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GDP Mill. € [+]20169,545M.€chart7,754M.€2016GDP Mill. € [+]
GDP Mill.$ [+]201610,565M.$chart8,583M.$2016GDP Mill.$ [+]
GDP per capita [+]20163,196€chart713€2016GDP per capita [+]
GDP per capita [+]20163,538$chart789$2016GDP per capita [+]
Debt [+]20165,107chart3,8962016Debt [+]
Debt [+]20165,652chart4,3132016Debt [+]
Debt (%GDP) [+]201653.49%chart50.27%2016Debt (%GDP) [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20161,710€chart358€2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20161,893$chart397$2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Deficit [+]2016-537chart-4582016Deficit [+]
Deficit [+]2016-594chart-5072016Deficit [+]
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2016-5.62%chart-5.91%2016Deficit (%GDP) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20162,577.7chart1,647.72016Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]
Expenditure (M.$) [+]20162,853.3chart1,823.82016Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2015267.6chart326.02015Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]2015296.9chart361.62015Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201510.66%chart17.48%2015Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]20147.04%chart9.55%2014Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]2016390.4chart88.62016Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]2016432.1chart98.12016Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201516.90%chart7.36%2013Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201627.00%chart21.26%2016Expenditure (%GDP) [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2016863€chart152€2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2016956$chart168$2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201589€chart31€2015Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201599$chart34$2015Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201456€chart16€2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201475$chart21$2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2016131€chart8€2016Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]2016145$chart9$2016Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Moody's Rating [+]03/18/2016B1
NR11/01/2013S&P Rating [+]
Fitch Rating [+]06/30/2017B+B05/05/2011Fitch Rating [+]
Corruption Index [+]201633chart362016Corruption Index [+]
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201773ºchart120º2017Competitiveness Ranking [+]
Fragile States Index [+]201569.7chart78.82015Fragile States Index [+]
RTI Raking [+]10/01/201637º
Innovation Ranking [+]201660ºchart121º2016Innovation Ranking [+]
Labour
Unemployment rate [+]2017Q119.0%
Unemployed [+]2017Q1228 m.
NMW [+]2014163.1 $
NMW [+]2014118.2 €
Human Capital Ranking [+]201543º
Markets
Euro / Dram [+]12/14/2017570.6500
Prices
CPI (overall index) [+]October 20171.2%
Money Market
Key rates [+]02/14/20176.00%
Business
Doing Business [+]201847ºchart151º2018Doing Business [+]
23.832015Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]
Taxes
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200620.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]201636.0%
Trade
Exports [+]20161,610.7 M.€chart1,223.3 M.€2016Exports [+]
Exports [+]20161,782.9 M.$chart1,354.1 M.$2016Exports [+]
Exports % GDP [+]201616.88%chart15.78%2016Exports % GDP [+]
Imports [+]20162,974.6 M.€chart2,033.4 M.€2016Imports [+]
Imports [+]20163,292.6 M.$chart2,250.7 M.$2016Imports [+]
Imports % GDP [+]201631.17%chart26.22%2016Imports % GDP [+]
Trade balance [+]2016-1,363.9 M.€chart-810.0 M.€2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance [+]2016-1,509.7 M.$chart-896.6 M.$2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance % GDP [+]2016-14.29%chart-10.45%2016Trade balance % GDP [+]
Socio-Demography
Density [+]2016100chart952016Density [+]
Population [+]20162,986,151chart10,872,2982016Population [+]
Immigrant stock [+]2015191,199chart245,3992015Immigrant stock [+]
Remittance received (M.$) [+]20161,382.3chart207.12016Remittance received (M.$) [+]
% Immigrant [+]20156.38%chart2.32%2015% Immigrant [+]
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]2016209.4chart734.22016Remittance sent (M.$) [+]
Emigrant stock [+]2015937,299chart615,8522015Emigrant stock [+]
% Emigrant [+]201531.26%chart5.82%2015% Emigrant [+]
HDI [+]20150.743chart0.4852015HDI [+]
Global Peace Ranking [+]2017112ºchart79º2017Global Peace Ranking [+]
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2016102ºchart127º2016Gender Gap Ranking [+]
Ranking [+]201543º
Birth Rate [+]201613.60‰chart37.43‰2015Birth Rate [+]
Fertility Rate [+]20151.62chart5.052015Fertility Rate [+]
Crude death rate [+]20169.40‰chart9.32‰2015Crude death rate [+]
Life expectancy [+]201575.10chart60.582015Life expectancy [+]
Crude marriage rate [+]20116.00‰
Crude divorce rate [+]20151.20‰
Number of homicides [+]201574chart6542015Number of homicides [+]
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20152.45chart6.012015Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]
Environment and Energy
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20151.54chart0.532015CO2 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