Journal of Science and Technology (Ghana)

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The determinants of pottery demand in Ghana

S. Nortey, R. Amoanyi, A. Essuman


The pottery industry in Ghana has been experiencing low demand for its products due to the influx of plastic products and other substitutes. Empirical studies reveal that consumers prefer these traditional products for their domestic and aesthetic uses. This paper examined the determinants of pottery demand in Ghana. Two pottery centres each in five regions in Ghana in addition to 1421 pottery consumers were randomly selected for the study. Using descriptive statistics under the qualitative and quantitative research designs, the study revealed that price of pottery products and their availability play a very significant role in determining demand. Results on quality and perceived purpose or function of pottery products are however mixed.

 Keywords: Pottery; demand; determinants; Ghana

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