Exports in Benin increased to 184.30 CFA Franc Billion in the second quarter of 2019 from 150.56 CFA Franc Billion in the first quarter of 2019. Exports in Benin averaged 62.48 CFA Franc Billion from 2003 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 184.30 CFA Franc Billion in the second quarter of 2019 and a record low of 0.80 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2004.

Exports in Benin is expected to be 163.48 CFA Franc Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Exports in Benin to stand at 155.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Benin Exports is projected to trend around 145.00 CFA Franc Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Benin Exports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
184.30 150.56 184.30 0.80 2003 - 2019 CFA Franc Billion Quarterly

Benin Exports
Benin exports mostly agricultural products. Cotton (40 percent of total exports) is the most important export followed by cocoa, maize and seafood. This lack of diversification makes the country’s trade highly vulnerable to weather conditions and price fluctuations. Benin’s main export partners are Nigeria (21 percent) and China (20 percent). Others include: India, Chad, Ghana, Thailand, Togo and Indonesia.

Benin Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -164.98 -363.77 -8.30 -679.56 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account -927.31 -808.84 10.55 -927.31 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -10.80 -11.20 0.66 -29.75 percent [+]
Imports 349.28 514.33 744.61 27.40 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Exports 184.30 150.56 184.30 0.80 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00 [+]


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