Benin: Trade Statistics

Exports
Exporter Rank
115/136
Imports
Importer Rank
109/136
Balance
Trade Balance Rank
82/136
Note: UN Comtrade Data (2014) are used for computing ranks.

Total Trade

Total Exports (2014) $951,000,009
Total Imports (2014) $3,596,078,233
Trade Balance (2014) -$2,645,078,224
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) Source: The World Bank (2014) 36.15%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) Source: The World Bank (2014) 45.09%

Trade Partners

Top 10 Export
Partners
Export Volume ($)
Gabon $141,617,998
China $93,755,406
India $81,540,170
Niger $56,473,264
Nigeria $47,803,435
Bangladesh $41,731,104
Vietnam $39,202,470
Turkey $38,382,694
Ghana $36,722,602
Malaysia $36,051,432
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Percentage Distribution
Top 10 Import
Partners
Import Volume ($)
India $478,153,824
Thailand $453,888,560
France $297,168,708
China $279,040,995
Togo $262,555,191
United States $229,069,704
Netherlands $161,209,596
Belgium $137,150,455
United Kingdom $131,015,603
Spain $100,327,470
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Percentage Distribution

Traded Goods (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export
Goods (by HS Code)
Export Volume ($)
52 Cotton (Cotton) $302,143,999
27 Mineral Fuels, Mineral Oils and Products of Their Distillation; Bituminous Substances; Mineral Waxes (Oil & Mineral Fuels) $103,994,614
84 Nuclear Reactors, Boilers, Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Parts Thereof (Industrial Machinery) $103,909,457
08 Edible Fruit and Nuts; Peel of Citrus Fruit or Melons (Fruit & Nuts) $87,854,019
72 Iron and Steel (Iron & Steel) $52,360,785
88 Aircraft, Spacecraft, and Parts Thereof (Aircraft) $47,537,007
89 Ships, Boats and Floating Structures (Ships & Boats) $46,073,964
25 Salt; Sulfur; Earths and Stone; Plastering Materials, Lime and Cement (Natural Minerals & Stone) $42,955,742
71 Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semiprecious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad with Precious Metal, and Articles Thereof; Imitation Jewelry; Coin (Precious Stones & Metals) $21,854,323
73 Articles of Iron or Steel (Iron & Steel Articles) $17,426,787
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Percentage Distribution
Percentage Distribution

Sources:

UN Comtrade (2014) except where stated otherwise.
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