Exports in Benin increased to 147.15 CFA Franc Billion in the first quarter of 2018 from 82.05 CFA Franc Billion in the fourth quarter of 2017. Exports in Benin averaged 53.92 CFA Franc Billion from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 177.14 CFA Franc Billion in the second quarter of 2014 and a record low of 0.80 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2004.

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Benin Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -190.39 -407.78 -8.30 -679.56 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account -808.74 -744.72 10.55 -884.91 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.00 -9.60 0.66 -29.75 percent [+]
Imports 337.54 489.83 744.61 27.40 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Exports 147.15 82.05 177.14 0.80 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00 [+]

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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. This page provides the latest reported value for - Benin Exports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Benin Exports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
147.15 82.05 177.14 0.80 2003 - 2018 CFA Franc Billion Quarterly




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