Price of 1 Tonne of Cashew in Ghana

Cashews are a nut that grow on trees native to Brazil, but are now commonly grown all over the world, including in Ghana.

The cashew industry in Ghana has grown very high in recent years, and has become one of the country’s most important agricultural exports.

Ghana is the second-largest producer of cashew nuts in Africa, with an estimated production of 220,000 tonnes in 2020.


The country is well suited for cashew cultivation because of its ideal climate and fertile soil. This has made the cashew industry to become a major source of income for farmers and exporters  in the country.

Cashew industry in Ghana has grown very well over the past years. Export has increased from over $20 million in 2005 to over $399 million I’m 2019 alone.

This was made possible due to government support for cashew cultivation by including the provision of seedlings and technical assistance to farmers.

Price of 1 Tonne of Cashew in Ghana

The price of cashew nuts in Ghana ranges from GHS 5,000 to GHS 8,000 per tonne, depending on the quality of the nuts and the location of the market. At the beginning of the year when the supply is low, the prices tend to be higher and as the season progresses and more nuts become available, the prices decreases.

Factors affecting the price of 1 Tonne of Cashew in Ghana

1. Supply and Demand

The demand for cashew nuts is high in Asia, America and Europe, which are the major export destinations for Ghanaian cashew nuts. So, when there is a high demand for cashew nuts, the price tends to be high, and when there is a low demand, the price tends to be low.

2. Quality of Cashew Nuts

High-quality cashew nuts are in high demand, and they fetch a higher price than low-quality nuts. Farmers who produce high-quality cashew nuts are likely to get a better price than those who produce low-quality nuts.

3. Transportation and Storage Costs

Cashew nuts are grown in rural areas, and they have to be transported to the processing plants and export markets. Factors such as distance, and fuel prices can have an impact on the final price for the consumer.

4. Government Policies

If the government imposes high taxes and export duties on cashew nuts, the price is likely to be high. If the government reduces taxes and export duties, the price is likely to be low.

5. Weather Conditions

Cashew trees require specific weather conditions to produce high-quality nuts. If there is a drought or excessive rainfall, it can affect the quality and quantity of cashew nuts produced, which will affect the price.


The price of 1 tonne of cashew in Ghana is subject to various factors such as the global demand and supply, local production, and government policies.

Despite the increase in price, cashew remains a profitable cash crop for many farmers in Ghana.

Measures can also be put in place but high officials to stabilize the price and ensure that, each party, that is the farmer and the consumer receive fair prices for the produce.

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