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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 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 Protestantis... [More]
  • Last : 8,793.4
  • High : 9,078.9
  • Low : 8,673.9
  • Max Fluctuation : 131.5
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.23%
  • Open : 9,017.7
  • Time : 07:10:11
  • Yesterday : 9,009.3
  • Change % : 2.46%
  • Change : 215.9
  • Last : 1,728.41
  • High : 1,734.84
  • Low : 1,726.22
  • Max Fluctuation : 1.48
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.03%
  • Open : 1,734.84
  • Time : 07:10:40
  • Yesterday : 1,735.17
  • Change % : 0.39%
  • Change : 6.76
  • Last : 33.17
  • High : 33.42
  • Low : 32.55
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.26
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.3%
  • Open : 33.42
  • Time : 07:09:54
  • Yesterday : 33.41
  • Change % : 0.72%
  • Change : 0.24
  • Last : 0.918
  • High : 0.9184
  • Low : 0.9168
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 0.9182
  • Time : 07:08:05
  • Yesterday : 0.9179
  • Change % : 0.01%
  • Change : 0.0001

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

  • Actual

  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Range Frequency Metric

Balance of Trade

-139.71 20 Mar -248 -680 : -8.3 Quarterly Mar/20

CPI Transportation

107.30 20 Apr 108 91.2 : 140 Monthly

Capacity Utilization

0 19 Dec 76.3 46.9 : 78.3 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

103.80 20 Apr 104 88.7 : 104 Monthly Apr/20

Coronavirus Cases

0 20 May 340 1 : 345 Daily May/20

Coronavirus Deaths

0 20 May 2 0 : 3 Daily May/20

Coronavirus Recovered

0 20 May 83 0 : 83 Daily May/20

Corruption Index

0 19 Dec 40 25 : 41 Yearly

Corruption Rank

0 19 Dec 85 77 : 121 Yearly

Cpi Housing Utilities

0 20 Apr 104 96.6 : 119 Monthly

Credit Rating

0 20 May : Monthly 31

Currency

597.48 20 May 597 415 : 632 Daily

Current Account

0 18 Dec -531 -886 : 10.55 Yearly Dec/18

Current Account to GDP

-5.70 19 Dec -6 -29.75 : 0.66 Yearly Dec/19

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

160.69 20 Mar 73.04 0.8 : 185 Quarterly Mar/20

Food Inflation

3.10 20 Apr -1.3 -6.7 : 14.86 Monthly Apr/20

GDP

10.40 19 Dec 10.36 0.23 : 10.4 Yearly Dec/19

GDP Annual Growth Rate

7.50 19 Dec 7.7 -4.9 : 9.95 Quarterly Dec/19

GDP Constant Prices

4629.70 18 Dec 4324 490 : 4630 Yearly Dec/18

GDP From Agriculture

983.50 18 Dec 900 180 : 984 Yearly Dec/18

GDP From Manufacturing

1012.80 18 Dec 944 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

1696.10 18 Dec 1593 171 : 1696 Yearly

GDP Per Capita Ppp

2151.50 18 Dec 2069 1463 : 2152 Yearly

GDP per capita

896.30 18 Dec 862 504 : 896 Yearly

Government Budget

-2.50 19 Dec -4.7 -6.5 : 0.2 Yearly Dec/19

Government Debt to GDP

26.20 18 Dec 23.1 10.5 : 58.2 Yearly Dec/18

IP Addresses

0 17 Mar 5652 1243 : 6405 Quarterly

Imports

300.40 20 Mar 321 27.4 : 745 Quarterly Mar/20

Industrial Production

0 19 Dec 28.5 -29.2 : 48.8 Quarterly

Inflation Rate

3.20 20 Apr 2.1 -3.8 : 15.2 Monthly Apr/20

Inflation Rate Mom

0.10 20 Apr -0.5 -2.6 : 5 Monthly Apr/20

Interbank Rate

6.32 20 Mar 4.23 3.64 : 7.35 Monthly Mar/20

Interest Rate

4.50 20 Apr 4.5 3.5 : 4.5 Daily Apr/20

Internet Speed

0 17 Mar 1642 165 : 1642 Quarterly

Military Expenditure

0 18 Dec 116 14 : 116 Yearly

Population

11.88 19 Dec 11.49 2.43 : 11.88 Yearly Dec/19

Retail Sales YoY

0 19 Dec -4.5 -32.4 : 47.9 Quarterly Dec/19

Sales Tax Rate

18.00 20 Dec 18 18 : 18 Yearly Dec/20

Terrorism Index

0 18 Dec 0 0 : 0.46 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 -139.71 -220 -335 -335 -320 -335 Mar/20
CPI Transportation 107.30 115 115 112 100 119
Consumer Price Index Cpi 103.80 104 106 107 105 110 Apr/20
Currency 597.48 606 611 615 602 624
Current Account to GDP -5.70 -8.5 -8.5 -8 -8.5 -7 Dec/19
Deposit Interest Rate 6.49 6.49 6.24 5.99 6.49 6.49 %
Exports 160.69 200 125 125 155 145 Mar/20
Food Inflation 3.10 4.5 4.6 4.2 4.3 4 Apr/20
GDP 10.40 9.7 9.7 10.2 9.7 10.2 Dec/19
GDP Annual Growth Rate 7.50 4.8 5.2 5.5 4.6 6.4 Dec/19
GDP Constant Prices 4629.70 4852 4870 4884 4843 5182 Dec/18
GDP From Agriculture 983.50 1031 1035 1038 1029 1101 Dec/18
GDP From Manufacturing 1012.80 1061 1065 1069 1059 1134
GDP From Mining 15.90 16.66 16.73 16.77 16.63 17.8
GDP From Public Administration 330.00 346 347 348 345 369
GDP From Services 1696.10 1778 1784 1789 1774 1898
GDP Per Capita Ppp 2151.50 2200 2200 2142 2142 2229
GDP per capita 896.30 912 912 940 912 940
Government Budget -2.50 -5 -5 -4.5 -5 -4.5 Dec/19
Government Debt to GDP 26.20 43 43 32 43 32 Dec/18
Imports 300.40 420 460 460 475 480 Mar/20
Inflation Rate 3.20 4.2 4.4 3.6 4 3.4 Apr/20
Inflation Rate Mom 0.10 1.2 -0.6 0.8 -0.3 1.3 Apr/20
Interbank Rate 6.32 3.73 3.73 3.73 3.73 3.73 Mar/20
Interest Rate 4.50 4 4 4 4 4 Apr/20
Population 11.88 11.72 12.11 12.46 12.12 12.42 Dec/19
Sales Tax Rate 18.00 18 18 18 18 18 Dec/20
Unemployment Rate 2.00 2.5 2.5 2.9 2.5 2.9 Dec/19