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Benin

Benin ( (listen) ben-EEN, bin-EEN; French: Bénin [benɛ̃]), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin) (formerly known as Dahomey), is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, Burkina Faso to the north-west, and Niger to the north-east. The majority of its population lives on the small southern coastline of the Bight of Benin, part of the Gulf of Guinea in the northernmost tropical portion of the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Benin is Porto-Novo, but the seat of government is in Cotonou, the country's largest city and economic capital. Benin covers an area of 114,763 square kilometres (44,310 sq mi) and its population in 2018 was estimated to be approximately 11.49 million. Benin is a tropical nation, highly dependent on agriculture, and is a large exporter of cotton and palm oil. Substantial employment and income arise from subsistence farming.The official language of Benin is French, with several indigenous languages such as Fon, Bariba, Yoruba and Dendi also being commonly spoken. The largest religious group in Benin is Roman Catholicism, followed closely by Islam, Vodun (commonly referred to as Voodoo outside the country) and Protestantism.... [More]
  • Last : 40,845.2
  • High : 43,489.6
  • Low : 40,581.9
  • Max Fluctuation : 650.7
  • Max Fluctuation % : 5.93%
  • Open : 43,279.9
  • Time : 06:31:46
  • Yesterday : 42,946.8
  • Change % : 5.15%
  • Change : 2,101.6
  • Last : 1,867.24
  • High : 1,871.31
  • Low : 1,866.92
  • Max Fluctuation : 1.02
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.01%
  • Open : 1,869.88
  • Time : 06:30:54
  • Yesterday : 1,869.82
  • Change % : 0.14%
  • Change : 2.58
  • Last : 64.78
  • High : 65.61
  • Low : 64.78
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.13
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.56%
  • Open : 65.61
  • Time : 06:30:54
  • Yesterday : 65.64
  • Change % : 1.33%
  • Change : 0.86
  • Last : 0.8181
  • High : 0.8184
  • Low : 0.8177
  • Max Fluctuation : -
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  • Open : 0.818
  • Time : 06:30:14
  • Yesterday : 0.818
  • Change % : 0.01%
  • Change : 0.0001

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-284.82 20 Dec -258 -680 : -8.3 Quarterly Dec/20

CPI Transportation

105.00 21 Mar 105 91.2 : 140 Monthly

Capacity Utilization

0 20 Dec 71.3 46.9 : 81.6 Quarterly

Competitiveness Index

0 19 Dec 44.4 3.42 : 45.82 Yearly

Competitiveness Rank

0 19 Dec 123 103 : 130 Yearly

Consumer Price Index Cpi

103.20 21 Mar 102 88.7 : 105 Monthly

Coronavirus Cases

0 21 May 7995 0 : 7995 Daily May/21

Coronavirus Deaths

0 21 May 100 0 : 101 Daily May/21

Coronavirus Recovered

0 21 May 7652 0 : 7797 Daily May/21

Corruption Index

0 20 Dec 41 25 : 41 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 20 Dec 80 77 : 121 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

0 21 Mar 97.7 96.6 : 119 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 21 May : Monthly 31

