Benin Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 852
No. Of products 620
No. Of partners 98
Imports (in US$ Mil) 2,905
No. Of products 2,881
No. Of partners 138

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.21
Index of export market penetration1.40
World Growth-1.13
Country Growth23.20

Service Indicators 2019

Service imports (BoP, current US$)805,664,518.11
Service exports (BoP, current US$)528,456,762.46
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)34.05
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)29.63

Benin top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
Bangladesh229 26.92
India121 14.19
Vietnam88 10.38
China63 7.38
Nigeria48 5.66
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India397 13.65
China321 11.06
Togo317 10.90
France256 8.80
Thailand157 5.41

Benin Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials619 72.64 259 8.92 26.46
Intermediate goods126 14.74 627 21.60 5.99
Consumer goods86 10.13 1,643 56.58 10.42
Capital goods16 1.84 368 12.65 7.75

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Cotton, not carded o ...450,976.07
Cashew nuts, fresh o ...76,329.61
Other oil seeds and ...40,288.73
Petroleum oils, etc, ...24,965.39
Frozen cuts and offa ...17,411.62
Petroleum oils, etc, ...363,024.17
Semi-milled or wholl ...354,386.10
Broken rice215,693.16
Electrical energy140,559.34
Palm oil (excl. crud ...115,767.45

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Benin

Tariffs 2019

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)

2019 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)14,392
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,250.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-636.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-4.42

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