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Table 2 Types of trading activities by sex and country of origin

From: Analysis of livelihood activity amongst itinerant west African migrant traders in the Accra metropolitan area

Variables Types of wares/services sold
N Electronics/ accessories (%) Herbal medicines (%) Food products (%) Garments/ fabrics (%) Clothing (%) Belts/foot wears/bags (%) Ornaments (%) DVDs/CDs (%)
Items sold 972 12.9 17.0 7.3 7.5 12.2 17.8 9.1 16.2
Sex
 Male 873 14.2 15.2 6.4 7.7 11.7 18.3 8.9 17.6
 Female 99 1.0 32.3 16.2 6.1 17.2 14.1 10.1 3.0
Country of origin
 Benin 63 3.2 4.8 6.3 6.3 19.0 28.6 15.9 15.9
 B Faso 37 16.2 16.2 2.7 5.4 16.2 10.8 10.8 21.6
 Mali 242 10.7 15.3 2.9 13.2 20.2 16.1 5.8 15.7
 Niger 419 18.1 16.5 6.4 6.7 8.8 17.2 8.6 17.7
 Nigeria 162 8.6 30.2 13.6 2.5 6.2 16.7 9.9 12.3
 Togo 34 11.8 2.9 32.4 2.9 8.8 14.7 14.7 11.8
 Other 15 6.7 19.5 13.3 0.0 13.3 26.7 2.0 18.5
  1. DVDs Digital Video/Versatile Discs, LCDs Liquid Crystal Displays
  2. Source: Field survey, (2017)