What Does Ghana Import? Ghana Import Data & Customs Information

24 October 2019
Ghana Import Data

Ghana had total imports of US$ 11.8 billion in 2018, which declined about 7% from the previous year. In 2017, the country purchased commodities worth US$ 12.7 billion. As per Ghana import data, vehicles including cars & delivery trucks are the largest import commodities. Ghana has a diverse & rich resource base and has one of the top ten fastest growing economies in the world and the fastest growing economy in Africa. Ghana’s main import partners are China, the United States, Belgium, India and the United Kingdom. Have a complete outlook on Ghanaian import market with Ghana import statistics and customs data.

                                                                                                                                 

Ghana’s Top 5 Imports


After analysing Ghana import statistics, the country purchased vehicles including motor cars and delivery trucks worth US$ 1.8 billion the most in 2018. Vehicles contributed 15.61% value to total imports, out of which, cars contributed 5.5% and delivery trucks shared 4.5% value to total vehicle imports. Other major import commodities of Ghana are machinery, electronics, cereals and plastics.

HS Code

Product Description

Value US$ %

87

Vehicles

15.61%

84

Machinery, Mechanical Appliances, etc.

12.95%

85

Electrical Machinery and Equipment

6.19%

10

Cereals

5.5%

39

Plastics

4.92%

 


Top 5 Import Sources of Ghana


Ghana trade statistics collected from Ghanaian Customs show that the country purchased commodities the most from China in 2018. About US$ 2.7 billion worth of goods were imported by Ghana from China. After China, other major import sources of Ghana are the United States, Belgium, India and the United Kingdom. Top 5 import partners of Ghana accounted 43.7% to total imports in 2018.

Country

Value US$ %

China

19.1%

United States of America

8%

Belgium

5.8%

India

5.7%

United Kingdom

5.1%

 


What is Ghana Import Data?


Import Data of Ghana is all about market intelligence information on shipments which enter into the country via sea, air and land. Our data covers all business activities of companies which purchase goods from the global countries. It also covers international companies with their shipment details who supply commodities to Ghanaian buyers. Look at the sample below and understand which fields are covered in customs data of Ghana imports.


Ghana Import Sample


Date

03-June-2019

Ghanaian Importer Name

Sintex Laminated Industry Limited

Foreign Supplier Name

First Middle East FZE

Origin Country

United Arab Emirates

Shipping Company Name

Transglobal Logistics

Port of Discharge

CEPS KIA

HS Code

8442500000

Product Description

Rotogravure Printing Cylinders Tang O Toilet Paper 357X230  28101703170 2 Size 690MM X 900MM

Quantity

1

Unit

PE

Weight (KG)

63.33

FOB Value (Ghanaian CEDI)

14599.42

FOB Value in Foreign Currency

2852.73

CIF Value in Foreign Currency

5473.65

Currency

USD

Import Duty

2164.93

 


With the economic program “Ghana: Vision 2020”, Ghana intends to accomplish its business objectives of accelerated economic growth and improved quality of life for all its citizens. This can be possible only by reducing poverty through private investment, rapid industrialization and direct poverty-alleviation efforts. Other reforms adopted under the government’s structural adjustment program including increasing exchange rate controls and increasing restrictions on imports.


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