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Benin

Benin ( (listen) ben-EEN, bin-EEN; French: Bénin [benɛ̃]), officially the Republic of Benin (French: République du Bénin) and 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 palm oil and cotton. 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 Protestantis... [More]
  • Last : 19,702.23
  • High : 20,404.60
  • Low : 19,341.23
  • Max Fluctuation : 103.25
  • Max Fluctuation % : 1.08%
  • Open : 19,784.39
  • Time : 22:26:12
  • Yesterday : 19,783.47
  • Change % : 0.41%
  • Change : 81.24
  • Last : 1,765.43
  • High : 1,812.11
  • Low : 1,764.38
  • Max Fluctuation : 4.97
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.1%
  • Open : 1,807.93
  • Time : 22:26:58
  • Yesterday : 1,808.04
  • Change % : 2.41%
  • Change : 42.61
  • Last : 98.19
  • High : 99.97
  • Low : 100.02
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.81
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.71%
  • Open : 110.52
  • Time : 22:26:58
  • Yesterday : 110.6
  • Change % : 12.64%
  • Change : 12.41
  • Last : 0.9759
  • High : 0.9769
  • Low : 0.9572
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.9597
  • Time : 22:26:35
  • Yesterday : 0.9596
  • Change % : 1.7%
  • Change : 0.0163

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Metric
Balance of Trade
-294 21 Dec -284 XOF Billion
CPI Housing Utilities
100 22 Apr 98.6 points
CPI Transportation
112 22 Apr 112 points
Capacity Utilization
74.4 21 Dec 67.4 percent
Competitiveness Index
45.82 19 Dec 44.4 Points
Competitiveness Rank
125 19 Dec 123
Consumer Price Index CPI
105 22 Apr 105 points
Coronavirus Cases
27216 22 Jul 27122 Persons
Coronavirus Deaths
163 22 Jul 162 Persons
Corruption Index
42 21 Dec 41 Points
Corruption Rank
78 21 Dec 83
Credit Rating
33 22 Jul
Currency
629 22 Jul 624
Current Account
-274 20 Dec -576 USD Million
Current Account to GDP
-4.5 21 Dec -1.7 percent of GDP
Ease of Doing Business
149 19 Dec 153
Exports
119 21 Dec 145 XOF Billion
Food Inflation
-1 22 Apr 1.9 percent
GDP
15.65 20 Dec 14.39 USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate
6.7 21 Dec 8.2 percent
GDP Constant Prices
7904 21 Dec 7385 XOF Billion
GDP From Agriculture
2140120 21 Dec 2060720 XOF Billion
GDP From Services
4277440 21 Dec 3944030 XOF Billion
GDP per capita
1215 20 Dec 1202 USD
GDP per capita PPP
3323 20 Dec 3287 USD
Government Budget
-6.1 21 Dec -4.7 percent of GDP
Government Debt to GDP
47.2 21 Dec 46.1 percent of GDP
IP Addresses
5580 17 Mar 5652 IP
Imports
413 21 Dec 428 XOF Billion
Industrial Production
8 21 Sep 25.5 percent
Inflation Rate
2 22 Apr 2 percent
Inflation Rate Mom
0.2 22 Apr 0.4 percent
Interbank Rate
5.33 22 May 4.25 percent
Interest Rate
4 22 May 4 percent
Internet Speed
1517 17 Mar 1642 KBps
Military Expenditure
68.8 20 Dec 68.1 USD Million
Money Supply M0
910300 22 Mar 1101000 XOF Million
Population
12.11 20 Dec 11.88 Million
Retail Sales YoY
14.8 21 Dec 3.8 percent
Terrorism Index
0.66 19 Dec 0
Unemployment Rate
1.6 21 Dec 1.6 percent
Indicator Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Metric
Balance of Trade -294 -290 -347 -365 -232 XOF Billion
CPI Transportation 112 111 112 112 112 points
Capacity Utilization 74.4 68 72 70 71.6 percent
Consumer Price Index CPI 105 112 111 111 108 points
Currency 629 635 645 656 667
Current Account to GDP -4.5 -5.6 -5.4 -5.2 percent of GDP
Exports 119 153 155 148 148 XOF Billion
Food Inflation -1 1.7 2 3 4 percent
GDP 15.65 17 17 17 USD Billion USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate 6.7 6 5.9 6.3 5.8 percent
GDP Constant Prices 7904 8371 8881 9414 XOF Billion XOF Billion
GDP From Agriculture 2140120 2266387 2404637 2548915 XOF Billion XOF Billion
GDP From Services 4277440 4529809 4806127 5094495 XOF Billion XOF Billion
GDP per capita 1215 1260 1300 1300 USD USD
GDP per capita PPP 3323 3000 3000 3000 USD USD
Government Budget -6.1 -4.3 -4.3 -3.7 -3.7 percent of GDP
Government Debt to GDP 47.2 48 46 42 percent of GDP
Imports 413 500 520 380 380 XOF Billion
Inflation Rate 2 2.8 3 2.5 2.3 percent
Inflation Rate Mom 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.3 -0.1 percent
Interbank Rate 5.33 5.83 5.83 5.83 5.83 percent
Interest Rate 4 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 percent
Military Expenditure 68.8 110 115 120 114 USD Million
Population 12.11 12.73 12.73 12.73 Million Million
Unemployment Rate 1.6 1.7 1.7 1.7 1.7 percent