Benin Balance of Trade  2003-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Benin recorded a trade deficit of 278.15 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2016. Balance of Trade in Benin averaged -151.52 CFA Franc Billion from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of -8.30 CFA Franc Billion in the second quarter of 2005 and a record low of -679.56 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2013.

Benin Balance of Trade
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Benin Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -379.80 -284.55 -8.30 -679.56 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Exports 29.75 42.71 177.14 0.80 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Imports 409.56 327.26 744.61 27.40 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account -884.91 -673.18 10.55 -884.91 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -15.10 -15.20 0.70 -29.75 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00 [+]

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Benin Balance of Trade Notes

Benin’s systemic trade deficit is the result of the country’s dependence on imports for energy needs and high value-added goods. Moreover, Benin’s exports of agricultural products such as cotton, cocoa and maze are highly vulnerable to the weather and price fluctuations. Main trading partner is China (20 percent of exports and 15 percent of imports). Others include: Thailand, Togo and India. This page provides the latest reported value for - Benin Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Benin Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-379.80 -284.55 -8.30 -679.56 2003 - 2016 CFA Franc Billion Quarterly



balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 3107.00 Mar/17
Brazil 6969.00 Apr/17
Canada -134.70 Mar/17
China 380.48 Apr/17
Euro Area 30899.90 Mar/17
France -5353.00 Mar/17
Germany 25385.00 Mar/17
India -13249.19 Apr/17
Indonesia 1238.30 Apr/17
Italy 5418.04 Mar/17
Japan 481.75 Apr/17
Mexico 616.79 Apr/17
Netherlands 6719.00 Mar/17
Russia 12598.00 Mar/17
South Korea 13254.00 Apr/17
Spain -1458000.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 1968.25 Apr/17
Turkey -4492.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -4900.00 Mar/17
United States -43706.00 Mar/17