US trade (export - import) with Benin in 2015

Published or Updated: Feb 18, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Benin in 2015: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Benin

In 2015, US trade with Benin was $637.2 million, down 18.98% ($149.3 million) from 2014.

US exports to Benin in 2015 were $632.1 million, down 19.06% ($148.9 million) from 2014.

US imports from Benin in 2015 were $5.1 million, down 7.85% ($0.4 million) from 2014.

US trade surplus with Benin in 2015 was $627.0 million, a 19.14% decrease ($148.4 million) over 2014.

Benin was the US 108th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 109th in 2014), accounting for 0.0167% of US total trade (down from 0.0195% in 2014).

Benin was the US 88th largest export market in 2015 (up from 92nd in 2014), accounting for 0.0420% of US total exports (down from 0.0482% in 2014).

Benin was the US 179th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 177th in 2014), accounting for 0.0002% of US total imports (just as in 2014).

US Exports to Benin

The major share of US exports to Benin in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 87.84% of US total exports to Benin (88.36% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.30% of US total exports to Benin (6.36% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.28% of US total exports to Benin (0.84% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.47% of US total exports to Benin (1.46% in 2014).

The largest gains in US exports to Benin in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $9.3 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3.2 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2.0 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Benin in 2015 over 2014 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 $122.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9.7 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $9.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3.1 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $3.1 million.
US exports to Benin in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2014
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 14,976.2 2.37 24,248.1-38.24
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,735.8 0.43 1,587.572.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,538.6 0.56 316.41,018.33
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0.0 0.00 31.9-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 84.0 0.01 1,480.0-94.32
10 Cereals 4,091.2 0.65 7,155.4-42.82
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 311.0 0.05 0.0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 95.9 0.02 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,133.0 0.50 1,339.0133.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,868.9 0.45 848.3238.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 137.9 0.02 112.622.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,746.0 0.43 4,229.2-35.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,089.8 0.81 8,228.4-38.14
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 73.2-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,394.2 0.38 3,898.6-38.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,015.2 1.90 2,691.8346.37
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 220.3 0.03 50.3337.85
29 Organic chemicals 126.9 0.02 40.9210.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 399.7 0.06 249.560.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13.9 0.00 43.2-67.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,961.0 0.31 1,599.622.60
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 410.4 0.06 298.837.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0.0 0.00 8.1-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3.1 0.00 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 353.9 0.06 632.3-44.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,487.9 0.24 2,422.1-38.57
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124.7 0.02 1,053.5-88.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52.9 0.01 71.7-26.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5.9 0.00 4.336.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 33.4 0.01 56.3-40.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 242.7 0.04 426.3-43.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 47.5-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0.0 0.00 15.5-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14.6 0.00 8.475.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37.5 0.01 41.5-9.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 113.6 0.02 210.7-46.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,000.2 1.42 10,698.2-15.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 134.4 0.02 382.7-64.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 18.8-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0.0 0.00 67.1-100.00
69 Ceramic products 12.2 0.00 53.9-77.33
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6.7 0.00 0.0
72 Iron and steel 4.4 0.00 63.8-93.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 460.7 0.07 5,673.7-91.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 33.0 0.01 46.1-28.51
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28.2 0.00 0.0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0.0 0.00 10.8-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 150.8 0.02 693.3-78.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 40.4 0.01 22.976.74
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,635.6 1.05 16,305.6-59.30
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 1,070.8 0.17 2,952.0-63.73
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 6.2 0.00 3.391.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 546,103.6 86.40 668,839.0-18.35
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 250.8-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,117.3 0.18 206.0442.28
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 286.6 0.05 1,530.9-81.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18.0 0.00 0.0
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 32.9 0.01 0.0
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 361.1 0.06 727.0-50.33
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 14.4 0.00 10.339.90
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 39.5 0.01 286.7-86.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0.0 0.00 20.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 6,700.9 1.06 8,567.8-21.79

US Imports from Benin

The major share of US imports from Benin in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.50% of US total imports from Benin (67.34% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.29% of US total imports from Benin (0.75% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.95% of US total imports from Benin (1.26% in 2014).

The largest gains in US imports from Benin in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.4 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.0 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $0.0 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 $0.0 million;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Benin in 2015 over the 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $0.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Benin in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2015
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2014
USD thousand)
Change
in 2015
over 2014
(%)
01 Live animals 103.3 2.03 76.035.89
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4.0 0.08 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,970.0 77.85 3,587.010.68
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 18.1 0.36 33.6-46.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5.0 0.10 13.2-61.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4.8 0.09 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 43.4 0.85 17.1152.83
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 73.3 1.44 24.3202.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 48.7 0.95 8.4480.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 61.3-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1.0 0.02 0.0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5.1 0.10 18.9-73.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.9 0.08 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0.0 0.00 33.3-100.00
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 4.6 0.09 8.9-48.62
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 20.7 0.41 0.0
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 118.4 2.32 96.722.38
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 26.0 0.51 569.4-95.44
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 649.5 12.74 968.8-32.96
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce