US trade (export - import) with Benin in 2013

Published or Updated: Feb 02, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Benin in 2013: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Benin

In 2013, US trade with Benin totaled $608.6 million, up 5.71% ($32.9 million) from 2012.

US exports to Benin in 2013 totaled $605.4 million, up 5.65% ($32.4 million) from 2012.

US imports from Benin in 2013 totaled $3.2 million, up 17.03% ($0.5 million) from 2012.

US trade surplus with Benin in 2013 was $602.1 million, a 5.60% increase ($31.9 million) over 2012.

Benin was the US 116th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 114th in 2012), accounting for 0.0156% of US total trade (up from 0.0148% in 2012).

Benin was the US 95th largest export market in 2013 (down from 92nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0384% of US total exports (up from 0.0371% in 2012).

Benin was the US 184th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 186th in 2012), accounting for 0.0001% of US total imports (just as in 2012).

US Exports to Benin

The major share of US exports to Benin in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 88.73% of US total exports to Benin (84.52% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.77% of US total exports to Benin (3.48% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.08% of US total exports to Benin (2.47% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.05% of US total exports to Benin (0.82% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.39% of US total exports to Benin (7.20% in 2012).

The largest gains in US exports to Benin in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $39.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $11.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $9.4 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $7.1 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3.3 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Benin in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $38.9 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3.0 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2.9 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2.4 million.
US exports to Benin in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2012
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,149.5 2.67 6,764.7138.73
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 171.9 0.03 500.2-65.62
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 621.5 0.10 46.41,238.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 925.8 0.15 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 75.0-100.00
10 Cereals 3,584.0 0.59 3,846.7-6.83
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 39.4 0.01 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 899.7 0.15 240.0274.86
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 54.0 0.01 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 166.0 0.03 2,521.4-93.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42.1 0.01 78.0-45.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,762.2 0.95 2,423.6137.76
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 489.6 0.08 3,442.2-85.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,345.9 0.39 41,269.7-94.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 32.2 0.01 89.8-64.17
29 Organic chemicals 37.8 0.01 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,931.8 1.15 9,820.9-29.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 48.0 0.01 7.3555.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,679.4 0.28 1,489.112.78
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 69.1 0.01 3.02,224.40
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 939.3 0.16 463.9102.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,075.4 0.34 2,244.9-7.55
40 Rubber and articles thereof 792.9 0.13 39.91,889.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 13.1 0.00 31.9-58.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0.0 0.00 23.0-100.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 4.3 0.00 0.0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 442.9 0.07 70.5527.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 266.1 0.04 194.536.86
54 Man-made filaments 0.0 0.00 5.6-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 50.0 0.01 5.0900.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0.0 0.00 15.0-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44.5 0.01 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 156.0 0.03 18.0766.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,796.5 1.95 4,652.4153.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 371.9 0.06 19.41,817.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6.8 0.00 3.0131.19
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15.7 0.00 12.525.60
69 Ceramic products 54.0 0.01 440.8-87.74
70 Glass and glassware 14.9 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 7.3 0.00 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,608.8 0.27 828.994.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 188.1 0.03 0.0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13.0 0.00 0.0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 9.0 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,038.6 0.17 161.6542.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 68.6 0.01 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,714.0 2.93 6,466.6173.93
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 1,672.7 0.28 1,606.74.10
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 17.7 0.00 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 515,658.4 85.18 475,953.58.34
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 51.8 0.01 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 794.1 0.13 65.41,114.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,260.3 0.21 167.8651.07
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 119.0 0.02 4.52,542.86
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 559.9 0.09 329.070.16
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 263.5 0.04 24.8962.55
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 246.0 0.04 298.2-17.50
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5.0 0.00 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,974.2 1.15 6,199.512.50

US Imports from Benin

The major share of US imports from Benin in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.60% of US total imports from Benin (42.99% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.16% of US total imports from Benin (0.08% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.09% of US total imports from Benin (1.21% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.00% of US total imports from Benin (1.68% in 2012).

The largest gains in US imports from Benin in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $1.8 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Benin in 2013 over the 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $1.2 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Benin in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2012
USD thousand)
Change
in 2013
over 2012
(%)
01 Live animals 226.0 7.02 306.8-26.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 45.2-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,668.0 82.83 823.3224.08
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 44.2 1.37 0.0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0.0 0.00 8.0-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12.2 0.38 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35.2 1.09 30.814.18
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 2.6-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 18.5 0.57 17.18.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 1.5-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0.0 0.00 5.7-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0.0 0.00 46.2-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3.0 0.09 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6.1 0.19 2.3169.81
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 7.3 0.23 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 24.1 0.75 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 127.4 3.95 1,290.4-90.13
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 49.1 1.52 172.4-71.55
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce