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).