Exporter Rank

143 / 152

Importer Rank

147 / 152

Trade Balance Rank

52 / 152

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2018) $54,264,098
Total Imports (2018) $384,386,438
Trade Balance (2018) ($330,122,340)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2019) [2] 18.66%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2019) [2] 47.48%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
France $18,105,633
United Arab Emirates $8,931,207
Cameroon $7,188,160
China $6,841,007
Niger $2,467,220
Vietnam $2,309,624
Morocco $1,941,418
Germany $1,776,341
Belgium $837,907
Switzerland $767,708

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
France $65,973,263
China $45,423,663
Cameroon $30,986,665
Nepal $29,988,421
India $27,257,412
Japan $19,516,054
Italy $13,871,006
United States $13,300,730
United Kingdom $12,193,034
Germany $10,681,650

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(44) Wood $14,955,550
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $13,628,088
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $9,827,788
(85) Electrical Machinery $9,471,440
(84) Industrial Machinery $2,459,941
(86) Railway Equipment $1,662,172
(52) Cotton $999,257
(70) Glass & Glassware $215,175
(54) Manmade Filaments $175,621
(94) Furniture $96,541

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(87) Motor Vehicles & Parts $110,342,413
(85) Electrical Machinery $31,903,974
(84) Industrial Machinery $23,677,302
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $22,369,108
(30) Pharmaceuticals $18,755,991
(88) Aircraft $18,220,119
(21) Prepared Foods $16,226,021
(10) Cereals $9,968,136
(02) Meat $8,944,911
(90) Precision Instruments $7,922,661

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2018) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 11/17/2020
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