Benin Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 952
No. Of products 678
No. Of partners 106
Imports (in US$ Mil) 3,278
No. Of products 2,800
No. Of partners 137

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.24
Index of export market penetration1.37
World Growth3.50
Country Growth-14.84

Service Indicators 2018

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)44.19
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)35.38

Benin top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Bangladesh216 22.73
India174 18.33
Vietnam95 10.01
Nigeria75 7.91
China73 7.71
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Thailand458 13.98
India397 12.10
Togo306 9.33
China255 7.77
France232 7.08

Benin Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials675 70.93 341 10.41 30.41
Intermediate goods125 13.14 580 17.70 16.64
Consumer goods99 10.42 2,016 61.49 15.22
Capital goods52 5.49 341 10.39 8.53

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Cotton, not carded o ...445,432.56
Cashew nuts, fresh o ...137,705.20
Other oil seeds and ...36,143.51
Gas turbines nes of ...35,685.95
Frozen cuts and offa ...25,627.69
Broken rice526,475.76
Petroleum oils, etc, ...424,106.09
Semi-milled or wholl ...264,470.77
Palm oil (excl. crud ...227,891.44
Electrical energy142,370.61

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Benin

Tariffs 2018

No. Of Tariff Agreement 2
Simple Average (%) 13.42
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 121,227.15
Maximum Rate (%) 35
Weighted Average (%) 15.25
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 4.26

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)

2018 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)10,354
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)870.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-912.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-8.81

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