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Benin is the 146th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, Benin exported $1.11B and imported $4.75B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $3.65B. In 2016 the GDP of Benin was $8.58B and its GDP per capita was $2.17k.

The top exports of Benin are Gold ($379M), Raw Cotton ($197M), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($121M), Refined Petroleum ($79.1M) and Rough Wood ($35.9M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Rice ($939M), Palm Oil ($284M), Electricity ($183M), Refined Petroleum ($166M) and Cars ($162M).

The top export destinations of Benin are the United Arab Emirates ($294M), India ($183M), Mali ($73.1M), Lebanon ($73M) and China ($58.1M). The top import origins are China ($1.29B), Thailand ($539M), India ($484M), France ($253M) and Malaysia ($219M).

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

Economic Complexity of Benin

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