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What Countries Are Buying Cashew Nuts From Ghana ?

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Jinwoo Cheon
Updated Aug 23, 2022
Major market destinations for Ghana's cashew are Vietnam and India with export values of USD 533M and USD 445M, respectively. These two countries are followed by Singapore, Canada, US, Netherlands, UAE, UK, Spain, and France. Ghana's untapped cashew in shell trade potential is estimated at over over US$660 million.

According to the Ghana Export Promotion Authority ,Ghana exported about US$340.7m of raw cashew in shell to 7 countries across the globe in 2020 alone.

It further notes, Vietnam was the main destination for Ghanaian exports of cashew nuts in shell, representing more than half (58.34%) of all cashews in shell exported to the world in 2020. India was the second largest export destination for cashew nuts in shell from Ghana (41.41% in 2020). China was the third importer of cashew nut in shell with an estimated import value of

US$295 thousand.

Major market destinations for Ghana's cashew (HS Code 080131 in shell) are Vietnam, where total exports amounted to USD 198,763K, and India, consuming USD 141,081K worth of Ghanaian cashew.

Volume of shelled and unshelled cashew nuts exported from Ghana from 2010 to 2020(in metric tons)

The only two countries that received significant amounts of cashew nuts in shell from Ghana are Vietnam and India. In both markets, Ghana is an important supplier, but there is room for

growth.  New and attractive markets for Ghana include China, Saudi Arabia and U.A.E.

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