Benin is the 109th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, Benin exported $407M and imported $2.63B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $2.22B.
The top exports of Benin are Raw Cotton ($173M), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($39.1M), Gold ($18M), Other Nuts ($15.6M) and Cement ($15.2M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Rice ($773M), Refined Petroleum ($343M), Poultry Meat ($167M), Electricity ($93.6M) and Cars ($93.1M).
The top export destinations of Benin are India ($63.1M), Malaysia ($54M), Bangladesh ($41.9M), China ($27.3M) and Nigeria ($27.1M). The top import origins are China ($2.04B), India ($440M), Malaysia ($285M), France ($236M) and the United States ($235M).