Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

Benin

Benin ranked No. 136 in total trade value through February with a total of $47.84 million. Exports totaled $46.99 million and Imports totaled $843,704, a surplus of $46.15 million.

January – February 2019

Top Trading Ports

Total Trade: $47.84 million

RankPortTotal YTD
1Port of Baltimore, Md. $9,949,429
2Port of Jacksonville, Fla. $8,534,413
3Port of Galveston, Texas $4,443,429
4Port of Providence, R.I. $3,996,780
5Port of Oakland, Calif. $3,229,646
6Port of Wilmington, Dela. $2,710,317
7Port of Houston $2,494,046
8Port of New York $2,079,712
9Port of Savannah, Ga. $1,941,879
10Port of Boston $1,646,199

U.S. trade with Benin rose to $47.84 million through February

Benin’s trade with the United States rose to $47.84 million through the first two months of 2019, according to a WorldCity analysis of latest U.S. Census Bureau data. That’s 8.6 percent below its total trade during the same time period last year. Benin’s exports decreased 4.02 percent while imports fell 75 percent. The U.S. surplus with Benin was $46.15 million.

Through February, the top five among the nation’s airports, seaports and border crossings were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md.; No. 2 Port of Jacksonville, Fla.; No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas; No. 4 Port of Providence, R.I.; and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. During the same period the previous year, the top five were No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md. No. 2 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas No. 4 Port of Newark and No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif.. In the current time period, the top five accounted for 63.03 percent of Benin’s U.S. trade.

Among those top five:

  • Trade with No. 1 Port of Baltimore, Md. fell 28.83 percent to $9.95 million.
    Exports fell 28.83 percent to $9.95 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 2 Port of Jacksonville, Fla. fell 15.46 percent to $8.53 million.
    Exports fell 15.46 percent to $8.53 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 3 Port of Galveston, Texas fell 30.37 percent to $4.44 million.
    Exports fell 30.37 percent to $4.44 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 4 Port of Providence, R.I. rose 30.46 percent to $4 million.
    Exports rose 30.46 percent to $4 million. There were no imports.
  • Trade with No. 5 Port of Oakland, Calif. fell 12.8 percent to $3.23 million.
    Exports rose 32.3 percent to $2.96 million. Imports fell 81.61 percent to $269,546.

Benin ranked No. 136 among the United States’ top trade partners through the current period. In the same period one year ago, it ranked No. 132.

Meanwhile, total U.S. trade with the world increased to $650.55 billion, up 1.11 percent compared to the same period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.61 percent to $260.05 billion; imports climbed 0.14 percent to $390.5 billion. The nation’s top five countries so far this year, by value, are Mexico; Canada; China; Japan and Germany. The overall trade deficit was $130.45 billion, down compared to the same period of last year when the deficit was $136.53 billion.

The top five U.S. exports to Benin by value through February were the categories of Motor vehicles for transporting people; Motor vehicle parts; Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen; Wine; and Worn clothing, other worn textile articles, respectively. They accounted for 94.88 percent of total exports to Benin.

The value of the top five categories of U.S. imports from Benin –– Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts; Misc. live animals; and Salvage –– accounted for 100 percent of all inbound shipments.

Looking more closely at U.S. exports to Benin:

  • Motor vehicles for transporting people fell 8.54 percent compared to last year to $27.68 million.
  • Motor vehicle parts fell 14.74 percent compared to last year to $8.33 million.
  • Poultry, fresh, chilled or frozen rose 121.77 percent compared to last year to $5.08 million.
  • Wine rose 43.25 percent compared to last year to $2.94 million.
  • Worn clothing, other worn textile articles rose 106.85 percent compared to last year to $555,665.

Looking more closely at U.S. imports from Benin:

  • Coconuts, brazil nuts, cashew nuts fell 73.83 percent compared to last year to $838,471.
  • Misc. live animals fell 74.96 percent compared to last year to $4,510.
  • Salvage fell 73.86 percent compared to last year to $723.

In the latest annual figures available, Benin recorded $269.59 million in trade with the United States. At year’s end, its were Houston; Baltimore; Jacksonville/Tampa; New York City; and New Orleans. Total U.S. exports to Benin were $ 251.78 million and imports from Benin were $17.81 million. The U.S. surplus with Benin was $233.97 million.