• Capital: Porto-Novo
  • Population: 10,879,829
  • Surface Area: 114,760 km2
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
  • Belongs to: ACP, ECOWAS, IMF, UN, AU

Benin, is a country located at Western Africa, it has an area of 114,760 Km2,

Benin, with a population of 10,879,829 people, it is ranked at 81º position by population of 196 countries ant it has a moderate population density, 95 people per km2.

The capital is Porto-Novo and its currency is West African CFA franc

Benin is holding the 143 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2013 was 1,744 millions of euros2,316 millions of dollars, ( 25.42% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 169 € euros per inhabitant224$ dollars per inhabitant.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of Benin, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.480 points in 2014, leaving it in 166th place in the table of 187 countries published.

If the reason to visit Benin are business, you must know it's in the 158th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of Benin, if you want to see information about other countries click here

Benin Economy
GDP [+]20157,640 M.€
GDP [+]20158,476 M.$
GDP per capita [+]2015779$
GDP per capita [+]2015702€
Debt [+]20131,744 M.€
Debt [+]20132,316 M.$
Debt (%GDP) [+]201325.42%
Debt Per Capita [+]2013224$
Debt Per Capita [+]2013169 €
Deficit [+]2013-129 M.€
Deficit [+]2013-171 M.$
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2013-1.88%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20131,403.8
Expenditure (M.$) [+]20131,864.4
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2014345.7
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]2014459.2
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201422.23%
Gov. Health Exp.(M.$) [+]2014215.6
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]2014162.3
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]20149.55%
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]201590.9
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]201581.9
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20137.36%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201320.46%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2013181$
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2013136€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201433€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201443$
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201415€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201420$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20158$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20158€
S&P Rating [+]11/01/2013NR
Fitch Rating [+]05/05/2011B
Corruption Index [+]201537
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2016122º
Fragile States Index [+]201578.8
Doing Business [+]2016158º
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]201422.64
Exports [+]20151,831.3 M.€
Exports [+]20152,031.8 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]201523.97%
Imports [+]20152,729.0 M.€
Imports [+]20153,027.8 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]201535.72%
Trade balance [+]2015-897.7 M.€
Trade balance [+]2015-996.0 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]2015-11.75%
Crude death rate [+]20149.36‰
Population [+]201510,879,829
Density [+]201595
HDI [+]20140.480
Global Peace Ranking [+]201672º
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2015129º
Birth Rate [+]201436.01‰
Fertility Rate [+]20144.77
Life expectancy [+]201459.51
Number of homicides [+]2012633
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20126.3