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Russian trade with Ghana in 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Ghana in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ghana

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Ghana totaled $257,244,082, up 19.38% ($41,766,705) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2016 totaled $199,936,423, up 48.17% ($65,003,718) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2016 were $57,307,659, down 28.85% ($23,237,013) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ghana in 2016 was $142,628,764, a 162.24% increase ($88,240,731) over 2015.

Ghana was Russia’s 90th largest trading partner in 2016 (up from 95th in 2015), accounting for 0.0550% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0409% in 2015).

Ghana was Russia’s 81st largest export market in 2016 (up from 91st in 2015), accounting for 0.0700% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0393% in 2015).

Ghana was Russia’s 90th largest supplier in 2016 (down from 82nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0314% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0441% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Ghana

The major share of Russian exports to Ghana in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 70.73% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (63.83% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.83% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (14.87% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.33% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (15.24% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.75% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (5.22% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $55,287,491;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8,024,323;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,891,749;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,434,824;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,380,796.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,526,539;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,303,092.
Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 305,417 0.15 24,1421,165.09
10 Cereals 28,055,142 14.03 20,030,81940.06
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,380,796 0.69 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,901,959 0.95 10,21018,528.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 141,419,564 70.73 86,132,07364.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 200,491 0.10 113,33876.90
29 Organic chemicals 40,653 0.02 277,098-85.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,303,092-100.00
31 Fertilizers 18,269,531 9.14 18,805,679-2.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 89,754 0.04 0
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 895 0.00 4,893-81.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,002 0.00 19,372-69.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 36,817 0.02 17,756107.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,425 0.00 20,182-87.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 13,884-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,500,332 2.75 7,026,871-21.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,314 0.00 1,408-6.68
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,691 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,434,824 0.72 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 97,548 0.05 15,768518.65
74 Copper and articles thereof 709 0.00 41371.67
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 50 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,123-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 168 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 930,466 0.47 515,94180.34
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 89,261 0.04 47,45588.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92,400 0.05 522,277-82.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,103 0.01 3,724466.68
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 18,514 0.01 10,95269.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 35,597 0.02 14,235150.07

Russia’s Imports from Ghana

The major share of Russian imports from Ghana in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 98.79% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (99.11% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.19% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (0.85% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $23,167,272.
Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,302 0.01 7,417-15.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 221,169 0.39 274,138-19.32
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 69,900 0.12 63,7349.67
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 56,316,552 98.27 79,483,824-29.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,139 0.00 2,410-52.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 5,772-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,638 0.02 0
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 1,788 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 682,004 1.19 682,568-0.08
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 163-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 504-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 167 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,314-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 2-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 18,197-100.00
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 127-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 201-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0 0.00 4,301-100.00

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