Benin

Country Indicators Country indicators

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Capital

Porto-Novo

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Language

French

2014

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Surface area

114,760 Sq Km

2014

World Bank

Neighboring countries

Burkina Faso , Niger , Nigeria, Togo

2014

Maps of the World

Time Zone

WAT (+1 hour from UTC)

2014

World Atlas

Geographical distance from the NL

5089,7 KM

2014

Info Please- Distance calculator

Population

10,600,000

2014

World Bank

Population growth (annual %)

2.7 %

2013

World Bank

Population ages 15-64 (% of total)

54%

2013

World Bank

Middle Class in Total Population (%)

17.7%

2010

African Development Bank

Human Development Index

0.476 (Low Development)

2013

UNDP

Education Index

0.414

2013

UNDP

Global competitiveness Index

N.A.

2014-2015

World Economic Form

Economy Economy

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

GDP per capita (current US$)

US$ 805

2013

World Bank

GDP Annual Growth Rate

6.10 %

2014

Trading Economics

GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)

US$ 790

2013

World Bank

Inflation rate

3.5%

2014

Trading Economics

Foreign Direct Investment

320.1 million $

2014

World Investment Report 2014 UNCTAD

Distance to Frontier

(0 lowest performance – 100 represents the frontier)

51.10

2015

Doing Business

Economic union membership

ECOWAS

2014

UNECA

Risks1Risks

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Corruption Perception index

Rank: 80 (0-175)

Score: 39 (0-100)

2014

Transparency International Index

Control of Corruption

Percentile Rank: 22.01 (0-100)

Score: -0.83 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Transparency International Index

Political Stability and Absence of Violence/Terrorism

Percentile Rank: 57.82 (0-100)

Score: 0.28 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

Estimate of governance effectiveness

Percentile Rank: 34.45 (0-100)

Score: -0.55 (-2.5 to 2.5)

2013

Gov Indicators

World Risk Index

Rank: 25 (0-171)

Score: 11.42 % (0-100)

2014

United Nations University

Natural Hazards

Hot, dry, dusty harmattan wind may affect north from December to March

2015

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook


Accessibility Accessibility

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Sea accesibility

Presence of port: 1

Presence of container terminal: 1

2014

Searates.com

Ease of doing business index

151 (1-189)

2014

Doing Business

Ease of trading across borders

12 (1 (best) - 47 )

2014

Doing Business

Logistics performance Index

Rank: 109 (0-160)

Score: 2.56 (1-5)

2014

World Bank

Productie_1 Production

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Crop production index

137.2 (2004-2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Food production index

139.3 (2004 -2006=100)

2012

World Bank

Top 5 production commodities

10 Yams

13 Karite nuts (sheanuts)

13 Kola nuts

14 Fonio

15 Cashew nuts, with shell

2014

FAOStat

Crude Oil Production

0 bbl/day

2012

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Stapels-dollars Money

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Trend devaluation US$-local currency through the years

1USD= XOF 555.0400

2014

Trading economics

Interest Rate (%)

3.50 %

2014

Trading economics

Lending interest rate (%)

N.A.

2013

World Bank

Taxes Taxes

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Tax payments (number)

55

2014

World Bank

Taxes on corporate income (%)

N.A.

2014

PWC

Total tax rate

63.3 %

2014

PWC

Value-added Tax (VAT)

18 %

2015

VAT Live

handen_square Trade

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

34%

2013

World Bank

Imports US$

$1.835 billion

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to import (days)

25 days

2014

World Bank

Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)

18 %

2013

World Bank

Exports US$

$1.108 billion

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Time to export (days)

25 days

2014

World Bank

Balance of Trade

-326.66 CFA Franc Billion

2013

Trading Economics

Net barter terms of trade index (2000 = 100)

117.0

2013

World Bank

Business Business

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Business Confidence

N.A.

2014

Trading Economics

Time required to start a business (days)

12 days

2014

Doing Business

Industrial production growth rate

3.7%

2013

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Cost of business start-up procedures (% of GNI per capita)

55,8%

2014

World Bank

Manufacturing, value added (annual % growth)

5 %

2013

World Bank

Consumer Spending (% of GDP)

77 %

2013

World Bank

Consumer Price Index (2010=100)

111

2014

World Bank

Agribiz Agribusiness

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Agricultural land

30.1 % of land area

2012

World Bank

Cereal yield

1207292 (kg per hectare)

2013

World Bank

Land use

arable land: 22.48%

permanent crops: 2.61%

other: 74.9%

2011

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

infra3 Infrastructure

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Mobile cellular subscriptions (per 100 people)

93

2013

World Bank

Internet users

Internet users: 460,232

%of Pop with Internet: 4.34%

2014

Internet Live Stats

Roadways

total: 16,000 km paved: 1,400 km unpaved: 14,600 km

2006

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved sanitation facilities (%of population with access)

14,3 %

2012

World Bank

Rail ways (Total Km)

438

2008

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Electric power consumption

870.1 million kWh

2010

Central Intelligence Agency- The World Factbook

Improved water source (% of population with access)

% of pop. with access: 76,1%

% of rural pop. with access: 69,1%

% of urban pop. With access: 84,5%

2012

World Bank

Naamloos Labour

Indicator

Data

Year

Source

Unemployment Rate

1.00 %

2010

Trading economics

Labor force

4307741

2013

World Bank

Income

Low-income: US$1,005 or below

2012-2013

World Bank

More information

References

Evaluation of the SAADA development program aimed at linking agricultural producers to finance, inputs and (inter)national markets
Evaluation of the instrument ‘direct funding of local NGOs by Netherlands Embassies’ in Benin, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Sudan
Sector analysis and mapping of various economic value chains