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GDP Mill. € [+]2016577,845M.€chart7,754M.€2016GDP Mill. € [+]
GDP Mill.$ [+]2016639,617M.$chart8,583M.$2016GDP Mill.$ [+]
GDP per capita [+]201617,903€chart713€2016GDP per capita [+]
GDP per capita [+]201619,817$chart789$2016GDP per capita [+]
Debt [+]201671,436 M.€chart3,899 M.€2016Debt [+]
Debt [+]201679,073 M.$chart4,315 M.$2016Debt [+]
Debt (%GDP) [+]201612.36%chart50.30%2016Debt (%GDP) [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20162,213 €chart359 €2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20162,449$chart397$2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Deficit [+]2016-97,692 M.€chart-471 M.€2016Deficit [+]
Deficit [+]2016-108,136 M.$chart-521 M.$2016Deficit [+]
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2016-16.90%chart-6.08%2016Deficit (%GDP) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]2016224,927.8chart1,647.72016Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]
Expenditure (M.$) [+]2016248,972.6chart1,823.82016Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]200818,150.5chart326.02015Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]200826,695.8chart361.62015Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]200819.26%chart17.48%2015Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]20148.21%chart9.55%2014Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]201656,916.5chart88.62016Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]201663,000.9chart98.12016Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]
7.36%2013Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201638.92%chart21.26%2016Expenditure (%GDP) [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20166,969€chart152€2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20167,714$chart168$2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2008704€chart31€2015Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]20081,035$chart34$2015Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2014646€chart16€2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2014858$chart21$2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20161,763€chart8€2016Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20161,952$chart9$2016Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Moody's Rating [+]05/14/2016A1
S&P Rating [+]02/17/2016A-NR11/01/2013S&P Rating [+]
Fitch Rating [+]03/22/2017A+B05/05/2011Fitch Rating [+]
Corruption Index [+]201646chart362016Corruption Index [+]
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201625ºchart122º2016Competitiveness Ranking [+]
Fragile States Index [+]201571.6chart78.82015Fragile States Index [+]
Innovation Ranking [+]201649ºchart121º2016Innovation Ranking [+]
Labour
Unemployment rate [+]2016Q25.6%
Unemployed [+]2016Q2699 m.
NMW [+]2013800.0 $
NMW [+]2013606.8 €
Human Capital Ranking [+]201585º
Markets
Euro / Saudi riyals [+]08/21/20174.4104
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]08/23/20170.74%
Business
Doing Business [+]201794ºchart155º2017Doing Business [+]
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2014202.79chart22.662014Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]
Taxes
Standard VAT [+]01/01/20130%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]20120%
Trade
Exports [+]2016158,025.9 M.€chart1,223.3 M.€2016Exports [+]
Exports [+]2016174,918.9 M.$chart1,354.1 M.$2016Exports [+]
Exports % GDP [+]201627.35%chart15.78%2016Exports % GDP [+]
Imports [+]2016125,928.4 M.€chart2,033.4 M.€2016Imports [+]
Imports [+]2016139,390.1 M.$chart2,250.7 M.$2016Imports [+]
Imports % GDP [+]201621.79%chart26.22%2016Imports % GDP [+]
Trade balance [+]201632,097.5 M.€chart-810.0 M.€2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance [+]201635,528.8 M.$chart-896.6 M.$2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance % GDP [+]20165.55%chart-10.45%2016Trade balance % GDP [+]
Socio-Demography
Density [+]201615chart952016Density [+]
Population [+]201632,275,687chart10,872,2982016Population [+]
Immigrant stock [+]201510,185,945chart245,3992015Immigrant stock [+]
Remittance received (M.$) [+]2015293.3chart304.32015Remittance received (M.$) [+]
% Immigrant [+]201532.84%chart2.32%2015% Immigrant [+]
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]201546,962.2chart702.62015Remittance sent (M.$) [+]
Emigrant stock [+]2015270,029chart615,8522015Emigrant stock [+]
% Emigrant [+]20150.87%chart5.82%2015% Emigrant [+]
HDI [+]20150.847chart0.4852015HDI [+]
Global Peace Ranking [+]2017133ºchart79º2017Global Peace Ranking [+]
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2016141ºchart127º2016Gender Gap Ranking [+]
Birth Rate [+]201519.69‰chart35.59‰2015Birth Rate [+]
Fertility Rate [+]20152.71chart4.692015Fertility Rate [+]
Crude death rate [+]20153.42‰chart9.24‰2015Crude death rate [+]
Life expectancy [+]201574.49chart59.722015Life expectancy [+]
Number of homicides [+]2015472chart6542015Number of homicides [+]
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20151.5chart6.02015Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]
Environment and Energy
CO2 Tons per capita [+]201516.03chart0.532015CO2 Tons per capita [+]
  • Capital: Porto-Novo
  • Population: 10,872,298
  • Surface Area: 114,760 km2
  • Currency: West African CFA franc
  • Belongs to: ACP, ECOWAS, IMF, UN, AU