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

Benin, with a population of 11,175,692 people, it is ranked at 81º position by population of 196 countries ant it has a moderate population density, 97 people per km2.

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

Benin is holding the 141 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2016 was 3,850 millions of euros4,262 millions of dollars, ( 49.68% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 355€ euros per inhabitant393$ 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 0.515 points in 2017, leaving it in 163th place in the table of 189 countries published.

If the reason to visit Benin are business, you must know it's in the 153th 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
Comptes nationaux - Government
Annual GDP [+]20178,232M.€
Annual GDP [+]20179,300M.$
GDP per capita [+]2017737€
GDP per capita [+]2017832$
Debt [+]20163,850
Debt [+]20164,262
Debt (%GDP) [+]201649.68%
Debt Per Capita [+]2016355€
Debt Per Capita [+]2016393$
Deficit (M.€) [+]2016-458
Deficit (M.$) [+]2016-507
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2016-5.91%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]20161,647.5
Expenditure (M.$) [+]20161,823.7
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2015326.0
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]2015361.6
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201517.48%
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]20149.55%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]2017100.1
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]2017113.1
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20175.18%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201621.26%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2016152€
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2016168$
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201531€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201534$
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201416€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201421$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20179€
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]201710$
S&P Rating [+]11/01/2013NR
Fitch Rating [+]05/05/2011B
Corruption Index [+]201739
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2018123º
Fragile States Index [+]201578.8
Innovation Ranking [+]2017116º
Human Capital Ranking [+]2016113º
Doing Business [+]2019153º
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]201523.88
Exports [+]20171,864.9 M.€
Exports [+]20172,106.8 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]201722.65%
Imports [+]20172,605.0 M.€
Imports [+]20172,942.8 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]201731.64%
Trade balance [+]2017-740.0 M.€
Trade balance [+]2017-836.0 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]2017-8.99%
Density [+]201797
Population [+]201711,175,692
Immigrant stock [+]2017253,284
Remittance received (M.$) [+]2017266.3
% Immigrant [+]20172.27%
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]2017801.3
Emigrant stock [+]2017627,997
% Emigrant [+]20175.62%
HDI [+]20170.515
Global Peace Ranking [+]201869º
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2016127º
Birth Rate [+]201637.03‰
Fertility Rate [+]20164.98
Crude death rate [+]20169.17‰
Life expectancy [+]201660.91
Number of homicides [+]2015654
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20156.01
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20160.60