This page displays a table with Benin Imports By Category in U.S. dollars, according to the United Nations COMTRADE database on international trade.



Benin Imports By Category Value Year
Cereals $662.95M 2021
Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products $425.43M 2021
Vehicles other than railway, tramway $312.45M 2021
Machinery, nuclear reactors, boilers $162.38M 2021
Electrical, electronic equipment $147.65M 2021
Pharmaceutical products $146.51M 2021
Iron and steel $142.33M 2021
Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatics invertebrates $114.08M 2021
Meat and edible meat offal $109.17M 2021
Animal, vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products $80.18M 2021
Salt, sulphur, earth, stone, plaster, lime and cement $69.88M 2021
Articles of iron or steel $64.75M 2021
Milling products, malt, starches, inlin, wheat gluten $58.47M 2021
Plastics $53.93M 2021
Fertilizers $52.26M 2021
Other made textile articles, sets, worn clothing $46.63M 2021
Cereal, flour, starch, milk preparations and products $46.36M 2021
Miscellaneous chemical products $39.98M 2021
Sugars and sugar confectionery $33.95M 2021
Paper and paperboard, articles of pulp, paper and board $32.74M 2021
Ceramic products $26.72M 2021
Ships, boats, and other floating structures $25.35M 2021
Cotton $24.39M 2021
Miscellaneous edible preparations $22.08M 2021
Beverages, spirits and vinegar $21.75M 2021
Furniture, lighting signs, prefabricated buildings $20.17M 2021
Aluminum $19.91M 2021
Optical, photo, technical, medical apparatus $18.81M 2021
Vegetable, fruit, nut food preparations $18.68M 2021
Rubbers $14.94M 2021
Essential oils, perfumes, cosmetics, toileteries $11.77M 2021
Soaps, lubricants, waxes, candles, modelling pastes $11.23M 2021
Dairy products, eggs, honey, edible products $10.10M 2021
Tanning, dyeing extracts, tannins, derivatives, pigments $8.66M 2021
Glass and glassware $8.21M 2021
Footwear, gaiters and the like, $8.09M 2021
Manmade staple fibers $7.46M 2021
Organic chemicals $7.15M 2021
Miscellaneous articles of base metal $7.12M 2021
Meat, fish and seafood preparations $7.03M 2021
Products of animal origin $6.61M 2021
Residues, wastes of food industry, animal fodder $6.00M 2021
Miscellanneous manufactured articles $5.60M 2021
Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials $5.40M 2021
Tools, implements, cutlery of base metal $5.06M 2021
Wood and articles of wood, wood charcoal $4.81M 2021
Inorganic chemicals, precious metal compound, isotope $4.76M 2021
Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers $4.48M 2021
Manmade filaments $3.47M 2021
Explosives, pyrotechnics, matches, pyrophorics $2.85M 2021
Oil seed, oleagic fruits, grain, seed, fruits $2.73M 2021
Articles of leather, animal gut, harness, travel good $2.66M 2021
Printed books, newspapers, pictures $2.60M 2021
Toys, games, sports requisites $2.38M 2021
Ores slag and ash $2.24M 2021
Albuminoids, modified starches, glues, enzymes $2.20M 2021
Articles of apparel, not knit or crocheted $2.00M 2021
Wadding, felt, nonwovens, yarns, twine, cordage $1.75M 2021
Tobacco and manufactures tobacco substitutes $1.70M 2021
Railway, tramway locomotives, rolling stock, equipment $1.69M 2021
Headgear and $1.64M 2021
Cocoa and cocoa preparations $1.47M 2021
Edible fruits, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons $1.33M 2021
Copper $1.27M 2021
Articles of apparel, knit or crocheted $1.11M 2021
Impregnated, coated or laminated textile fabric $1.01M 2021
Carpets and other textile floor coverings $818.84K 2021
Coffee, tea, mate and spices $776.40K 2021
Special woven or tufted fabric, lace, tapestry $627.66K 2021
Bird skin, feathers, artificial flowers, human hair $545.67K 2021
Lac, gums, resins $544.67K 2021
Live animals $468.67K 2021
Photographic or cinematographic goods $365.51K 2021
Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather $211.28K 2021
Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques $188.92K 2021
Umbrellas, walking-sticks, seat-sticks, whips $184.24K 2021
Vegetable textile fibers not specified elsewhere, paper yarn, woven fabric $170.84K 2021
Musical instruments, parts and accessories $114.18K 2021
Arms and ammunition, parts and accessories $106.24K 2021
Pearls, precious stones, metals, coins $102.34K 2021
Clocks and watches $99.88K 2021
Knitted or crocheted fabric $87.78K 2021
Wool, animal hair, horsehair yarn and fabric $60.4K 2021
Manufacturers of plaiting material, basketwork $48.69K 2021
Live trees, plants, bulbs, roots, cut flowers $30.93K 2021
Vegetable plaiting materials, vegetable products $29.23K 2021
Zinc $27.83K 2021
Aircraft, spacecraft $19.19K 2021
Pulp of wood, fibrous cellulosic material, waste $14.94K 2021
Nickel $5.20K 2021
Lead $2.53K 2021
Tin $2.12K 2021
Cork and articles of cork $1.53K 2021
Silk $1.46K 2021




Benin Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -310.10 -328.51 240.72 -667.42 XOF Billion [+]
Current Account -273.97 -575.59 10.55 -885.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.50 -1.70 0.66 -29.75 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 495.34 505.16 731.00 27.40 XOF Billion [+]
Exports 185.24 176.65 601.50 0.80 XOF Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 3.16 1.90 3.16 0.00 Points [+]