Overview: This page contains the latest international trade data for Benin, including service trade data. In 2018 Benin was the number 141 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 142 in total exports, and the number 124 in total imports. In 2018, Benin exported $1.27B and imported $5.8B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$4.54B. In 2018, Benin's exports per capita were $110 and its imports per capita were $505.
Trade: The top exports of Benin are Raw Cotton ($437M), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($214M), Gold ($150M), Scrap Copper ($43.6M), and Other Oily Seeds ($43M). The top imports of Benin are Rice ($1.03B), Palm Oil ($418M), Fake Hair ($363M), Cars ($273M), and Light Pure Woven Cotton ($181M).
Destinations: Benin exports mostly to India ($274M), Bangladesh ($216M), United Arab Emirates ($123M), Vietnam ($95.3M), and Nigeria ($89.2M), and imports mostly from China ($1.8B), Thailand ($676M), India ($422M), France ($272M), and United States ($263M).
Location: Benin borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo by land and Ghana by sea.