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Russian trade in goods with Ghana in Q3 2020

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 the third quarter of 2020: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ghana

In the 3rd quarter of 2020, Russia’s trade with Ghana was $59,060,846, down 15.61% ($10,922,458) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 were $36,998,857, down 25.25% ($12,496,540) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 totaled $22,061,989, up 7.68% ($1,574,082) from the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 was $14,936,868, a 48.51% decrease ($14,070,622) over the 3rd quarter of 2019.

Ghana was Russia’s 93rd largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 95th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0432% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0422% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Ghana was Russia’s 91st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (down from 90th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0470% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0479% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Ghana was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (up from 87th in the 3rd quarter of 2019), accounting for 0.0381% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0328% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

Russia’s Exports to Ghana

The major share of Russian exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 69.29% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (40.81% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.57% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (19.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.69% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (2.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.18% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (0.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2019);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (36.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,209,266;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,586,564;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $1,157,852;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $489,600;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $288,621;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $235,939;
  • 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 $168,984.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 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 $17,765,811;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,465,438;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $181,899;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $120,707.
Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,489,276 4.03 331,424349.36
10 Cereals 24,074,611 65.07 19,865,34521.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 74,326 0.20 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 429,168 1.16 18,194,979-97.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 746,610 2.02 577,62629.25
29 Organic chemicals 22,453 0.06 121,242-81.48
31 Fertilizers 5,388,495 14.56 8,853,933-39.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 120,707-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 288,621 0.78 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 21,982-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,103 0.07 22,34812.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28,358 0.08 8433,659.52
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 53,734-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,584,828 9.69 998,264259.11
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 181,899-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,154 0.03 982934.01
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,190 0.00 2,589-54.04
70 Glass and glassware 218 0.00 13462.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,382 0.01 15,205-84.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 1,180-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 310,214 0.84 74,275317.66
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 4,593 0.01 6,031-23.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 490,323 1.33 72367,717.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,229 0.00 25,506-95.18
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 26,679 0.07 25,2055.85

Russia’s Imports from Ghana

The major share of Russian imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2019) 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 (99.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2019).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,564,664.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 over the 3rd quarter of 2019 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 14) - a decrease of $85,998.
Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2020 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2019,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2020
over Q3 2019
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,894 0.01 6,705-71.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,900 0.09 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 105,193 0.48 55,98487.90
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 85,998-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,234 0.01 15,770-92.18
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 21,783,267 98.74 20,218,6037.74
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,353 0.01 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 330-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 83 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 144,080 0.65 103,43739.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4 0.00 0
52 Cotton 4,981 0.02 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 1,080-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia