US trade with Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: Sep 16, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Benin

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, US trade with Benin totaled $66.4 million, up 19.00% ($10.6 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US exports to Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $63.8 million, up 17.06% ($9.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US imports from Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $2.6 million, up 103.01% ($1.3 million) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $61.3 million, a 15.03% increase ($8.0 million) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Benin was the US 135th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 133rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0067% of US total trade (up from 0.0060% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Benin was the US 117th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0166% of US total exports (up from 0.0150% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Benin was the US 170th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 178th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0004% of US total imports (up from 0.0002% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Benin

The major share of US exports to Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 76.81% of US total exports to Benin (71.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.69% of US total exports to Benin (9.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.16% of US total exports to Benin (14.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.71% of US total exports to Benin (2.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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) - an increase of $8.9 million;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2.7 million;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $1.6 million;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $1.4 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $0.7 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $0.5 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 $0.5 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $0.4 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3.6 million;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $3.3 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $0.5 million;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,964.4 3.08 2,835.5-30.72
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,582.2 2.48 0.0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,536.2 2.41 420.7265.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 60.0 0.09 0.0
10 Cereals 2,101.5 3.29 685.7206.49
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 152.4 0.24 125.121.83
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 146.2 0.23 253.2-42.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,789.4 4.37 96.92,777.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 277.0 0.43 755.3-63.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 682.0 1.07 257.2165.11
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.7 0.02 9.16.69
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 3,631.1-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 3,306.6-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 241.6 0.38 366.9-34.15
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 32.8 0.05 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 205.9 0.32 451.9-54.44
39 Plastics and articles thereof 867.3 1.36 342.2153.43
40 Rubber and articles thereof 27.8 0.04 4.7492.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3.6 0.01 2.638.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 70.9 0.11 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 21.0 0.03 49.5-57.56
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 4.3-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,024.2 1.60 1,263.8-18.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 66.2 0.10 8.0727.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3.5 0.01 0.0
72 Iron and steel 6.0 0.01 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 17.5 0.03 3.0482.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3.5 0.01 0.0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 102.0-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,627.4 2.55 973.167.24
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 1,168.5 1.83 669.474.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 45,975.8 72.05 37,040.524.12
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 74.5 0.12 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 116.9 0.18 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 49.9 0.08 108.3-53.89
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 106.9 0.17 20.8413.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 38.7 0.06 6.2523.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16.5 0.03 0.0

US Imports from Benin

The major share of US imports from Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.84% of US total imports from Benin (49.51% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.80% of US total imports from Benin (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.02% of US total imports from Benin (2.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.00% of US total imports from Benin (3.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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 $1.6 million;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $0.1 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $0.1 million;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.0 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Benin in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter 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;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $0.0 million;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - 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 the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q2 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q2 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 169.8 6.64 43.0295.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 10.0 0.39 13.1-23.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,136.0 83.49 527.5304.95
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 0.0 0.00 7.0-100.00
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 8.3 0.32 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 7.5-100.00
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 0.02 0.0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 68.9 2.69 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2.6 0.10 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3.5 0.14 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
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 143.1 5.60 23.9497.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.9 0.11 15.9-81.64
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce