Exports from Ghana to other countries of the world is very
lucrative and can build the country’s economy overnight.
Why we are not exporting enough products from Ghana to
other countries is a mystery.
We want to expose to you the
top 20 items you can export from Ghanaian and make
People used to think that its only oil related
products that can be exported from Ghana. That is not
There are countless of Raw materials you can export from
In fact, it might really interest you to know that
there are made in Ghana goods that could be yielding
enough foreign exchange to the country.
Exporting non oil products to other countries is not too
All you need is to have a company that is export
ready and adhere to the strict international standards
guarding import and export.
Start from the list below:
List Of 20 Items You Can Export From
Ghana And Make Dollars
Exports From Ghana
Ginger is one of the most traded spices in the world which
Ghana happens to be among the largest producers.
we are not exporting ginger in large quantity is beyond me.
You can start a Trans-Sahara or Trans-Atlantic trade with
this goods and be making dollars on regular basis.
also on top of the list of items you can export from Ghana.
2. Palm Kernel Oil
Palm Kernel oil is the oil extracted from the pulp of palm
fruit which is different from palm oil.
Palm Kernel Oil is
used for the manufacturing of various cosmetics,
pharmaceutical products and confectioneries.
The uses of
this oil is broad and the mineral contents are said to be rich
in protein for various uses.
Ghana has it quantum and
makes dollars exporting it to other countries of the world.
3. Textiles and Garments
This industry alone generates close to $32bn as revenue
from export from Ghana.
It is also a fact that unlike other
products that battles with high strict rules of tests,
Ghana’s textiles enjoy duty free passage into United
States where it has the largest market in the world because
of its unique designs, ethnic African designs and quality.
4. Cocoa Butter
This is the real sources of chocolates of all types.
of Cocoa is used for the production of various skin care
products, health products, and pharmaceutical products.
The demand for Cocoa is very high in both America and UK
and that is why cocoa farming is very essential in Ghana .
This is a clay-like solid substance gotten from the
gallbladder of matured cow and oxen. The size could be as
big as chicken egg.
Gallstone is a hotcake for foreign
pharmaceuticals because they use it for medical purposes.
If you could lay your hand a good quantity of well dried
gallstone about 100g that is well packaged, ready buyers
are waiting for it in either Asia or America.
Ghana has put in place proper Central Testing
Laboratories to ensure that only certified products leave the
country to Europe and America.
Ghana happens to be a
significant producer of Rubber in Africa.
A cubit meter of
fine quality rubber goes for between $400 and $600
presently because of the instability of dollar rate in the
7. Sesame Seed
This may sound a bit strange if you are not from the area
where it is produced in the country.
This product ranks second to cocoa in terms of
export volume and foreign exchange earnings.
Pure honey is another export commodity from Ghana to
Presently, a kilogram of honey costs above
$150 in the international markets. Pure natural honey
contains trace enzymes as sugar, mineral, vitamins and
A litre of honey can fetch good dollars in the
The demands for Shrimps is
high in countries like Portugal, France, Belgium, Spain, and
Garlic is a cash crop which is grown under irrigation by
farmers in the Savanna areas in Ghana.
internationally certified good quantities of garlic, you are
sure of foreign hard currencies.
11. Yam Tubers
Ghana is presently the highest producers of yam.
alone, yam export accounted for about US$200 million
But due to low quality, it is saddening to know
that the country is not maximizing its export potentials of
So there is need for prospective exporters of
yam to foreign countries to adhere to quality regulations
that is guarding the process.
Yam farmers must take this
into consideration and tap from this opportunity.
This is at the fore front in the international market.
product which is produced in good quantity in Ghana with
now perfected technology, has about 50% ROI.
individual can own a charcoal production outfit and have
exporters shipping it for him.
A large market for charcoal
exists in ASIA, EU, and USA. A tone of this product goes for
Cotton is the most natural sources of fiber
and it is in demand internationally.
14. Cassava Flour
We already know that Cassava is food for all in Ghana
because of various methods of preparing it.
There is need
for this in the foreign markets as well.
The demand for well
processed cassava flour is increasing both in Europe,
Middle East and in America.
15. Cashew Nuts
Almost every part of the country has the potential to
produce this international commodity. Great quantity of
unprocessed raw cashew nuts are exported to India, Brazil
and Vietnam where they are processed into kernels and
moved to the Northern America and Europe where they are
sold for about $2 per pound.
The demand is on the increase
from these consuming countries.
If you can produce snails in good quantity, there is a ready
market for you.
Snails are hotcake in European and
America. The good thing about this is that it is very easy to
rear as it produces rapidly with close to nothing in
expenditure for feeding.
17. Chili Pepper
Ghana is blessed with good weather which supports the
proper growths and production of the internationally
If you can grow and source for the export
opportunity, you are sure to get it.
18. Fruit Juice
It may sound somewhat strange to many that Ghana
provide export opportunity for fruit juice concentrates.
we have it because Ghana can boast of so many naturally
grown fruits all over the country which provides the best of
fruit juice products of great quality.
The opportunity for
Nigerian fruits concentrate export is huge in USA.
Forget about the facts that some greedy Ghanaians go about
smuggling chicken into the country.
When we talk about
poultry, it involves all domestic birds, egg or meat.
Ghana poultry farm products are still highly needed both
within Africa and Western countries because Ghanaian
weather conditions for poultry farming still remains the
Poultry products export from Ghana is an avenue that
is still highly untapped.
20. Cosmetics and Soap
Ghana has grown in this very important area but the only
challenge that is holding us back is procurement of good
technology to produce cosmetics in great quantity to
compete favorably with other developed countries.
Soap making, which extends to other toiletries, laundries
and so on are already export opportunity waiting to be
Ghanaian cosmetics products can be exported
to other African countries where hey are badly needed.