Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Benin | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESBeninWorldExportsValue (US$)533,902,342.00388,592,197.00460,338,227.00602,013,920.00968,325,892.00625,577,910.00409,752,038.00726,264,608.00952,223,706.00851,648,437.00846,059,543.581,023,522,023.89
Value Growth, YoY (%)25.52-27.2118.4630.7760.84-35.39-34.5077.2431.11-10.56-0.6520.97
ImportsValue (US$)2,133,551,198.002,070,012,091.002,316,427,344.002,940,678,607.003,703,725,329.002,474,735,519.002,630,157,599.003,060,069,912.003,278,030,278.002,904,571,635.002,662,586,253.653,186,198,038.11
Value Growth, YoY (%)37.74-2.9711.9026.9425.94-33.186.2816.347.12-11.39-8.3319.66

The value of merchandise exports from Benin totalled $ 1.02 billion in 2021. Merchandise exports from Benin increased by 20% compared to 2020. Goods exports grew up by $ 177 million in 2021 (the value of merchandise exports from Benin amounted to $846 million in 2020)

Benin's exports 2021 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Benin in 2021:

  • Bangladesh with a share of 41% (427 million US$)
  • India with a share of 9.95% (101 million US$)
  • China with a share of 9.82% (100 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 5.01% (51 million US$)
  • Chad with a share of 3.57% (36 million US$)
  • Niger with a share of 2.9% (29 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.68% (27 million US$)
  • Denmark with a share of 2.32% (23 million US$)
  • Ukraine with a share of 2.17% (22 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 2.05% (20 million US$)

Exports structure from Benin in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 62% (636 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 5.1% (52 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 4.96% (50 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 4.91% (50 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.64% (37 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 3.25% (33 million US$): 23 - Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed
  • 2.99% (30 million US$): 44 - Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal
  • 2.14% (21 million US$): 15 - Animal, vegetable or microbial fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 1.57% (16.1 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 1.49% (15.3 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin

What did Benin export in 2021?

Benin's Top Exports in 2021:

  • 61% ($624 million): 5201 - Cotton, not carded or combed.
  • 4.75% ($48 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled
  • 4% ($41 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken, n.e.s. in chapter 12
  • 3.61% ($37 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 3.11% ($31 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.
  • 1.81% ($18.5 million): 7214 - Other bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, but including those twisted after rolling
  • 1.49% ($15.3 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 1.42% ($14.6 million): 4407 - Wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm
  • 1.23% ($12.5 million): 1512 - Sunflower-seed, safflower or cotton-seed oil and fractions thereof, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
  • 1.07% ($10.9 million): 5208 - Woven fabrics of cotton, containing 85 % or more by weight of cotton, weighing not more than 200 g/m2

The value of merchandise imports to Benin totalled $ 3.18 billion in 2021. Merchandise imports to Benin increased by 19.6% compared to 2020. Goods imports grew up by $ 523 million in 2021 (the value of merchandise imports to Benin was equal to $2.66 billion in 2020)

Benin's imports 2021 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Benin in 2021:

  • India with a share of 17.1% (546 million US$)
  • China with a share of 11.7% (374 million US$)
  • France with a share of 10.9% (349 million US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 5.57% (177 million US$)
  • Togo with a share of 4.17% (133 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.97% (126 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.41% (108 million US$)
  • Thailand with a share of 3.22% (102 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.65% (84 million US$)
  • Morocco with a share of 2.36% (75 million US$)

Imports structure to Benin in 2021 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 20% (662 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 13.3% (425 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.8% (312 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.09% (162 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.63% (147 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 4.59% (146 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.46% (142 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.58% (114 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 3.42% (109 million US$): 02 - Meat and edible meat offal
  • 2.51% (80 million US$): 15 - Animal, vegetable or microbial fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes

What did Benin import in 2021?

Benin's Top Imports in 2021:

  • 20% ($640 million): 1006 - Rice
  • 10.4% ($333 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 3.92% ($125 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
  • 3.57% ($113 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 3.39% ($108 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.
  • 2.91% ($92 million): 8711 - Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without side-cars; side-cars.
  • 2.69% ($85 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
  • 2.43% ($77 million): 1511 - Palm oil and its fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified
  • 1.71% ($54 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers
  • 1.45% ($46 million): 2713 - Petroleum coke, petroleum bitumen and other residues of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals

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Benin | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2010 - 2021