US trade (export - import) with Ghana in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 01, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ghana in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ghana

In 2013, US trade with Ghana was $1,363.7 million, down 16.22% ($264.1 million) from 2012.

US exports to Ghana in 2013 were $982.4 million, down 25.72% ($340.1 million) from 2012.

US imports from Ghana in 2013 totaled $381.3 million, up 24.90% ($76.0 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Ghana in 2013 was $601.1 million, a 40.91% decrease ($416.1 million) over 2012.

Ghana was the US 93rd largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 90th in 2012), accounting for 0.03% of US total trade (down from 0.04% in 2012).

Ghana was the US 81st largest export market in 2013 (down from 73rd in 2012), accounting for 0.06% of US total exports (down from 0.09% in 2012).

Ghana was the US 100th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 102nd in 2012), accounting for 0.02% of US total imports (up from 0.01% in 2012).

US Exports to Ghana

The major share of US exports to Ghana in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 52.96% of US total exports to Ghana (50.76% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.71% of US total exports to Ghana (13.52% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.34% of US total exports to Ghana (11.51% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.55% of US total exports to Ghana (6.61% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.32% of US total exports to Ghana (7.53% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.87% of US total exports to Ghana (1.32% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.67% of US total exports to Ghana (3.42% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Ghana in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $13.5 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $5.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ghana in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $118.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $66.7 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $41.4 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $28.2 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $18.4 million;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $17.1 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $11.4 million;
  • 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 $10.7 million;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $9.3 million;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $9.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $8.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7.4 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7.2 million;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $5.6 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3.3 million.
US exports to Ghana in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 0.0 0.00 53.1-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 76,388.4 7.78 62,917.421.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,744.9 0.18 1,600.39.04
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,688.0 0.17 416.8304.96
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 105.5 0.01 65.062.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 34.9 0.00 45.7-23.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 111.3 0.01 170.8-34.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 369.6 0.04 493.0-25.02
10 Cereals 78,235.0 7.96 96,589.1-19.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 241.9 0.02 251.6-3.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 330.6 0.03 109.8200.98
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 121.1-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 117.2 0.01 45.1160.15
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 84.2 0.01 356.5-76.37
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,119.0 0.32 505.2517.37
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,602.2 0.98 4,578.9109.70
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,463.5 0.35 3,897.1-11.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,737.6 0.38 4,211.6-11.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,457.3 0.45 2,362.388.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 91.4 0.01 305.2-70.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 0.0 0.00 127.3-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,500.0 3.31 99,167.0-67.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,802.6 0.49 3,080.355.91
29 Organic chemicals 4,123.5 0.42 5,408.2-23.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,375.3 1.57 26,780.1-42.59
31 Fertilizers 110.7 0.01 9,325.0-98.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,099.2 0.42 3,679.011.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,416.7 1.26 10,275.620.84
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 1,140.7 0.12 1,954.8-41.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 661.9 0.07 1,654.8-60.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 742.1 0.08 220.9235.94
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 44.1 0.00 74.6-40.92
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,333.1 0.85 15,544.0-46.39
39 Plastics and articles thereof 51,171.3 5.21 54,441.2-6.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,213.0 1.85 19,771.4-7.88
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2.7 0.00 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 468.5 0.05 347.134.98
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,577.7 0.47 32,773.8-86.03
45 Cork and articles of cork 27.4 0.00 27.30.47
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 20.1 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 263.1 0.03 370.1-28.93
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,268.7 0.84 8,311.7-0.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,278.8 0.33 3,749.9-12.56
50 Silk 26.0 0.00 5.0420.00
52 Cotton 116.5 0.01 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 59.2 0.01 538.1-88.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,291.8 0.13 39.63,159.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 142.7 0.01 725.3-80.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 162.7 0.02 239.7-32.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2.6 0.00 26.0-89.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 563.9 0.06 350.161.08
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 55.0 0.01 37.048.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 210.5 0.02 179.317.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 245.8 0.03 439.3-44.05
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 12,495.4 1.27 11,015.613.43
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,971.2 0.30 3,832.8-22.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 35.8-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.6 0.00 3.6-26.52
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 30.0 0.00 35.5-15.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 776.0 0.08 1,356.0-42.77
69 Ceramic products 339.4 0.03 916.7-62.98
70 Glass and glassware 179.8 0.02 2,430.6-92.60
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 96.4 0.01 49.694.31
72 Iron and steel 14,390.3 1.46 55,827.0-74.22
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,343.0 0.95 16,719.8-44.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 450.7 0.05 133.6237.33
75 Nickel and articles thereof 831.2 0.08 432.992.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,068.3 0.11 2,428.9-56.02
78 Lead and articles thereof 19.2 0.00 169.8-88.71
79 Zinc and articles thereof 18.3 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10.5 0.00 39.7-73.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 8,341.7 0.85 10,681.1-21.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 450.6 0.05 1,049.1-57.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 199,593.6 20.32 318,071.6-37.25
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 21,300.3 2.17 31,977.3-33.39
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 154.5 0.02 59.6159.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 265,114.8 26.99 258,265.32.65
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3,006.1 0.31 20,074.8-85.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,765.2 0.28 12,093.4-77.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,385.2 2.89 30,786.4-7.80
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 79.6 0.01 121.7-34.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 107.6 0.01 238.8-54.94
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 3,047.0 0.31 247.21,132.38
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 11,034.7 1.12 16,684.4-33.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,399.7 0.14 2,257.9-38.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 753.7 0.08 1,136.6-33.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 121.1 0.01 5.52,101.84
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 36,274.5 3.69 44,557.1-18.59

