In contrast to the financial crisis of 2008, the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic has directly affected the real economy by shutting down the labour market and bilateral trade in most of the world’s countries. This led to a freeze in global markets and a collapse of global economic activity. In the most affected countries by the pandemic, the resulting economic consequences are significant. Paradoxically, countries with relatively small numbers of victims, such as Benin, are also expecting a sharp slowdown in the dynamics of their economies. Through this study, we will map the transmission channels of the crisis to the beninese economy.