Top Exports To GhanaTotal Exports To Ghana: $420,040,477
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
|1||Motor vehicles for transporting people||$79,625,113|
|2||Oil, not crude||$78,255,052|
|3||Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen||$28,187,637|
|5||Parts for heavy machinery||$20,418,320|
|6||Misc. machinery for moving, grading||$12,623,309|
|7||Low value shipments||$12,327,905|
|8||Self-propelled heavy construction machinery||$10,069,223|
|9||Angles, shapes, sections, iron and nonalloy steel||$7,649,406|
|10||Motor vehicle parts||$7,337,015|
Total Imports From GhanaTotal Imports From Ghana: $101,645,137
|2||Cocoa powder, not sweetened||$5,876,806|
|4||Manganese ores and concentrates||$3,826,116|
|5||Imports of returned exports||$3,506,540|
|6||Wood, sawed or chipped, greater than 6 meters thic||$3,456,012|
|7||Cassava, arrowroot, fresh or dry||$3,133,014|
|8||Cocoa Paste, Defatted or Not 1803||$2,737,644|
|9||Veneer sheets not more than 6 mm thick||$1,407,826|
Top Ghana Trading PartnersTotal Ghana trade: $521,685,614
|1||New York City||$143,934,351|
|8||Low Value Shipments||$12,706,271|
Top US Trading PartnersTotal U.S. trade for all countries: $1,240,094,299,613
|Rank||Commodity||Total YTD Exports|
Ghana’s trade rose to $521,685,614 through April
Ghana’s trade with the United States rose to $521,685,614 through the first four months of 2013, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s -8.05 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Ghana’s exports decreased -10.07 percent while imports rose 1.37 percent. The U.S. surplus with Ghana was $318,395,340.Through April, Ghana’s top U.S. Customs districts for total imports and exports were No. 1 New York City, No. 2 New Orleans, No. 3 Houston, No. 4 Atlanta/Savannah and No. 5 Norfolk compared to last year when the top spots were held by No. 1 New York City, No. 2 Houston, No. 3 Atlanta/Savannah, No. 4 U.S. Virgin Islands and No. 5 Baltimore. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 24.46 percent of Ghana’s U.S. trade.. That compares to 35.35 percent for the nation’s top five Customs districts during the same time period.
Taking a closer look at the leading U.S. gateways for U.S. trade with Ghana,:
- Trade with No. 1 New York City fell -5.20 percent to $143,934,351.
Exports fell -12.26 percent to $81,222,238. Imports rose 5.83 percent to $62,712,113.
- Trade with No. 2 New Orleans rose 335.33 percent to $119,401,268.
Exports rose 322.70 percent to $115,422,794. Imports rose 3,185.33 percent to $3,978,474.
- Trade with No. 3 Houston fell -22.86 percent to $90,658,138.
Exports fell -13.29 percent to $86,690,783. Imports fell -77.39 percent to $3,967,355.
- Trade with No. 4 Atlanta/savannah fell -45.99 percent to $38,363,630.
Exports fell -47.94 percent to $36,747,592. Imports rose 262.23 percent to $1,616,038.
- Trade with No. 5 Norfolk rose 31.71 percent to $26,789,116.
Exports rose 33.54 percent to $25,877,985. Imports fell -5.27 percent to $911,131.
Through April, 23 Customs districts posted trade surpluses with Ghana while 10 had deficits. That compares with 28 surpluses and 9 deficits for the same period one year ago. The top surplus was with New Orleans at $111,444,320, the largest deficit was with Philadelphia at $-17,413,170.
Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world decreased to $1,240,094,299,613, down -0.88 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 0.32 percent to $4,038,186,093; imports dropped -1.20 percent to $-15,017,653,007. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Canada, China, Mexico, Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit climbed $-214,073,880,779, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $-233,129,719,879.
The top five U.S. exports to Ghana by value through April were motor vehicles for transporting people; oil, not crude; poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; rice; and parts for heavy machinery, respectively. They accounted for 54.37 percent of total exports to Ghana.
The value of the top five U.S. imports from Ghana -- cocoa beans; cocoa powder, not sweetened; rubber; manganese ores and concentrates; and imports of returned exports -- accounted for 81.27 percent of all inbound shipments.
Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Ghana:
- Motor vehicles for transporting people rose 12.30 percent compared to last year to $79,625,113.
- Oil, not crude rose 80.03 percent compared to last year to $78,255,052.
- Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 117.39 percent compared to last year to $28,187,637.
- Rice rose 31.59 percent compared to last year to $21,879,986.
- Parts for heavy machinery fell -31.29 percent compared to last year to $20,418,320.
Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Ghana
- Cocoa Beans rose 59.57 percent compared to last year to $64,320,675.
- Cocoa powder, not sweetened fell -32.60 percent compared to last year to $5,876,806.
- Rubber fell -7.96 percent compared to last year to $5,073,371.
- Manganese ores and concentrates rose compared to last year to $3,826,116.
- Imports of returned exports rose 201.18 percent compared to last year to $3,506,540.
In the latest annual figures available, Ghana recorded $567,332,055 in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its top five Customs districts were New York City, Houston, Atlanta/Savannah, New Orleans and Baltimore. Total U.S. exports to Ghana were $1,309,253,735 and imports from Ghana were $291,042,871. The U.S. surplus with Ghana was $1,018,210,864.