US Imports from Ghana

The major share of US imports from Ghana in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 54.90% of US total imports from Ghana (65.21% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.86% of US total imports from Ghana (15.91% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.78% of US total imports from Ghana (7.38% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.71% of US total imports from Ghana (6.46% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.00% of US total imports from Ghana (1.06% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.81% of US total imports from Ghana (1.11% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Ghana in 2013 over 2012 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 $70.5 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $3.7 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $2.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ghana in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $9.3 million.
US imports from Ghana in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 420.1 0.11 369.113.80
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 209.1 0.05 184.613.27
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5.8 0.00 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0.0 0.00 6.1-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 12,400.3 3.25 9,839.826.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,034.4 1.58 2,809.7114.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 244.5 0.06 132.284.99
10 Cereals 9.1 0.00 10.2-10.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 602.3 0.16 570.75.53
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 128.1 0.03 64.997.55
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 178.8 0.05 269.7-33.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,915.5 0.50 1,481.929.26
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 185,300.6 48.60 181,575.52.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 394.6 0.10 461.5-14.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 775.8 0.20 738.55.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 546.0 0.14 384.741.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 132.3 0.03 158.2-16.37
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,422.4 1.16 1,963.1125.27
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 117,058.6 30.70 46,598.2151.21
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 103.9 0.03 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 47.8-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 9.4-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 568.6 0.15 559.71.58
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 277.2 0.07 397.4-30.24
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0.0 0.00 7.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13.8 0.00 10.728.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,380.7 2.46 18,691.5-49.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 64.5 0.02 86.5-25.41
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19,765.8 5.18 20,587.0-3.99
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,252.2 0.59 1,914.517.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17.4 0.00 26.1-33.09
50 Silk 0.5 0.00 0.0
52 Cotton 28.6 0.01 29.7-3.70
54 Man-made filaments 8.7 0.00 17.1-49.19
55 Man-made staple fibers 1.6 0.00 1.230.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.6-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.4 0.00 6.6-94.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 38.7 0.01 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3.5 0.00 0.4850.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6.1 0.00 70.9-91.37
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,900.3 0.76 3,102.4-6.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27.1 0.01 37.7-28.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13.3 0.00 4.7181.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 27.5 0.01 23.019.34
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2.1 0.00 53.4-96.02
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 26.3 0.01 25.14.89
69 Ceramic products 0.0 0.00 64.9-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 30.7 0.01 63.8-51.79
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,819.9 1.00 3,224.118.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 65.2 0.02 20.4219.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 115.6 0.03 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7.5 0.00 2.6192.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5.5 0.00 36.9-85.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 309.7 0.08 442.9-30.08
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 42.3 0.01 77.0-45.11
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3.3 0.00 0.0
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 3.1 0.00 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 72.7 0.02 72.10.87
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 132.8 0.03 183.1-27.49
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 85.7 0.02 59.244.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5.3 0.00 34.3-84.49
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,070.2 0.28 490.6118.14
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,185.6 2.41 7,160.928.28
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce