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Benin Trade Summary

2010

Benin exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR BENIN 2010

Overall Exports and Imports for Benin 2010

Exports and imports of Benin in 2010 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 534 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 2,134 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 418 products were exported to 72 countries and 2,615 products were imported from 143 countries.

Benin top 5 Export and Import partners 2010

Top five countries to which Benin exported in 2010 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Benin exports to Nigeria worth US$ 226 million, with a partner share of 42.33 percent.
  2. Benin exports to China worth US$ 53 million, with a partner share of 10.02 percent.
  3. Benin exports to India worth US$ 25 million, with a partner share of 4.65 percent.
  4. Benin exports to Ghana worth US$ 22 million, with a partner share of 4.05 percent.
  5. Benin exports to Chad worth US$ 21 million, with a partner share of 3.95 percent.

Top five countries from which Benin imported goods in 2010 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Benin imports from France worth US$ 314 million, with a partner share of 14.70 percent.
  2. Benin imports from China worth US$ 218 million, with a partner share of 10.21 percent.
  3. Benin imports from Thailand worth US$ 184 million, with a partner share of 8.64 percent.
  4. Benin imports from Togo worth US$ 170 million, with a partner share of 7.95 percent.
  5. Benin imports from Netherlands worth US$ 121 million, with a partner share of 5.69 percent.

Benin Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2010

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Benin along with trade value are:

  1. Benin exported Cotton, not carded or combed , worth US$ 111,214.15 million.
  2. Benin exported Semi-milled or wholly milled rice , worth US$ 91,129.84 million.
  3. Benin exported Frozen cuts and offal of chicken (excl. livers) , worth US$ 72,404.08 million.
  4. Benin exported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 36,000.76 million.
  5. Benin exported Cashew nuts, fresh or dried , worth US$ 25,356.16 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Benin along with trade value are

  1. Benin imported Semi-milled or wholly milled rice , worth US$ 312,739.83 million.
  2. Benin imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 288,080.22 million.
  3. Benin imported Palm oil (excl. crude) and liquid fractions , worth US$ 126,748.97 million.
  4. Benin imported Electrical energy , worth US$ 113,353.75 million.
  5. Benin imported Frozen cuts and offal of chicken (excl. livers) , worth US$ 79,327.42 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2010

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2010 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2010

Tariffs imposed by Benin in 2010 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 20 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 13.35 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 11.84 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 135,189.35 and duty free tariff line items share was 6.55 percent.

Development Indicators 2010

Key Development Indicators of Benin in 2010 are below

  • Benin GDP in current US dollar was 6,970 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 790.00 .
  • Benin Trade balance: as % of GDP was -9.06.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -632.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 56.64 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 12.79 .

Trade Indicators 2010

Trade Indicators for Benin in 2010 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.14.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.42.
  • World Growth in percentage was 10.65 and Benin Country Growth was 83.68 .