2021
Exports | Imports
$625M | $29kWorld Rnk 6 / 141
Flag Rnk 2 / 636
World Rnk 119 / 183
Flag Rnk 753 / 1036
2021
ECONOMIC COMPLEXITY of Benin
-0.61Rnk 89 / 131
2021
PRODUCT COMPLEXITY IN Raw Cotton
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Exports In 2021, Benin exported $625M in Raw Cotton, making it the 6th largest exporter of Raw Cotton in the world. At the same year, Raw Cotton was the 2nd most exported product in Benin. The main destination of Raw Cotton exports from Benin are: Bangladesh ($425M), China ($65.5M), Vietnam ($41M), Egypt ($26.8M), and Pakistan ($20.7M).

The fastest growing export markets for Raw Cotton of Benin between 2020 and 2021 were Bangladesh ($107M), China ($29.6M), and Vietnam ($28.6M).

Imports In 2021, Benin imported $29k in Raw Cotton, becoming the 119th largest importer of Raw Cotton in the world. At the same year, Raw Cotton was the 753rd most imported product in Benin. Benin imports Raw Cotton primarily from: Canada ($28.7k), China ($289), and France ($47).

The fastest growing import markets in Raw Cotton for Benin between 2020 and 2021 were Canada ($28.7k), China ($289), and France ($47).

Latest Trends

Dec 2023

Subnational Monthly Trade

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The following visualization shows the latest trends on Raw Cotton. Countries are shown based on data availability.

* Using January 2020 exchange rates when trade data is reported in local currency.

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Historical Data

Trade Balance

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EXPORTS (2021)$625M
IMPORTS (2021)$29k
NET TRADE (2021)$625M

In 2021, Benin exported $625M in Raw Cotton. The main destinations of Benin exports on Raw Cotton were Bangladesh ($425M), China ($65.5M), Vietnam ($41M), Egypt ($26.8M), and Pakistan ($20.7M).

In 2021, Benin imported $29k in Raw Cotton, mainly from Canada ($28.7k), China ($289), and France ($47).

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Export Destinations (2021)

Import Origins (2021)

Market Growth

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THE FASTEST GROWING Raw Cotton EXPORT MARKETS FOR Benin WERE (2020 - 2021):
Bangladesh$107M (33.7%)
China$29.6M (82.2%)
Vietnam$28.6M (231%)
THE FASTEST DECLINING MARKETS FOR THE EXPORT OF Raw Cotton BY Benin WERE (2020 - 2021):
Malaysia-$22.7M (-69.5%)
Ukraine-$19.7M (-74%)
Algeria-$1.6M (-100%)

Change in Exports by Market (2020 - 2021)

Market Concentration

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In 2021, Benin's main exporting competitors in Raw Cotton were:
In 2021, Benin's main importing competitors in Raw Cotton were:

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Trade Value of Raw Cotton by Exporters

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