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Russian trade with Ghana in 2017

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 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ghana

In 2017, Russia’s trade with Ghana was $210,742,141, down 18.08% ($46,501,941) from 2016.

Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2017 were $135,032,407, down 32.46% ($64,904,016) from 2016.

Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2017 totaled $75,709,734, up 32.11% ($18,402,075) from 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ghana in 2017 was $59,322,673, a 58.41% decrease ($83,306,091) over 2016.

Ghana was Russia’s 98th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 90th in 2016), accounting for 0.0361% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0550% in 2016).

Ghana was Russia’s 92nd largest export market in 2017 (down from 81st in 2016), accounting for 0.0378% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0700% in 2016).

Ghana was Russia’s 87th largest supplier in 2017 (up from 90th in 2016), accounting for 0.0334% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0314% in 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Ghana

The major share of Russian exports to Ghana in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 51.78% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (70.73% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.61% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (15.83% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.19% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (9.33% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.77% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (2.75% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $12,801,280;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,264,586.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $71,501,006;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,608,364;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,901,959;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,434,824;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,293,226;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $528,028.
Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 394,470 0.29 305,41729.16
10 Cereals 40,856,422 30.26 28,055,14245.63
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 87,570 0.06 1,380,796-93.66
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 1,901,959-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 69,918,558 51.78 141,419,564-50.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 187,943 0.14 200,491-6.26
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 40,653-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 199,760 0.15 0
31 Fertilizers 14,661,167 10.86 18,269,531-19.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 89,754-100.00
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 132 0.00 895-85.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,375 0.02 6,002239.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,344 0.02 36,817-33.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,474 0.01 2,425455.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,932 0.02 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,764,918 5.75 5,500,33241.17
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,546 0.00 1,314322.07
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 4,691-100.00
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,434,824-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 147,675 0.11 97,54851.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,406 0.00 70998.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,000 0.01 5019,900.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 120 0.00 168-28.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 8,389 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 402,438 0.30 930,466-56.75
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 128,058 0.09 89,26143.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 137,215 0.10 92,40048.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 17,030 0.01 21,103-19.30
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 18,514-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,429 0.02 35,597-31.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Ghana

The major share of Russian imports from Ghana in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.36% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (98.79% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.59% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (1.19% in 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $18,557,393.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $233,197.
Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2017
over 2016
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,487 0.01 6,302-12.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 293,256 0.39 221,16932.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 910 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 78 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 46,874 0.06 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,190 0.01 69,900-91.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 74,873,945 98.90 56,316,55232.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,112 0.00 1,139-2.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 8,638-100.00
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 0 0.00 1,788-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 448,807 0.59 682,004-34.19
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 167-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,471 0.00 0
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 31,188 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 411 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia