Benin Trade at a Glance : Most Recent Values

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 410
No. Of products 688
No. Of partners 96
Imports (in US$ Mil) 2,630
No. Of products 2,654
No. Of partners 154

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.16
Index of export market penetration1.42
World Growth-1.59
Country Growth1.18

Service Indicators 2017

Service imports (BoP, current US$)...
Service exports (BoP, current US$)...
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)40.29
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)27.29

Benin top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India63 15.40
Malaysia54 13.18
Bangladesh42 10.24
China27 6.66
Nigeria27 6.61
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India392 14.89
Thailand327 12.41
France265 10.07
China221 8.42
Togo191 7.28

Benin Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials258 62.91 521 19.81 19.11
Intermediate goods77 18.88 382 14.53 7.72
Consumer goods58 14.06 1,455 55.32 11.18
Capital goods17 4.15 272 10.33 8.33

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Cotton, not carded o ...175,461.97
Cashew nuts, fresh o ...38,252.90
Petroleum oils, etc, ...13,229.71
Gold in unwrought fo ...12,757.64
Palm oil (excl. crud ...11,815.15
Broken rice474,410.12
Petroleum oils, etc, ...343,269.48
Husked (brown) rice199,908.53
Electrical energy93,551.81
Semi-milled or wholl ...91,002.94

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Benin

Tariffs 2016

No. Of Tariff Agreement 2
Simple Average (%) 12.19
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 350,171.07
Maximum Rate (%) 35
Weighted Average (%) 11.57
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 13.92

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)

2017 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)9,247
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)800.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-1,202.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-13.00

Doing Business

2018 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank151
Trading Across Borders Rank136

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2017 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings4

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.43
LPI Rank115