US trade with Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017

Published or Updated: May 08, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Benin

In the 4th quarter of 2017, US trade with Benin totaled $64.0 million, up 55.25% ($22.8 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US exports to Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $58.3 million, up 53.07% ($20.2 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US imports from Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $5.7 million, up 81.68% ($2.6 million) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

US trade surplus with Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $52.6 million, a 50.49% increase ($17.6 million) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Benin was the US 139th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 150th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0061% of US total trade (up from 0.0043% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Benin was the US 121st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 132nd in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0143% of US total exports (up from 0.0101% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Benin was the US 156th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 159th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0009% of US total imports (up from 0.0005% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

US Exports to Benin

The major share of US exports to Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 82.57% of US total exports to Benin (82.48% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.49% of US total exports to Benin (8.63% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.37% of US total exports to Benin (0.02% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.13% of US total exports to Benin (2.78% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.64% of US total exports to Benin (2.76% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $22.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $3.1 million;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $2.2 million;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $0.2 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $4.2 million;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $0.9 million;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $0.7 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $0.4 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $0.3 million;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $0.2 million.
US exports to Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 3,280.1 5.63 1,110.8195.29
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30.4 0.05 143.5-78.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 246.4 0.42 0.0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20.0 0.03 20.00.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 40.7-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 24.9 0.04 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33.6 0.06 384.9-91.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 183.5 0.31 132.039.01
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 509.3 0.87 1,453.3-64.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 25.1 0.04 0.0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14.2 0.02 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9.7 0.02 0.0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,117.1 5.35 6.051,852.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3.9 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 0.0 0.00 11.0-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 10.2 0.02 42.4-76.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8.8 0.02 66.8-86.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 135.5 0.23 414.7-67.34
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 5.6 0.01 8.1-30.93
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5.8 0.01 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 35.9 0.06 115.3-68.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 158.5 0.27 338.4-53.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7.0 0.01 54.8-87.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 49.8 0.09 14.5244.21
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0.0 0.00 122.7-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44.0 0.08 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 987.4 1.69 1,009.3-2.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 40.0 0.07 32.025.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 18.1-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 170.0 0.29 0.0
69 Ceramic products 144.5 0.25 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 9.8 0.02 221.7-95.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 34.7-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 28.7-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,215.8 2.09 1,660.7-26.79
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 479.3 0.82 4,641.5-89.67
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 3.7 0.01 0.0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46,260.5 79.39 24,272.890.59
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 4.6-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13.0 0.02 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 143.3 0.25 820.3-82.53
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 203.1 0.35 48.4319.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 18.5 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.0 0.03 0.0
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 609.1 1.05 777.4-21.65

US Imports from Benin

The major share of US imports from Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 97.17% of US total imports from Benin (88.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.66% of US total imports from Benin (1.83% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.36% of US total imports from Benin (2.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $2.7 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;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $0.0 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.

The largest declines in US imports from Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $0.2 million;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - 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;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $0.0 million.
US imports from Benin in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in Q4 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in Q4 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 25.5 0.45 18.835.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 5,449.3 95.36 2,709.9101.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0.0 0.00 14.5-100.00
10 Cereals 0.0 0.00 6.6-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16.2 0.28 18.9-14.17
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24.5 0.43 3.8547.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 37.6 0.66 0.0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0.0 0.00 39.4-100.00
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 20.4 0.36 42.9-52.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 1.3-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 38.0 0.66 57.7-34.12
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0.0 0.00 4.1-100.00
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 99.4 1.74 43.6128.26
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 3.7 0.07 180.8-97.94
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce