US trade with Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 15, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Ghana

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, US trade with Ghana totaled $365.6 million, up 31.98% ($88.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $299.0 million, up 31.10% ($70.9 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $66.5 million, up 36.08% ($17.6 million) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $232.5 million, a 29.75% increase ($53.3 million) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Ghana was the US 85th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 92nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0370% of US total trade (up from 0.0338% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Ghana was the US 73rd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 78th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0784% of US total exports (up from 0.0658% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Ghana was the US 107th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 111th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0110% of US total imports (up from 0.0103% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Ghana

The major share of US exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 50.07% of US total exports to Ghana (63.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 16.19% of US total exports to Ghana (6.89% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.40% of US total exports to Ghana (8.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.43% of US total exports to Ghana (4.23% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.15% of US total exports to Ghana (8.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.81% of US total exports to Ghana (1.15% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.56% of US total exports to Ghana (2.34% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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 $51.5 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $32.6 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $16.8 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $11.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9.9 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $4.0 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.5 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.5 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $1.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - a decrease of $57.5 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $2.3 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $2.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $1.4 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 $1.3 million;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $1.0 million.
US exports to Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 12,174.3 4.07 9,652.626.12
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,966.0 1.33 585.0577.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 75.6 0.03 44.271.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30.2 0.01 0.0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5.4 0.00 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 150.4 0.05 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 338.2 0.11 220.053.73
10 Cereals 13,964.4 4.67 4,034.6246.12
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 47.6 0.02 6.3658.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23.5 0.01 225.3-89.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3.4 0.00 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15.0 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25.0 0.01 226.9-88.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 828.2 0.28 608.236.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,250.2 0.42 1,487.2-15.93
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 89.5 0.03 166.4-46.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,091.5 0.37 1,413.1-22.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 237.3 0.08 96.1146.97
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 48,186.7 16.11 15,619.8208.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 596.2 0.20 376.158.52
29 Organic chemicals 745.9 0.25 149.9397.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 86.5 0.03 34.0154.54
31 Fertilizers 266.5 0.09 277.1-3.82
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 990.9 0.33 1,085.2-8.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,383.8 0.80 2,431.5-1.96
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 336.7 0.11 267.126.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 86.2 0.03 267.8-67.80
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0.0 0.00 61.5-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,505.7 0.50 971.854.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 12,182.8 4.07 11,467.96.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,191.5 0.73 2,358.4-7.07
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0.0 0.00 37.8-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34.3 0.01 114.9-70.12
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 19.1 0.01 1,443.0-98.68
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3.3 0.00 0.0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 65.0 0.02 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,983.3 0.66 556.7256.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 363.5 0.12 624.8-41.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 53.7 0.02 52.71.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 74.2 0.02 1,062.9-93.02
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 34.0 0.01 48.8-30.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 126.7 0.04 13.9809.24
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 82.6 0.03 61.833.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21.5 0.01 52.5-58.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 805.2 0.27 3,139.6-74.35
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 476.1 0.16 855.3-44.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 5.9-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 6.0 0.00 38.0-84.21
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 110.3 0.04 40.5172.50
69 Ceramic products 275.0 0.09 839.8-67.25
70 Glass and glassware 94.6 0.03 50.288.54
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6.5 0.00 6.24.84
72 Iron and steel 214.2 0.07 2,432.9-91.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,779.6 7.62 5,948.7282.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2.6 0.00 123.3-97.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 49.8 0.02 179.8-72.33
80 Tin and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 6.4-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,104.1 0.70 819.0156.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 71.3 0.02 126.2-43.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,169.1 9.42 28,900.0-2.53
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 58,440.2 19.54 6,981.9737.03
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 200.0 0.07 7.72,499.43
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 57,330.4 19.17 45,774.425.25
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 592.9 0.20 58,120.4-98.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 115.4 0.04 786.9-85.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,865.6 1.63 3,299.247.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 16.1 0.01 5.0221.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12.1 0.00 18.5-34.56
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 23.3-100.00
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 3,288.4 1.10 4,586.5-28.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 122.8 0.04 74.664.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 102.2 0.03 146.0-30.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,107.6 0.70 649.8224.34
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 9,928.9 3.32 5,887.668.64

US Imports from Ghana

The major share of US imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 43.36% of US total imports from Ghana (22.80% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 36.00% of US total imports from Ghana (49.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.42% of US total imports from Ghana (0.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.21% of US total imports from Ghana (9.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.63% of US total imports from Ghana (3.16% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.84% of US total imports from Ghana (10.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 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 $17.7 million;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $4.5 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1.1 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.6 million;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US imports from Ghana in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q3 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q3 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 44.7 0.07 53.8-16.96
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 128.1 0.19 40.1219.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,468.4 6.72 4,093.59.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 989.4 1.49 2,066.3-52.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 18.7 0.03 7.6147.01
10 Cereals 39.0 0.06 14.9162.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 418.6 0.63 311.434.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86.5 0.13 46.187.43
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4.2 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,155.7 1.74 1,174.6-1.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 8.9 0.01 0.0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,657.6 23.53 16,096.4-2.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 326.0 0.49 136.6138.65
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 95.9 0.14 77.623.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 393.6 0.59 220.778.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 119.2 0.18 38.7207.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 28,850.5 43.36 11,147.1158.82
29 Organic chemicals 43.3 0.07 2.81,436.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 5.5 0.01 0.0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0.0 0.00 26.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 170.8 0.26 143.119.32
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 164.7 0.25 210.1-21.59
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.8 0.00 0.621.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,887.4 5.84 0.0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34.2 0.05 69.7-50.95
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,226.9 4.85 3,908.8-17.44
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 887.1 1.33 749.118.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21.1 0.03 0.0
52 Cotton 2.1 0.00 12.2-83.16
54 Man-made filaments 2.6 0.00 0.0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 7.9-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 0.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,342.9 3.52 1,409.466.23
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 52.0 0.08 94.3-44.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3.5 0.01 11.6-69.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1.2 0.00 1.3-9.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 4.7 0.01 6.5-28.04
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1.4 0.00 0.7113.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1.8 0.00 0.5281.33
70 Glass and glassware 5.6 0.01 35.0-83.87
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 561.8 0.84 5,079.7-88.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 0.0 0.00 4.7-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.9-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 90.3 0.14 0.0
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 43.6 0.07 21.4103.55
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28.9 0.04 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 22.9 0.03 31.7-27.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 31.6 0.05 51.8-38.93
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 143.1 0.22 49.2190.96
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 1,143.7 1.72 59.91,810.49
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 802.5 1.21 1,376.3-41.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce