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U.S.-Benin Trade Facts
AGOA Status: Benin is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.
Benin is currently our 138th largest goods trading partner with $268 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $250 million; goods imports totaled $18 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Benin was $232 million in 2017.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Benin supported an estimated 3 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
Benin was the United States' 119th largest goods export market in 2017.
U.S. goods exports to Benin in 2017 were $250 million, up 6.4% ($15 million) from 2016 but down 13.6% from 2007.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: vehicles ($173 million), meat (poultry) ($12 million), cereals (rice) ($11 million), mineral fuels ($11 million), and machinery ($6 million).
- U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Benin totaled $40 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($12 million), rice ($11 million), pulses ($4 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($3 million), and wine & beer ($3 million).
Benin was the United States' 158th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.
U.S. goods imports from Benin totaled $18 million in 2017, up 153.2% ($11 million) from 2016, and up 251.0% from 2007.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: edible fruit & nuts (cocoa, brazil, cashew)($16 million), artificial flowers, feather or down articles ($344 thousand), furniture and bedding ($342 thousand), live animals (live reptiles) ($271 thousand), and special other (returns) ($164 thousand).
- U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Benin totaled $16 million in 2017. The leading category is: tree nuts ($16 million).
- The U.S. goods trade surplus with Benin was $232 million in 2017, a 1.9% increase ($4 million) over 2016.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Benin (stock) was $2 million in 2017, unchanged from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Benin.
No data on Benin's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Benin FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Benin are available.