Discusses the distribution network within the country from how products enter to final destination, including reliability and condition of distribution mechanisms, major distribution centers, ports, etc.
Last Published: 12/1/2016

Benin’s population is concentrated in the southern part of the country, particularly in greater Cotonou and surrounding areas. Retailers and their consumers typically clUSter in established public markets.  The wholesale sector is dominated by Lebanese, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, and Beninese businesses.  The Dantokpa market in Cotonou is one of the largest markets in West Africa. Re-export through Benin to Nigeria is a significant component of local commerce.

The Port of Cotonou is a major gateway to Nigeria and to landlocked countries such as Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, and Chad. Cargo arriving in the port is transported by road on trucks to various local and neighboring destinations.

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