Currency

534.25 21 May 537 415 : 632 Daily

Current Account

0 19 Dec -649 -886 : 10.55 Yearly

Current Account to GDP

-5.50 20 Dec -4 -29.75 : 0.66 Yearly Dec/20

Deposit Interest Rate

6.49 17 Dec 6.93 6.49 : 8.58 Yearly %

Ease of Doing Business

0 19 Dec 153 149 : 175 Yearly

Exports

94.83 20 Dec 115 0.8 : 185 Quarterly

Food Inflation

1.20 21 Mar -2.5 -6.7 : 14.86 Monthly

GDP

14.39 19 Dec 14.25 0.23 : 14.39 Yearly

GDP Annual Growth Rate

3.40 20 Dec 1.6 -4.9 : 9.95 Quarterly

GDP Constant Prices

7271.46 20 Dec 7111 426 : 7271 Yearly

GDP From Agriculture

2083280.00 20 Dec 2025160 34580 : 2083280 Yearly

GDP From Manufacturing

1012.80 18 Dec 949 63.2 : 1013 Yearly

GDP From Mining

15.90 18 Dec 15 -9 : 15.9 Yearly

GDP From Public Administration

330.00 18 Dec 314 45.9 : 330 Yearly

GDP From Services

3841360.00 20 Dec 3813610 200980 : 3841360 Yearly

GDP Per Capita Ppp

3287.30 19 Dec 3161 2175 : 3287 Yearly

GDP per capita

1259.81 19 Dec 1211 689 : 1260 Yearly

Government Budget

-3.70 20 Dec -0.5 -6.5 : 0.2 Yearly

Government Debt to GDP

21.60 19 Dec 19.3 10.5 : 58.2 Yearly Dec/19

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 5652 1243 : 6405 Quarterly

Imports

379.65 20 Dec 374 27.4 : 745 Quarterly

Industrial Production

0 20 Dec 0.2 -29.2 : 48.8 Quarterly

Inflation Rate

-0.50 21 Mar -1.8 -3.8 : 15.2 Monthly Mar/21

Inflation Rate Mom

0.90 21 Mar 0 -2.6 : 5 Monthly

Interbank Rate

4.55 21 Mar 4.42 2.5 : 7.35 Monthly

Interest Rate

4.00 21 Apr 4 3.5 : 4.5 Daily Apr/21

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 1642 165 : 1642 Quarterly

Military Expenditure

0 19 Dec 90.2 14.9 : 123 Yearly

Population

12.11 20 Dec 11.88 2.43 : 12.11 Yearly Dec/20

Retail Sales YoY

0 20 Dec 1.5 -35.5 : 47.9 Quarterly

Sales Tax Rate

18.00 20 Dec 18 18 : 18 Yearly

Terrorism Index

0 19 Dec 0 0 : 0.66 Yearly

Unemployment Rate

2.00 19 Dec 2.1 0.7 : 2.7 Yearly Dec/19
Indicator Actual Q2/19 Q3/19 Q4/19 Q1/20 2020 Metric
Balance of Trade -284.82 -335 -308 -308 -335 -335 Dec/20
CPI Transportation 105.00 116 112 109 108 116
Consumer Price Index Cpi 103.20 108 107 107 106 111
Currency 534.25 544 548 552 540 560
Current Account to GDP -5.50 -6 -6 -6 -6 -5 Dec/20
Deposit Interest Rate 6.49 6.49 6.24 5.99 6.49 6.49 %
Exports 94.83 125 145 145 125 145
Food Inflation 1.20 5 4 1.4 2.4 3
GDP 14.39 14 14 14 14 17
GDP Annual Growth Rate 3.40 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.5 6.5
GDP Constant Prices 7271.46 4824 4833 4843 4838 5148
GDP From Agriculture 2083280.00 2110217 2174944 2179111 2116292 2316316
GDP From Manufacturing 1012.80 1055 1057 1059 1058 1126
GDP From Mining 15.90 16.57 16.6 16.63 16.62 17.68
GDP From Public Administration 330.00 344 345 345 345 367
GDP From Services 3841360.00 3973782 4010380 4018063 3985222 4271055
GDP Per Capita Ppp 3287.30 2850 2850 2850 2850 3000
GDP per capita 1259.81 1200 1200 1200 1200 1260
Government Budget -3.70 -3.7 -3.7 -3.7 -3.7 -3.5
Government Debt to GDP 21.60 22 22 22 22 20 Dec/19
Imports 379.65 460 480 480 460 480
Inflation Rate -0.50 3.6 4 3.6 1.7 3.7 Mar/21
Inflation Rate Mom 0.90 0.7 1.3 1.3 1 1.4
Interbank Rate 4.55 4.55 4.55 4.55 4.55 4.55
Interest Rate 4.00 4 4 4 4 4 Apr/21
Population 12.11 12.46 12.42 12.42 12.46 12.73 Dec/20
Sales Tax Rate 18.00 18 18 18 18 18
Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 Dec/19