Baking Margarine in Ghana: Price Details

When it comes to baking, there are things that are crucial and a must to get. Baking margarine is not an exception when it comes to baking.

The difference between baking margarine and normal margarine is that, normal margarine contains water and other non baking ingredients which made it difficult to be used for baking.

For baking margarine, it is made with a higher fat content and is designed to provide a consistent texture and flavor for baking. This is why it is more convenient for baking.


When purchasing your baking margarine, make sure you look out for ones with high quality ingredients and must make sure the margarine you are purchasing is actually for baking purposes.

In this article, we will be talking about the types of baking margarine in the Ghanaian market, the price and factors affecting the prices.

Types of baking Margarine available in Ghana

1. Butter Margarine

Butter margarine is made from a blend of butter and vegetable oils, giving it a rich and buttery flavor. Butter margarine is mostly used for baking cakes, cookies and pastries because of its high fat ingredient.

2. All-Purpose Margarine

This margarine type cab be used for a variety of baking and cooking needs. It is made from a blend of vegetable oils and has a mild, neutral flavor. It is often used vegetable shortening baking recipes. Great for frying and sautéing.

3. Low-Fat Margarine

Among the baking margarine, this is the healthiest option. It is made from a blend of vegetable oils, but has a lower fat content than other types of margarine. It is often used in baking recipes that call for butter or margarine and can be a healthy alternative.

4. Liquid Margarine

Liquid margarine is mostly used in cooking and for commercial baking. It is made from a blend of vegetable oils and comes in a liquid form, which makes it easy to use in recipes that call for melted butter or oil. It is mostly used for cakes and pastries.

5. Vegan Margarine

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Vegan margarine is made from a blend of vegetable oils and does not contain any animal products. Best used for those who follow a vegan or plant-based diet. Often used in baking recipes that call for butter or margarine.

Price range of baking Margarine in Ghana

Baking margarine is sold in different quantities such as 250 grams, 500 grams, 1 kilogram, and larger quantities. The price ranges from GHS 20 to GHS 100 per kilogram. The larger the quantity, the higher the price per kilogram.  Baking margarine is available in different sizes and packaging, such as sachets, blocks, and tubs. The larger the packaging, the higher the price.

Factors affecting the price of baking Margarine in Ghana

1. Cost of raw materials

If prices of raw materials such as vegetable oil, used in making the baking margarine increases, the price of the final product will also increase.

2. Transportation cost

Margarine is mostly imported into Ghana, and the cost of shipping and handling can affect the final price. Also, transporting them from factory to the market place can also influence the price.

3. Production cost

Production costs, including labor and equipment costs, also play a role in determining the price of baking margarine. The higher the production cost, the higher the price of the baking margarine.

4. Market competition

Competition in the market can also have an impact on pricing. If there are many suppliers offering similar products, prices may be lower due to competition.

5. Government policies

Government policies and regulations, such as import tariffs and taxes, can also affect the price of baking margarine in Ghana.

Where to buy baking Margarine in Ghana

  1. You can buy your baking margarine in at Shoprite, Melcom, Maxmart etc.
  2. You can also purchase from local grocery stores and big bakery houses.
  3. You can also find baking margarine at online retailers such as Jumia Ghana, Tonaton, Jiji Ghana, Ubuy Ghana, etc.

NB: When making your purchase, make sure you check for the ingredients to make sure what you are getting is indeed a baking margarine.


Baking margarine is an important ingredient for baking. Despite the slightly higher prices compared to regular margarine, the benefits it brings to baked goods make it a useful investment. When purchasing your baking margarine, it is important to consider factors such as brand, quantity, and price per kilogram as it can increase or reduce.

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