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Benin Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.
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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Benin

Overall Exports and Imports for Benin 2018

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 952 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 3,278 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 678 products are exported to 106 countries and 2,800 products are imported from 137 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

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

  • Benin exported Cotton, not carded or combed , worth US$ 445,432.56 million.
  • Benin exported Cashew nuts, fresh or dried , worth US$ 137,705.20 million.
  • Benin exported Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, nes , worth US$ 36,143.51 million.
  • Benin exported Gas turbines nes of a power exceeding 5000 KW , worth US$ 35,685.95 million.
  • Benin exported Frozen cuts and offal of chicken (excl. livers) , worth US$ 25,627.69 million.

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

  • Benin imported Broken rice , worth US$ 526,475.76 million.
  • Benin imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 424,106.09 million.
  • Benin imported Semi-milled or wholly milled rice , worth US$ 264,470.77 million.
  • Benin imported Palm oil (excl. crude) and liquid fractions , worth US$ 227,891.44 million.
  • Benin imported Electrical energy , worth US$ 142,370.61 million.

Benin top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

The top five countries to which Benin exported 2018 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Benin exports to Bangladesh worth US$ 216 million, with a partner share of 22.73 percent.
  2. Benin exports to India worth US$ 174 million, with a partner share of 18.33 percent.
  3. Benin exports to Vietnam worth US$ 95 million, with a partner share of 10.01 percent.
  4. Benin exports to Nigeria worth US$ 75 million, with a partner share of 7.91 percent.
  5. Benin exports to China worth US$ 73 million, with a partner share of 7.71 percent.

The top five countries to which Benin imported goods 2018 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Benin imports from Thailand worth US$ 458 million, with a partner share of 13.98 percent.
  2. Benin imports from India worth US$ 397 million, with a partner share of 12.10 percent.
  3. Benin imports from Togo worth US$ 306 million, with a partner share of 9.33 percent.
  4. Benin imports from China worth US$ 255 million, with a partner share of 7.77 percent.
  5. Benin imports from France worth US$ 232 million, with a partner share of 7.08 percent.

Benin Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by Benin in 2018 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 35.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 13.42.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 15.25.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 121,227.15 and duty free tariff line items share is 4.26.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.11.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.12.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is 62.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 5,052.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Benin World Development Indicators (WDI) 2018

Key Development Indicators of Benin in 2018 are below

WDI

Benin Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for Benin is 149.
  • The trade across border rank is 110.
Doing Business

Benin Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2018

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2018 is 4.
CPIA

BeninLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for Benin in 2016 is 2.43.
  • The LPI rank is 115.
LPI

Benin Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Benin is not available.
SPRD