Benin Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 846
No. Of products 596
No. Of partners 95
Imports (in US$ Mil) 2,663
No. Of products 2,927
No. Of partners 133

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.34
Index of export market penetration1.44
World Growth-3.91
Country Growth-17.46

Service Indicators 2020

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)24.96
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)19.87

Benin top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Bangladesh326 38.51
India101 11.89
China56 6.64
Malaysia40 4.72
Ukraine40 4.70
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
China305 11.47
India304 11.43
France275 10.31
Togo222 8.32
Belgium166 6.22

Benin Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials578 68.33 226 8.48 26.46
Intermediate goods131 15.52 622 23.36 5.99
Consumer goods87 10.25 1,443 54.18 10.42
Capital goods41 4.89 367 13.77 7.75

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Cotton, not carded o ...451,293.42
Cashew nuts, fresh o ...57,053.74
Petroleum oils, etc, ...37,242.21
Other oil seeds and ...32,874.81
Oil-cake and other s ...30,248.02
Semi-milled or wholl ...370,755.43
Petroleum oils, etc, ...346,466.05
Electrical energy96,076.44
Other medicaments of ...85,302.36
Frozen fish, nes74,425.67

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Benin

Tariffs 2020

No. Of Tariff Agreement 2
Simple Average (%) 11.67
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 596,357.27
Maximum Rate (%) 35
Weighted Average (%) 9.86
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 19.91

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.12
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.11

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All...

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2014

No Of NTM Measures (2014)62
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2014)5,052

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)15,652
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,280.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-796.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-5.09

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank149
Trading Across Borders Rank110

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.43
LPI Rank115