Ghana’s earnings from non- traditional exports went up by 3 2.54 per cent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year in 2008 from 238.95 million dollars to 316.71 million dollars.
Figures available from the Ghana Export Promotion Council said processed and sem i-processed products contributed about 86 per cent to the revenue.
Cocoa paste, plastic products, cocoa butter and canned tuna were among the 10 le ading products during the period.
The European Union and ECOWAS are the major destinations for the non-traditional exports accounting for 44.58 per cent and 35.68 per cent respectively of the ma r ket.
Ghana’s traditional exports are cocoa, minerals, especially gold, diamonds and b auxite, and timber.