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Benin  

  • Capital: Porto-Novo
  • Population: 10,872,298
  • 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 10,872,298 people, it is ranked at 82º 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 141 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2016 was 3,896 millions of euros4,313 millions of dollars, ( 50.27% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 358€ euros per inhabitant397$ 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 0.485 points in 2015, leaving it in 167th place in the table of 188 countries published.

If the reason to visit Benin are business, you must know it's in the 155th 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
Government
GDP Mill. € [+]20167,754M.€
GDP Mill.$ [+]20168,583M.$
GDP per capita [+]2016713€
GDP per capita [+]2016789$
Debt [+]20163,896
Debt [+]20164,313
Debt (%GDP) [+]201650.27%
Debt Per Capita [+]2016358€
Debt Per Capita [+]2016397$
Deficit [+]2016-458
Deficit [+]2016-507
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2016-5.91%
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20161,647.7
Expenditure (M.$) [+]20161,823.8
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2015326.0
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]2015361.6
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201517.48%
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]20149.55%
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]201688.6
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]201698.1
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20137.36%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201621.26%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2016152€
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2016168$
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. [+]20168€
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20169$
S&P Rating [+]11/01/2013NR
Fitch Rating [+]05/05/2011B
Corruption Index [+]201636
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2017120º
Fragile States Index [+]201578.8
Innovation Ranking [+]2016121º
Business
Doing Business [+]2017155º
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]201523.83
Trade
Exports [+]20161,223.3 M.€
Exports [+]20161,354.1 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]201615.78%
Imports [+]20162,033.4 M.€
Imports [+]20162,250.7 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]201626.22%
Trade balance [+]2016-810.0 M.€
Trade balance [+]2016-896.6 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]2016-10.45%
Socio-Demography
Density [+]201695
Population [+]201610,872,298
Immigrant stock [+]2015245,399
Remittance received (M.$) [+]2015304.3
% Immigrant [+]20152.32%
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]2015702.6
Emigrant stock [+]2015615,852
% Emigrant [+]20155.82%
HDI [+]20150.485
Global Peace Ranking [+]201779º
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2016127º
Birth Rate [+]201535.59‰
Fertility Rate [+]20154.69
Crude death rate [+]20159.24‰
Life expectancy [+]201559.72
Number of homicides [+]2015654
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20156.0
Environment and Energy
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20150.53