Overview In 2021, Benin was the number 118 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 144 in total exports, the number 142 in total imports,
the number 153 economy in terms of GDP per capita (current US$) and the number 89 most complex economy according to the Economic Complexity Index (ECI) .
Exports The top exports of Benin are Gold ($849M), Raw Cotton ($625M), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($275M), Other Oily Seeds ($43.6M), and Refined Petroleum ($39.8M), exporting mostly to United Arab Emirates ($854M), Bangladesh ($427M), India ($341M), China ($128M), and Vietnam ($51.3M).
Imports The top imports of Benin are Rice ($690M), Cars ($343M), Palm Oil ($294M), Poultry Meat ($178M), and Light Pure Woven Cotton ($121M), importing mostly from China ($1.06B), India ($603M), United States ($317M), France ($287M), and Indonesia ($260M).
Location Benin borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Togo by land and Ghana by sea.