Benin

-0.38

Econ Complexity 84th of 184
1980
2015

$913M

Exports 149th of 221
1980
2015

$5.61B

Imports 123rd of 221
1980
2015

$2.06k

GDP Per Capita 158th of 184
1990
2015

Benin is the 149th largest export economy in the world and the 84th most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI). In 2015, Benin exported $913M and imported $5.61B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $4.7B. In 2015 the GDP of Benin was $8.29B and its GDP per capita was $2.06k.

The top exports of Benin are Raw Cotton ($237M), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($194M), Refined Petroleum ($68.8M), Gold ($48.6M) and Rough Wood ($44.2M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Rice ($533M), Cars ($526M), Fake Hair ($393M), Poultry Meat ($248M) and Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($240M).

The top export destinations of Benin are India ($226M), Vietnam ($84.2M), Niger ($65.5M), China ($58.4M) and Singapore ($50M). The top import origins are China ($1.96B), the United States ($474M), India ($381M), France ($298M) and Thailand ($274M).

Benin borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo by land and Ghana by sea.

Economic Complexity of Benin

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