US trade (export - import) with Benin in 2014

Published or Updated: Feb 08, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Benin in 2014: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Benin

In 2014, US trade with Benin totaled $786.5 million, up 29.23% ($177.9 million) from 2013.

US exports to Benin in 2014 totaled $781.0 million, up 29.01% ($175.6 million) from 2013.

US imports from Benin in 2014 totaled $5.5 million, up 71.82% ($2.3 million) from 2013.

US trade surplus with Benin in 2014 was $775.4 million, a 28.78% increase ($173.3 million) over 2013.

Benin was the US 109th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 116th in 2013), accounting for 0.0195% of US total trade (up from 0.0156% in 2013).

Benin was the US 92nd largest export market in 2014 (up from 95th in 2013), accounting for 0.0482% of US total exports (up from 0.0384% in 2013).

Benin was the US 177th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 184th in 2013), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (up from 0.0001% in 2013).

US Exports to Benin

The major share of US exports to Benin in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 88.36% of US total exports to Benin (88.73% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.36% of US total exports to Benin (4.77% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.46% of US total exports to Benin (2.05% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.82% of US total exports to Benin (2.08% in 2013).

The largest gains in US exports to Benin in 2014 over 2013 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 $153.2 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $8.1 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $7.7 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.1 million;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3.9 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3.6 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Benin in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $6.7 million.
US exports to Benin in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2013
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 24,248.1 3.10 16,149.550.15
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,587.5 0.20 171.9823.33
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 621.5-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 316.4 0.04 925.8-65.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31.9 0.00 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,480.0 0.19 0.0
10 Cereals 7,155.4 0.92 3,584.099.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0.0 0.00 39.4-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,339.0 0.17 899.748.83
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0.0 0.00 54.0-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 848.3 0.11 166.0410.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 112.6 0.01 42.1167.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,229.2 0.54 5,762.2-26.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,228.4 1.05 489.61,580.73
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 73.2 0.01 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,898.6 0.50 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,691.8 0.34 2,345.914.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 50.3 0.01 32.256.40
29 Organic chemicals 40.9 0.01 37.88.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 249.5 0.03 6,931.8-96.40
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 43.2 0.01 48.0-9.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,599.6 0.20 1,679.4-4.76
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 298.8 0.04 69.1332.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 632.3 0.08 939.3-32.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,422.1 0.31 2,075.416.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,053.5 0.13 792.932.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 71.7 0.01 13.1445.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4.3 0.00 0.0
45 Cork and articles of cork 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 56.3 0.01 442.9-87.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 426.3 0.05 266.160.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 47.5 0.01 0.0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15.5 0.00 50.0-69.04
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 8.4 0.00 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41.5 0.01 44.5-6.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 210.7 0.03 156.035.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,698.2 1.37 11,796.5-9.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 382.7 0.05 371.92.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 18.8 0.00 6.8175.56
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 67.1 0.01 15.7327.36
69 Ceramic products 53.9 0.01 54.0-0.30
70 Glass and glassware 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
72 Iron and steel 63.8 0.01 7.3770.93
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,673.7 0.73 1,608.8252.66
74 Copper and articles thereof 46.1 0.01 188.1-75.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 13.0-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 9.0-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10.8 0.00 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 693.3 0.09 1,038.6-33.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 22.9 0.00 68.6-66.64
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,305.6 2.09 17,714.0-7.95
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 2,952.0 0.38 1,672.776.48
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 3.3 0.00 17.7-81.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 668,839.0 85.64 515,658.429.71
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 250.8 0.03 51.8384.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 206.0 0.03 794.1-74.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,530.9 0.20 1,260.321.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 119.0-100.00
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 727.0 0.09 559.929.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.3 0.00 263.5-96.09
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 286.7 0.04 246.016.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 20.0 0.00 5.0300.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 8,567.8 1.10 6,974.222.85

US Imports from Benin

The major share of US imports from Benin in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 67.34% of US total imports from Benin (91.60% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.26% of US total imports from Benin (0.57% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.76% of US total imports from Benin (1.16% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.75% of US total imports from Benin (1.09% in 2013).

The largest gains in US imports from Benin in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.9 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - an increase of $0.4 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 $0.1 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase 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) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Benin in 2014 over the 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Benin in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2013
USD thousand)
Change
in 2014
over 2013
(%)
01 Live animals 76.0 1.37 226.0-66.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17.0 0.31 0.0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,587.0 64.82 2,668.034.45
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 33.6 0.61 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 13.2 0.24 44.2-70.13
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0.0 0.00 12.2-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17.1 0.31 35.2-51.23
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 24.3 0.44 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8.4 0.15 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 61.3 1.11 18.5231.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 18.9 0.34 0.0
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 3.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33.3 0.60 6.1446.92
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 8.9 0.16 7.322.61
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0.0 0.00 24.1-100.00
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 96.7 1.75 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 569.4 10.29 127.4347.08
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 968.8 17.51 49.11,874.85
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce