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Government
Qu. GDP Per Capita € [+]2017Q21,416€
GDP Mill. € [+]2016266,436M.€chart7,754M.€2016GDP Mill. € [+]
GDP Mill.$ [+]2016294,900M.$chart8,583M.$2016GDP Mill.$ [+]
GDP per capita [+]20164,790€chart713€2016GDP per capita [+]
GDP per capita [+]20165,302$chart789$2016GDP per capita [+]
Quat. GDP Mill.€ [+]2017Q278,735M.€
Debt [+]2016137,780chart3,8962016Debt [+]
Debt [+]2016152,509chart4,3132016Debt [+]
Debt (%GDP) [+]201651.70%chart50.27%2016Debt (%GDP) [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20162,477€chart358€2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Debt Per Capita [+]20162,742$chart397$2016Debt Per Capita [+]
Deficit [+]2016-10,614chart-4582016Deficit [+]
Deficit [+]2016-11,749chart-5072016Deficit [+]
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2016-3.98%chart-5.91%2016Deficit (%GDP) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]201687,611.8chart1,647.72016Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]
Expenditure (M.$) [+]201696,977.5chart1,823.82016Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]201415,919.7chart326.02015Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]201421,170.7chart361.62015Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201419.13%chart17.48%2015Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]201411,184.2
Gov. Health Exp.(M.$) [+]19984,938.4
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201414.23%chart9.55%2014Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]20162,858.0chart88.62016Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]20163,163.3chart98.12016Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]20153.07%chart7.36%2013Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201632.88%chart21.26%2016Expenditure (%GDP) [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20161,575€chart152€2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Expenditure Per Capita [+]20161,744$chart168$2016Expenditure Per Capita [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2014295€chart31€2015Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Education Expenditure P.C [+]2014393$chart34$2015Education Expenditure P.C [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]2014207€chart16€2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]1998113$chart21$2014Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]201651€chart8€2016Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]201657$chart9$2016Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]
Moody's Rating [+]06/09/2017Baa3
S&P Rating [+]04/03/2017BB+NR11/01/2013S&P Rating [+]
Fitch Rating [+]06/01/2017BB+B05/05/2011Fitch Rating [+]
Corruption Index [+]201645chart362016Corruption Index [+]
Competitiveness Ranking [+]201761ºchart120º2017Competitiveness Ranking [+]
Fragile States Index [+]201567.0chart78.82015Fragile States Index [+]
RTI Raking [+]10/01/201620º
Innovation Ranking [+]201654ºchart121º2016Innovation Ranking [+]
Labour
Unemployment Rate [+]March 201626.7%
Unemployment rate [+]2017Q227.6%
Unemployed [+]2017Q26,201 m.
NMW [+]2013291.6 $
NMW [+]2013221.4 €
Human Capital Ranking [+]201592º
Markets
Euro / South African rands [+]10/18/201715.8999
Stock ExchangeYTD % [+]10/18/201717.87%
Prices
CPI (overall index) [+]September 2017-16.1%
Money Market
Key rates [+]03/18/20167.00%
Business
Doing Business [+]201774ºchart155º2017Doing Business [+]
Motor vehicle production [+]2016599,004
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]2015175.35chart23.832015Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]
Taxes
Standard VAT [+]01/01/200614.00%
Top tax rate + SSC [+]201641.0%
Trade
Exports [+]201667,839.0 M.€chart1,223.3 M.€2016Exports [+]
Exports [+]201675,091.0 M.$chart1,354.1 M.$2016Exports [+]
Exports % GDP [+]201625.46%chart15.78%2016Exports % GDP [+]
Imports [+]201682,735.7 M.€chart2,033.4 M.€2016Imports [+]
Imports [+]201691,580.2 M.$chart2,250.7 M.$2016Imports [+]
Imports % GDP [+]201631.05%chart26.22%2016Imports % GDP [+]
Trade balance [+]2016-14,896.7 M.€chart-810.0 M.€2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance [+]2016-16,489.2 M.$chart-896.6 M.$2016Trade balance [+]
Trade balance % GDP [+]2016-5.59%chart-10.45%2016Trade balance % GDP [+]
Socio-Demography
Density [+]201646chart952016Density [+]
Population [+]201655,620,000chart10,872,2982016Population [+]
Immigrant stock [+]20153,142,511chart245,3992015Immigrant stock [+]
Remittance received (M.$) [+]2015825.3chart304.32015Remittance received (M.$) [+]
% Immigrant [+]20155.74%chart2.32%2015% Immigrant [+]
Remittance sent (M.$) [+]20152,453.1chart702.62015Remittance sent (M.$) [+]
Emigrant stock [+]2015841,120chart615,8522015Emigrant stock [+]
% Emigrant [+]20151.54%chart5.82%2015% Emigrant [+]
HDI [+]20150.666chart0.4852015HDI [+]
Global Peace Ranking [+]2017123ºchart79º2017Global Peace Ranking [+]
Gender Gap Ranking [+]201615ºchart127º2016Gender Gap Ranking [+]
Ranking [+]201578º
Birth Rate [+]201520.42‰chart35.59‰2015Birth Rate [+]
Fertility Rate [+]20152.34chart4.692015Fertility Rate [+]
Crude death rate [+]201512.41‰chart9.24‰2015Crude death rate [+]
Life expectancy [+]201557.44chart59.722015Life expectancy [+]
Number of homicides [+]201518,673chart6542015Number of homicides [+]
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]201534.3chart6.02015Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]
Environment and Energy
CO2 Tons per capita [+]20157.66chart0.532015CO2 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