Exports 149th of 221


Imports 123rd of 221


GDP Per Capita 158th of 184

Benin is the 149th largest export economy in the world. 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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