US trade with Benin in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 22, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Benin in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Benin

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Benin totaled $133.1 million, up 5.37% ($6.8 million) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Benin in the first half of 2017 totaled $126.2 million, up 1.51% ($1.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Benin in the first half of 2017 totaled $7.0 million, up 239.29% ($4.9 million) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Benin in the first half of 2017 was $119.2 million, a 2.48% decrease ($3.0 million) over the first half of 2016.

Benin was the US 134th largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (down from 130th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0069% of US total trade (down from 0.0070% in the first half of 2016).

Benin was the US 119th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (down from 114th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0167% of US total exports (down from 0.0175% in the first half of 2016).

Benin was the US 164th largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (up from 184th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.0006% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Benin

The major share of US exports to Benin in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.33% of US total exports to Benin (74.98% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.04% of US total exports to Benin (12.18% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 6.53% of US total exports to Benin (1.14% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.17% of US total exports to Benin (7.66% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.39% of US total exports to Benin (2.04% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Benin in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $8.3 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $6.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2.6 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2.4 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.9 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Benin in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $14.8 million;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3.5 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3.4 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 93) - a decrease of $0.4 million.
US exports to Benin in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,637.0 2.88 4,824.1-24.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,637.1 1.30 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,200.3 3.33 2,276.384.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 60.0 0.05 40.050.00
10 Cereals 11,237.1 8.91 2,891.0288.69
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 310.1 0.25 125.1147.82
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,882.7 2.29 253.21,038.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,984.8 3.16 1,539.1158.90
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 604.0 0.48 1,456.0-58.52
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,771.9 1.40 1,734.72.15
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.7 0.01 9.16.69
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,223.6 6.52 1,404.4485.57
29 Organic chemicals 111.8 0.09 3,631.1-96.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 46.8 0.04 3,399.1-98.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 877.8 0.70 758.915.68
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 40.8 0.03 77.4-47.28
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2.9 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 363.8 0.29 813.0-55.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,227.5 0.97 614.699.73
40 Rubber and articles thereof 67.1 0.05 223.4-69.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.6 0.00 6.5-44.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 70.9 0.06 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.0 0.02 53.8-60.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 5.5-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 36.6 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 96.8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,633.8 1.30 2,376.5-31.25
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 66.2 0.05 40.961.99
65 Headgear and parts thereof 15.9 0.01 14.013.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.5 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 6.0 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 17.5 0.01 3.0482.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3.9 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18.5 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2.9 0.00 102.0-97.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,923.9 3.11 1,721.8127.89
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 1,524.1 1.21 775.996.44
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 26.9-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 75,429.1 59.79 90,270.6-16.44
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 74.5 0.06 7.2934.72
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 116.9 0.09 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 79.4 0.06 375.4-78.84
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 420.6-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 120.5 0.10 289.5-58.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38.7 0.03 6.2523.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.5 0.01 92.8-82.23

US Imports from Benin

The major share of US imports from Benin in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.82% of US total imports from Benin (53.38% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.98% of US total imports from Benin (0.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.36% of US total imports from Benin (0.73% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.01% of US total imports from Benin (2.30% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Benin (2.79% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Benin in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4.8 million;
  • Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair (HS code 67) - an increase of $0.3 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $0.2 million;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Benin in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster (HS code 34) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Benin in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 268.8 3.86 68.5292.24
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 2.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.0 0.14 13.1-23.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,806.9 83.42 970.6498.29
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 3.2-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0.0 0.00 9.7-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8.7 0.12 7.023.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 20.5-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13.6 0.20 0.0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4.9 0.07 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 18.8-100.00
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 28.4-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.6 0.01 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 91.9 1.32 14.9515.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.6 0.04 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.5 0.05 0.0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 343.5 4.93 0.0
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 0.0 0.00 44.5-100.00
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 0.0 0.00 12.9-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 250.5 3.60 60.8312.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 28.0 0.40 15.975.69
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce