Benin - Country Commercial Guide
Market Opportunities

Overview of best prospect sectors, major infrastructure projects, significant government procurements and other business opportunities.

Last published date: 2021-09-29

While Benin’s domestic market remains small, the Port of Cotonou allows it to be a re-exporting country to landlocked neighbors and Nigeria, reaching markets with an estimated 255 million consumers.

U.S. companies have notable opportunities for export of electronic products, cosmetics, poultry, toiletries, telecommunications equipment, electrical power systems, transportation equipment, cotton industry equipment, cereals, meat and poultry, agricultural machinery, dredging machinery, vehicles, and construction equipment.

Presently, the Government of Benin has laid out its overall strategy for development in its Government Action Plan (https://beninrevele.bj/en).  Potential infrastructure projects include road, airport, and railway construction, housing, telecommunications and information technology, and energy.