Imports in Benin decreased to 280.77 CFA Franc Billion in the second quarter of 2020 from 332.11 CFA Franc Billion in the first quarter of 2020.

Imports in Benin averaged 257.75 CFA Franc Billion from 2003 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 744.61 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2013 and a record low of 27.40 CFA Franc Billion in the second quarter of 2005. This page provides the latest reported value for - Benin Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Benin Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2020.

Imports in Benin is expected to be 460.00 CFA Franc Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Benin to stand at 460.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Benin Imports is projected to trend around 480.00 CFA Franc Billion in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Benin Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
280.77 332.11 744.61 27.40 2003 - 2020 CFA Franc Billion Quarterly

Benin Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -169.02 -170.91 -8.30 -679.56 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account -648.78 -531.00 10.55 -886.09 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.70 -6.00 0.66 -29.75 percent [+]
Imports 280.77 332.11 744.61 27.40 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Exports 111.75 161.20 185.16 0.80 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00 [+]

Benin Imports
Benin’s main imports are: fuel, food and capital equipment. Benin’s main import partner is France (18 percent of total imports) followed by China (15 percent). Others include: Togo, Ghana, Belgium and the United Kingdom.

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