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AGOA Status: Benin is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.
U.S.-Benin Trade Facts
Benin is currently our 141st largest goods trading partner with $242 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $235 million; goods imports totaled $7 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Benin was $228 million in 2016.
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' 122nd largest goods export market in 2016.
U.S. goods exports to Benin in 2016 were $235 million, down 63% ($396 million) from 2015 but up 104% from 2006.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: vehicles ($152 million), machinery ($29 million), meat ($6 million), electrical machinery ($6 million), and cereals ($6 million).
- U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Benin totaled $20 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($6 million), rice ($6 million), pulses ($2 million), condiments & sauces ($2 million), and wine & beer ($948 thousand).
Benin was the United States' 174th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.
U.S. goods imports from Benin totaled $7 million in 2016, up 42% ($2 million) from 2015, and up 1,167% from 2006.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: edible fruit & nuts ($4 million), special other ($2 million), furniture and bedding ($100 thousand), live animals ($83 thousand), and wood and wood products ($71 thousand).
- U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Benin totaled $5 million in 2016. Leading categories include: tree nuts ($4 million), processed fruit & vegetables ($24 thousand), snack foods ($18 thousand), spices ($13 thousand), and other vegetable oils ($10 thousand).
- The U.S. goods trade surplus with Benin was $228 million in 2016, a 63.6% decrease ($398 million) over 2015.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Benin (stock) was $18 million in 2016, unchanged from 2015. 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.
NOTE: No services trade data with Benin are available.