo Praso               18.0
Dunkwa                    19.3
Breman Asikuma            9.4

To contact the reporter on this story: Moses Mozart Dzawu in Accra at mdzawu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Emily Bowers at ebowers1@bloomberg.net

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