Overview: In 2019 Benin was the number 124 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 144 in total exports, the number 137 in total imports,
the number 161 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 96 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI).
Exports: The top exports of Benin are Raw Cotton ($463M), Refined Petroleum ($380M), Gold ($223M), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($153M), and Raw Copper ($49.4M), exporting mostly to Nigeria ($408M), Bangladesh ($229M), United Arab Emirates ($222M), India ($213M), and China ($132M).
Imports: The top imports of Benin are Rice ($761M), Cars ($315M), Palm Oil ($225M), Electricity ($197M), and Light Pure Woven Cotton ($178M), importing mostly from China ($1.41B), Thailand ($425M), India ($422M), Togo ($290M), and United States ($270M).
Location: Benin borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo by land and Ghana by sea.