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Russian trade with Ghana in 2019

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 2019: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ghana

In 2019, Russia’s trade with Ghana totaled $212,553,585, up 4.56% ($9,273,970) from 2018.

Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2019 totaled $123,821,689, up 12.52% ($13,774,285) from 2018.

Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2019 were $88,731,896, down 4.83% ($4,500,315) from 2018.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ghana in 2019 was $35,089,793, a 108.68% increase ($18,274,600) over 2018.

Ghana was Russia’s 100th largest trading partner in 2019 (just as in 2018), accounting for 0.0319% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0295% in 2018).

Ghana was Russia’s 98th largest export market in 2019 (up from 103rd in 2018), accounting for 0.0293% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0245% in 2018).

Ghana was Russia’s 88th largest supplier in 2019 (down from 87th in 2018), accounting for 0.0364% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0391% in 2018).

Russia’s Exports to Ghana

The major share of Russian exports to Ghana in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.44% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (56.55% in 2018);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.03% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (26.87% in 2018);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.38% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (3.91% in 2018);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.01% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (10.20% in 2018);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.92% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (0.03% in 2018);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (2.12% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2019 over 2018 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 $15,988,620;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,191,791;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $6,003,564;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $1,709,315;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $826,583;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $493,784.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $18,890,985;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,421,540;
  • 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) - a decrease of $896,549.
Russia’s exports to Ghana in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,348,272 1.09 854,48857.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 57,348 0.05 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,880 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 42,026-100.00
10 Cereals 42,429,056 34.27 61,320,041-30.81
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 19,769-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 32,175 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 20,287,594 16.38 4,298,974371.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,996,117 1.61 286,802595.99
29 Organic chemicals 385,063 0.31 201,58291.02
31 Fertilizers 38,145,148 30.81 28,953,35731.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 198,613 0.16 53,901268.48
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 46,924 0.04 5,334779.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 52,933 0.04 52,8870.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 70,862 0.06 12,831452.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 163,807 0.13 54,423200.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,751,657 7.88 11,173,197-12.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 181,899 0.15 239,452-24.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 38 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,459 0.00 4,49921.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,658 0.00 1,69456.91
70 Glass and glassware 335 0.00 383-12.53
72 Iron and steel 6,003,564 4.85 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 63,646 0.05 25,904145.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 2 0.00 203-99.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,789 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,555 0.00 1,140124.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,511 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 411 0.00 1,719-76.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 706,345 0.57 522,72035.13
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 37,124 0.03 933,673-96.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,683,387 1.36 856,80496.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 26,652 0.02 23,97311.18
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 109,865 0.09 104,7624.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 866-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Ghana

The major share of Russian imports from Ghana in 2019 (and in 2018) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 99.32% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (99.39% in 2018).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2019 over 2018 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $4,590,841.
Russia’s imports from Ghana in 2019 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2018,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2019
over 2018
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15,442 0.02 3,818304.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 957-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 252,623 0.28 274,749-8.05
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 85,999 0.10 54,37458.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41,408 0.05 9,324344.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 87,729,893 98.87 92,320,734-4.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,826 0.00 2,723-32.94
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 215-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 166-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,068 0.00 452136.28
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 600 0.00 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 227-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 466,991 0.53 543,298-14.05
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 2,767-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 128,605 0.14 2,8974,339.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,868 0.00 1731,557.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 513 0.00 6,067-91.54
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 9,198-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 69-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,060 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia