Benin Benin

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

Benin, with a population of 12,451,031 people, it is ranked at 77º position by population of 196 countries and has a population density of 108 people per km2.

It's capital is Porto-Novo and its currency is West African CFA franc

Benin is holding the 128 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2021 was 7,468 millions of euros (8,838 millions of dollars), ( 49.94% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is €600 euros per inhabitant$710 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 0.525 points in 2021, leaving it in 166th place in the table of 191 countries published.

If the reason to visit Benin are business, you must know it's in the 149th 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
Annual GDP [+]2021€14,954M
Annual GDP [+]2021$17,699M
GDP per capita [+]2021€1,201
GDP per capita [+]2021$1,421
Debt (M.€.) [+]20217,468
Debt ($M) [+]20218,838
Debt (%GDP) [+]202149.94%
Debt Per Capita [+]2021€600
Debt Per Capita [+]2021$710
Deficit (M.€) [+]2021-854
Deficit ($M) [+]2021-1,010
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2021-5.71%
Expenditure (M.€) [+]20212,969.2
Expenditure ($M) [+]20213,514.1
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2019381.2
Education Expenditure ($M) [+]2019426.8
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201817.71%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]2017125.4
Gov. Health Exp.($M) [+]2017141.6
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]20174.58%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]202064.6
Defence Expenditure ($M) [+]202073.8
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20202.70%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]202119.86%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021€238
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2021$282
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2019€32
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2019$36
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017€8
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2017$9
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020€5
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2020$6
S&P Rating [+]11/01/2013NR
Fitch Rating [+]10/29/2021B+
Corruption Index [+]202243
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2019125º
Fragile States Index [+]201875.7
RTI Raking [+]09/28/2018117º
Innovation Ranking [+]2018121º
NMW [+]2021$72.1
Human Capital Ranking [+]2017105º
Doing Business [+]2020149º
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]201523.83
Annual arrivals [+]2018295,000
Exports [+]2021€3,115.0M
Exports [+]2021$3,684.1M
Exports % GDP [+]202120.83%
Imports [+]2021€3,955.3M
Imports [+]2021$4,677.9M
Imports % GDP [+]202126.45%
Trade balance [+]2021€-840.3M
Trade balance [+]2021$-993.9M
Trade balance % GDP [+]2021-5.62%
Density [+]2021108
Global Peace Ranking [+]2022105º
Remittance received ($M) [+]2017266.3
% Immigrant [+]20193.30%
% Emigrant [+]20195.64%
Birth Rate [+]202035.45‰
Remittance sent ($M) [+]2017801.3
Crude death rate [+]20208.57‰
Fertility Rate [+]20204.70
% risk of poverty [+]201938.5%
Population [+]202112,451,031
Immigrant stock [+]2019390,112
Emigrant stock [+]2019666,357
HDI [+]20210.525
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2022138º
Life expectancy [+]202062.08
Suicides [+]20151,017
Suicide rate [+]20159.61
Number of homicides [+]2017126
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20171.13
Energy and Environment
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20210.69
Annual crude oil production [+]20030
Crude Oil Reserves [+]20218.0
Consumption GWh [+]2021523
Generation GWh [+]2021241
COVID-19 - Deaths [+]02/01/2023163
COVID-19 - Confirmed [+]02/01/202327,989
Fully vaccinated [+]12/18/20222,742,837
COVID-19 - Deaths per million population [+]02/01/202313.09
Doses administered [+]12/18/20224,232,541