It is not hard to export charcoal from Ghana to oversea
provided you want to get dirty for cash ?
Many would want
to get even more than dirty as long as dollars are involved.
To export charcoal to oversea means getting dirty for real
Exporters are ranking in much dollars from Europe,
America, Asia, and other cold western regions.
known as ‘alternative energy source’ in the western
The Charcoal industry in Ghana is a multi billion dollar
industry which on its own attracts enough grants from the
government to the exporters in other to keep it running
smoothly and on a regular basis.
To Export Charcoal, Here Are Factors to
The business is worth going into but you must meets the
exporting requirements from the government regulatory
agencies on charcoal exports business.
To start charcoal
export, it is vital that understand the rudiments and the
principles guiding charcoal export in Ghana.
1. Quality of Charcoal to Export
Knowing the standards to be met and the types of exports-
worthy charcoal is very important for an exporter not to risk
getting rejected or under priced.
The Ash contents, moisture contents, volatile contents, and
parameters of the fixed carbon are also needed to be in
Serious works are usually required in inspecting all
these before loading it into the ship for exports.
Sometimes this is carried out by the local agents, other
times, a sample representation would be sent for proper
2. Where to Source For Quality Charcoal
Virtually all the Ghanaian communities has their own local
ways of producing charcoal for their various uses.
readily comes in handy any time there is shortages of
Charcoal has a seasonal markets but in some countries
that does not really affect the exportation as some dealers
abroad use the time to store it against the next summer
season when the demands usually go up.
3. Where to Export Charcoal Oversea
If you have buyers in countries like Israel, Kuwait and other
Asian countries, you are in a big business all year round as
their orders are throughout the year.
This is where a real
dealer is proved.
Even if you are starting the charcoal exports newly, it is
always best to keep increasing your shipments.
serves as an indication that you can handle more exports if
given the opportunity.
That is what usually gives exporters
link to big companies in various countries to strike up better
How your consignments is packed are usually determined
by the buyer.
Either to have it in bulk packaged or to have it
packed in variant kilograms of 3kg, 5kg, 10kg, etc.
4. Ship Through Reputable Freights
Charcoal is always shipped through a reputable freights
companies with terms of trade stated by letter of credit or
CAD, Cash Against Document.
Many prefer the former
because of how easy it is compare to letter of credit.
As for the new entrants into the business, going into details
on how you would be packaging either in bulks or in
smaller packs is important.
But, that is usually best
reserved till when you have been able to source for funds
and buyers which would indicate the direction your
5. Get Capital For Your Charcoal Export
We won’t give you the impression that getting capital for the
business is easy.
Though there are many financial
institutions that are willing to participate in capital
intensive business like charcoal exportation.
It is not easy but you can make it easy by sourcing for a
valid order to present to any financial institution for
There are also venture capitalists out there with enough
fund waiting for businessmen that are willing to share their
profits at a given ratio with them.
Once you have your valid documents and order from a
reputable company within or outside the country, you are
sure to have your request granted.
6. Network With Other Exporters
Get closer to those that are already into the business to
learn the latest trick from them.
Back yourself up with hints
expressed here as you get ready to have your own share of
this lucrative business of charcoal exportation to foreign
Do not wait to be taken by the hand to show you the buyers,
the prices, the charcoal deports in Nigeria or outside the
Make important enquirers about the current situation of the
charcoal business in Ghana.
Doing that would enable you
to have first hand knowledge about the business.
as an entrepreneurial, you are required to be equipped with
genuine and up to date information about your business.
is always important to have fresh facts handy before
sourcing for any fund for business.
7. Request Advance Payment
Another good thing about the transactions is that once your
goods is on the way to the destination, some percentage of
the money would have been paid to your account before it
Successful delivery takes 6 weeks on the average to round
A container load of charcoal may cost $2000 to $2700
depending on the quality of the woods used.
margin is usually above 30% per transaction which is
between $500 and $800 per container load.
Big time charcoal exporters ships between 20 and 30
containers within shortest periods of time.
calculations and find out enough reasons why you have to
join charcoal export business.