Benin - Country Commercial Guide
Medical Equipment

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country.  Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2021-09-29

Overview

Much of the medical equipment at Benin’s teaching hospital, CNHU, is obsolete and needs to be replaced.  Private clinics are growing and the need for medical equipment is increasing. Some of these clinics may opt for used medical equipment.

Leading Sub-Sectors

Opportunities for U.S. exporters may exist in new and used medical scanners, X-ray machines, and imaging equipment.  The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the lack of oxygen-related equipment, including ventilators, oxygen cannisters, pulse oximeters, medications, and personal protective equipment (PPE)..   The voltage used in Benin is 220 volts.

Opportunities

The Government of Benin plans to purchase new medical equipment, including for the first time two Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners for health facilities under its control, as part of its PAG.  Private clinics may be potential clients for used medical equipment.

Resources

Government of Benin: www.gouv.bj

Benin government’s PAG:  http://revealingbenin.com/en/

Export-Import Bank of United States of America (EXIM): https://www.exim.gov/products/special/africa/

United States Trade Development Agency: www.ustda.gov

https://marches-publics.bj/

Benincommercial@state.gov