Russian foreign trade
reports and reviews

Russian trade with Ghana in 2011

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 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ghana

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Ghana totaled $180,159,564, up 20.39% ($30,511,861) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2011 totaled $63,748,965, up 124.12% ($35,305,199) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2011 were $116,410,599, down 3.95% ($4,793,338) from 2010.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ghana in 2011 was $52,661,634, a 43.23% decrease ($40,098,537) over 2010.

Ghana was Russia’s 101st largest trading partner in 2011 (down from 98th in 2010), accounting for 0.0219% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0239% in 2010).

Ghana was Russia’s 109th largest export market in 2011 (up from 115th in 2010), accounting for 0.0123% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0072% in 2010).

Ghana was Russia’s 79th largest supplier in 2011 (down from 75th in 2010), accounting for 0.0381% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0529% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Ghana

The major share of Russian exports to Ghana in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.63% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (49.91% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 24.85% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (13.27% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 22.31% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (30.02% in 2010);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.12% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (2.88% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (3.32% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $14,187,271;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $12,065,186;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,018,335;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,423,620;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $659,922;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $243,518;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $230,142.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $333,765;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $210,962.
Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 42,532 0.07 17,628141.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,479,150 2.32 819,22880.55
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,423,620 3.80 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 947,510 1.49 1,158,472-18.21
30 Pharmaceutical products 897,006 1.41 666,86434.51
31 Fertilizers 26,550,795 41.65 12,363,524114.75
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,193 0.00 4,298-72.24
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54,792 0.09 1,7403,048.97
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,838,331 24.84 3,773,145319.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 551 0.00 680-18.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 858 0.00 60342.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 11,982-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,177 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 83 0.00 121-31.40
72 Iron and steel 13,590,033 21.32 7,571,69879.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 633,704 0.99 967,469-34.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 997 0.00 431131.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 965,083 1.51 922,8474.58
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 63,403 0.10 9,049600.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 255,092 0.40 11,5742,104.01
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 3,055 0.00 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 142,413-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Ghana

The major share of Russian imports from Ghana in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 96.61% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (94.51% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.09% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (3.59% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.27% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (1.68% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $1,995,400;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,719,466;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $748,858.
Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 2,041 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 505-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,075,097 0.92 1,133,349-5.14
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,545 0.01 27,043-75.80
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 111,386,336 95.68 113,381,736-1.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 1,350-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 315,250 0.27 2,034,716-84.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 557-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,602,130 3.09 4,350,988-17.21
73 Articles of iron or steel 3 0.00 52-94.23
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 5,408-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 249,248-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23,197 0.02 18,98522.19
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia