Benin shipped 100 tonnes of tomatoes in 2018. Across 2018 alone, the demand for the vegetables category has gone down, changing by -2739 per cent in comparison to the year 2017. Between 2015 and 2018, tomatoes exports went up by 53 %, bringing the country $0.13m in 2018, alone. The average export market price for tomatoes in Benin was USD$1.94 per kilogram in 2018. The tomatoes exports are categorised as:

  • Tomatoes, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (excluding whole or in pieces) (HS code 200290)
  • Tomatoes, whole or in pieces, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid (HS code 200210)
  • Tomatoes, fresh or chilled (HS code 070200)

The yearly growth in the quantity of Benin tomatoes between 2015 and 2018 was 53 percent when compared to the growth rate between 2017 and 2018. Benin's share of the world's total tomatoes exports in 2018 was less than 1%.

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Benin tomatoes export quantities


In 2018, Benin exported tomatoes worth 0.13m USD, an increase of -1753.85% from 2017's total tomatoes exports value of 2.41m USD. The annual growth value of Benin tomatoes between 2017 to 2018 was %.


Current top 10 market destinations for Benin tomatoes ( in '000$ )

Benin's top export markets for tomatoes are Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, Togo and Guinea. Other promising export markets for Benin tomatoes in the African continent are Ghana, Nigeria, Niger and Togo.


Recommended high demand alternative crops to Benin tomatoes ( in '000$ )