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Russian trade with Ghana in 2018

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 2018: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ghana

In 2018, Russia’s trade with Ghana was $203,279,615, down 3.54% ($7,462,526) from 2017.

Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2018 were $110,047,404, down 18.50% ($24,985,003) from 2017.

Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2018 totaled $93,232,211, up 23.14% ($17,522,477) from 2017.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ghana in 2018 was $16,815,193, a 71.65% decrease ($42,507,480) over 2017.

Ghana was Russia’s 100th largest trading partner in 2018 (down from 98th in 2017), accounting for 0.0295% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0361% in 2017).

Ghana was Russia’s 103rd largest export market in 2018 (down from 92nd in 2017), accounting for 0.0245% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0378% in 2017).

Ghana was Russia’s 87th largest supplier in 2018 (just as in 2017), accounting for 0.0391% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0334% in 2017).

Russia’s Exports to Ghana

The major share of Russian exports to Ghana in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.55% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (30.61% in 2017);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.87% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (11.19% in 2017);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.20% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (5.77% in 2017);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (51.78% in 2017);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.12% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (0.51% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $20,463,619;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $14,292,190;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,408,279;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - an increase of $805,615;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $719,589;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $460,018.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2018 over 2017 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 $65,619,584.
Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
02 Meat and edible meat offal 854,488 0.78 394,470116.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 42,026 0.04 0
10 Cereals 61,320,041 55.72 40,856,42250.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 87,570-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19,769 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,298,974 3.91 69,918,558-93.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 286,802 0.26 187,94352.60
29 Organic chemicals 201,582 0.18 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 199,760-100.00
31 Fertilizers 28,953,357 26.31 14,661,16797.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 53,901 0.05 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 0 0.00 132-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,334 0.00 20,375-73.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52,887 0.05 24,344117.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,831 0.01 13,474-4.77
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 54,423 0.05 20,932160.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,173,197 10.15 7,764,91843.89
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 239,452 0.22 151,596,246.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,499 0.00 5,546-18.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,694 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 383 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,904 0.02 147,675-82.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 203 0.00 1,406-85.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,140 0.00 10,000-88.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 120-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,719 0.00 8,389-79.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 522,720 0.47 402,43829.89
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 933,673 0.85 128,058629.10
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 856,804 0.78 137,215524.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,973 0.02 17,03040.77
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 104,762 0.10 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 866 0.00 24,429-96.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 21-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Ghana

The major share of Russian imports from Ghana in 2018 (and in 2017) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.39% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (99.36% in 2017).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $17,446,789.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2018 over 2017 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2018 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2018
over 2017
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,818 0.00 5,487-30.42
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 957 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 274,749 0.29 293,256-6.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 910-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 78-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 54,374 0.06 46,87416.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,324 0.01 6,19050.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 92,320,734 99.02 74,873,94523.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,723 0.00 1,112144.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 215 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 166 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 452 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 227 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 543,298 0.58 448,80721.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,767 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,897 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 173 0.00 1,471-88.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,067 0.01 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 9,198 0.01 31,188-70.51
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 69 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 411-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia