Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade in goods with Ghana in Q2 2021

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 second quarter of 2021: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Ghana

In the 2nd quarter of 2021, Russia’s trade with Ghana totaled $60,828,734, up 10.55% ($5,804,986) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 totaled $43,996,724, up 27.52% ($9,494,025) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 were $16,832,010, down 17.98% ($3,689,039) from the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Russia’s trade surplus with Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 was $27,164,714, a 94.29% increase ($13,183,064) over the 2nd quarter of 2020.

Ghana was Russia’s 97th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 93rd in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0321% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0451% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Ghana was Russia’s 94th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 86th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0382% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0493% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Ghana was Russia’s 95th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (down from 85th in the 2nd quarter of 2020), accounting for 0.0227% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0394% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

Russia’s Exports to Ghana

The major share of Russian exports to Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.68% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (32.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.58% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (49.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 17.06% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 13.41% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (13.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.41% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (1.49% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.76% of Russia’s total exports to Ghana (1.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,456,264;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,713,487;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,313,281;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,110,834;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $737,045;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $614,411;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $366,088.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,465,775;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,489,269;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $349,632;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $323,681;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $158,893.
Russia’s exports to Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
02 Meat and edible meat offal 744,076 1.69 377,98896.85
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 614,411 1.40 0
10 Cereals 14,146,761 32.15 9,433,27449.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 91,340 0.21 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 60,600 0.14 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,825 0.08 39,164-13.63
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,268 0.02 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 1,489,269-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 332,558 0.76 682,190-51.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 749,846 1.70 853,605-12.16
29 Organic chemicals 37,094 0.08 195,987-81.07
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,450 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 11,362,877 25.83 15,828,652-28.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 77,865-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 739,042 1.68 1,99736,907.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 67,898 0.15 111,106-38.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,109 0.02 3,242180.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,002 0.09 74,544-45.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,901,402 13.41 4,790,56823.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,936 0.00 3,300-41.33
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,388 0.02 0
72 Iron and steel 7,456,264 16.95 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 32,238 0.07 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,098 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,439 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,677 0.03 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 91,306 0.21 181,991-49.83
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 91,885 0.21 4,2702,051.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,230 0.01 325,911-99.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,315,486 2.99 2,20559,559.23
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 32,218 0.07 25,57125.99

Russia’s Imports from Ghana

The major share of Russian imports from Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2020) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.99% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (98.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2020);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.84% of Russia’s total imports from Ghana (0.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2020).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $124,104.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 over the 2nd quarter of 2020 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $3,676,179;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $98,960.
Russia’s imports from Ghana in the 2nd quarter of 2021 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2021,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2020,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2021
over Q2 2020
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,799 0.01 376378.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 23,558 0.14 69,362-66.04
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 35,047-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 10,026 0.06 4,786109.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 16,457,452 97.77 20,133,631-18.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 157 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 704 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 157 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 300,938 1.79 176,83470.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 8,964 0.05 2,053336.63
52 Cotton 3,325 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 198 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 24,732 0.15 0
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 98,960-100.00
Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia