Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Benin | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Benin World Exports Value (US$) 274 387 393.00 421 063 805.00 425 347 736.00 533 902 342.00 388 592 197.00 460 338 227.00 602 013 920.00 968 325 892.00 625 577 910.00 409 752 038.00 726 264 608.00 952 223 706.00
Imports Value (US$) 1 630 866 027.00 1 713 643 054.00 1 548 967 817.00 2 133 551 198.00 2 070 012 091.00 2 316 427 344.00 2 940 678 607.00 3 703 725 329.00 2 474 735 519.00 2 630 157 599.00 3 060 069 912.00 3 278 030 278.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Benin totalled $ 952 million in 2018. Merchandise exports from Benin increased by 31% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 225 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Benin amounted to $726 million in 2017)

Benin's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Benin in 2018:

  • Bangladesh with a share of 22% (216 million US$)
  • India with a share of 18.3% (174 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 10% (95 million US$)
  • Nigeria with a share of 7.91% (75 million US$)
  • China with a share of 7.71% (73 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 4.73% (45 million US$)
  • Denmark with a share of 3.51% (33 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 3.35% (31 million US$)
  • Niger with a share of 2.97% (28 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.49% (23 million US$)

Exports structure from Benin in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 48% (461 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 14.9% (142 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 5.41% (51 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 5.04% (48 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 4.56% (43 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.4% (32 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.24% (30 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 2.71% (25 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.08% (19.8 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 1.52% (14.5 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed

What did Benin export in 2018?

Benin's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 46% ($445 million): 5201 - Cotton, not carded or combed.
  • 14.5% ($138 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 4.61% ($43 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
  • 3.75% ($35 million): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 3.24% ($30 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 2.68% ($25 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 2.48% ($23 million): 1512 - Sunflower-seed, safflower or cotton-seed oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 2.08% ($19.8 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.37% ($13.1 million): 2306 - Oil-cake and other solid residues, whether or not ground or in the form of pellets, resulting from the extraction of vegetable fats or oils, other than those of heading 23.04 or 23.05.
  • 1.36% ($12.9 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.

The value of total merchandise imports to Benin totalled $ 3.27 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Benin increased by 7.12% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 217 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Benin was equal to $3.06 billion in 2017)

Benin's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Benin in 2018:

  • Thailand with a share of 13.9% (458 million US$)
  • India with a share of 12.1% (396 million US$)
  • Togo with a share of 9.32% (305 million US$)
  • China with a share of 7.76% (254 million US$)
  • France with a share of 7.08% (232 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 4.04% (132 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.38% (111 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 3.38% (110 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.94% (96 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.63% (86 million US$)

Imports structure to Benin in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 26% (877 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 18.3% (602 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 7.38% (241 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 6.05% (198 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.38% (110 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 3.36% (110 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.2% (104 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.2% (104 million US$): 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
  • 3.12% (102 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 2.45% (80 million US$): 17 - Sugars and sugar confectionery

What did Benin import in 2018?

Benin's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 26% ($873 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 12.9% ($424 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 7.19% ($236 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 4.34% ($142 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 3.37% ($110 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 2.91% ($95 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 2.9% ($95 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.4% ($78 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.
  • 2.04% ($67 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 1.64% ($54 million): 1101 - Wheat or meslin flour.

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Benin | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018