Benin - Tariff rate, applied, weighted mean, all products (%)

Tariff rate, applied, weighted mean, all products (%) in Benin was 11.57 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 15 years was 17.22 in 2015, while its lowest value was 10.64 in 2014.

Definition: Weighted mean applied tariff is the average of effectively applied rates weighted by the product import shares corresponding to each partner country. Data are classified using the Harmonized System of trade at the six- or eight-digit level. Tariff line data were matched to Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3 codes to define commodity groups and import weights. To the extent possible, specific rates have been converted to their ad valorem equivalent rates and have been included in the calculation of weighted mean tariffs. Import weights were calculated using the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. Effectively applied tariff rates at the six- and eight-digit product level are averaged for products in each commodity group. When the effectively applied rate is unavailable, the most favored nation rate is used instead.

Source: World Bank staff estimates using the World Integrated Trade Solution system, based on data from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's Trade Analysis and Information System (TRAINS) database and the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Integrate

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Year Value
2001 12.62
2002 12.70
2003 12.58
2004 12.60
2005 13.01
2006 11.57
2007 16.48
2008 11.96
2009 11.87
2010 11.84
2011 11.15
2012 11.15
2013 15.60
2014 10.64
2015 17.22
2016 11.57

Periodicity: Annual


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Tariffs