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Benin is the 156th largest export economy in the world. In 2017, Benin exported $629M and imported $4.34B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $3.71B. In 2017 the GDP of Benin was $9.2B and its GDP per capita was $2.27k.

The top exports of Benin are Raw Cotton ($148M), Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($140M), Refined Petroleum ($74.2M), Gold ($68.2M) and Scrap Copper ($39.6M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Light Pure Woven Cotton ($503M), Palm Oil ($437M), Rice ($372M), Fake Hair ($215M) and Cars ($184M).

The top export destinations of Benin are India ($195M), China ($86.3M), Mali ($76.1M), Lebanon ($71M) and South Korea ($26.8M). The top import origins are China ($1.92B), India ($482M), Malaysia ($285M), the United States ($207M) and France ($202M).

Benin borders Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Togo by land and Ghana by sea.

Economic Complexity of Benin

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