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GDP Mill. € [+]201533,862M.€chart7,476M.€2015GDP Mill. € [+]
GDP Mill.$ [+]201537,570M.$chart8,295M.$2015GDP Mill.$ [+]
GDP per capita [+]20154,962€chart687€2015GDP per capita [+]
GDP per capita [+]20155,506$chart762$2015GDP per capita [+]
Debt [+]201531,621 M.€chart3,899 M.€2016Debt [+]
Debt [+]201535,084 M.$chart4,315 M.$2016Debt [+]
Debt (%GDP) [+]201593.39%chart50.30%2016Debt (%GDP) [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20154,634 €chart349 €2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20155,142$chart386$2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Deficit [+]2015-1,383 M.€chart-471 M.€2016Deficit [+]
Deficit [+]2015-1,534 M.$chart-521 M.$2016Deficit [+]
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2015-4.08%chart-6.08%2016Deficit (%GDP) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20159,845.9chart1,647.72016Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]
Expenditure (M.$) [+]201510,924.1chart1,823.82016Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]1999378.1chart351.02014Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]1999403.0chart466.32014Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]199914.18%chart22.23%2014Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201413.68%chart9.55%2014Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]20151,458.6chart82.02015Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]20151,618.3chart90.92015Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201415.30%chart7.36%2013Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201529.08%chart21.26%2016Expenditure (%GDP) [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20151,443€chart148€2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20151,601$chart163$2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]199980€chart33€2014Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]199985$chart44$2014Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2014210€chart16€2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2014279$chart21$2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2015214€chart8€2015Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2015237$chart8$2015Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Moody's Rating [+]11/14/2016B1
S&P Rating [+]05/20/2013BB-NR11/01/2013S&P Rating [+]
B05/05/2011Fitch Rating [+]
Corruption Index [+]201648chart362016Corruption Index [+]
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201664ºchart122º2016Competitiveness Ranking [+]
Fragile States Index [+]201576.9chart78.82015Fragile States Index [+]
RTI Raking [+]10/01/2016106º
Innovation Ranking [+]201682ºchart121º2016Innovation Ranking [+]
Labour
Unemployment rate [+]2016Q415.8%
Human Capital Ranking [+]201576º
Markets
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]06/22/2017-0.47%
Prices
CPI (overall index) [+]April 20173.5%
Money Market
Key rates [+]06/19/20174.75%
Business
Doing Business [+]2017118ºchart155º2017Doing Business [+]
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2014160.30chart22.662014Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]
Taxes
Standard VAT [+]01/01/201116.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]201520.0%
Trade
Exports [+]20166,783.9 M.€chart1,223.3 M.€2016Exports [+]
Exports [+]20167,509.1 M.$chart1,354.1 M.$2016Exports [+]
Exports % GDP [+]201520.85%chart18.28%2015Exports % GDP [+]
Imports [+]201617,352.1 M.€chart2,033.4 M.€2016Imports [+]
Imports [+]201619,207.0 M.$chart2,250.7 M.$2016Imports [+]
Imports % GDP [+]201554.50%chart27.86%2015Imports % GDP [+]
Trade balance [+]2016-10,568.2 M.€chart-810.0 M.€2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance [+]2016-11,698.0 M.$chart-896.6 M.$2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance % GDP [+]2015-33.65%chart-9.59%2015Trade balance % GDP [+]
Socio-Demography
Density [+]201576chart972016Density [+]
Population [+]20156,824,000chart11,167,0002016Population [+]
Immigrant stock [+]20153,112,026chart245,3992015Immigrant stock [+]
Remittance received (M.$) [+]20155,348.3chart304.32015Remittance received (M.$) [+]
% Immigrant [+]201545.60%chart2.26%2015% Immigrant [+]
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]20152,695.7chart702.62015Remittance sent (M.$) [+]
Emigrant stock [+]2015699,719chart615,8522015Emigrant stock [+]
% Emigrant [+]201510.25%chart5.66%2015% Emigrant [+]
HDI [+]20140.748chart0.4802014HDI [+]
Global Peace Ranking [+]201795ºchart79º2017Global Peace Ranking [+]
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2016134ºchart127º2016Gender Gap Ranking [+]
Ranking [+]201585º
Birth Rate [+]201526.51‰chart35.59‰2015Birth Rate [+]
Fertility Rate [+]20153.37chart4.692015Fertility Rate [+]
Crude death rate [+]20153.84‰chart9.24‰2015Crude death rate [+]
Life expectancy [+]201574.20chart59.722015Life expectancy [+]
Number of homicides [+]2012161chart6332012Number of homicides [+]
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20122.3chart6.32012Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]
Environment and Energy
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20153.02chart0.532015CO2 Tons per capita [+]
  • Capital: Porto-Novo
  • Population: 11,167,000
  • Surface Area: 114,760 km2
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
  • Belongs to: ACP, ECOWAS, IMF, UN, AU