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Armed forces growth

7

[62nd of 132]

Armed forces personnel

5,000

[127th of 166]

Arms imports > constant 1990 US$

6,000,000 constant 1990 US$

[76th of 100]

Branches
Benin Armed Forces (FAB): Army (l'Arme de Terre), Benin Navy (Forces Navales Beninois, FNB), Benin People's Air Force (Force Aerienne Populaire de Benin, FAPB)

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Ratification

06 MAR 2001

 

Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty > Signatures and Ratifications > Signature

27 SEP 1996

 

Conscription
Selective conscription (FWCC).

expenditure > % of GDP

1.78 %

[80th of 145]

expenditure > current LCU

8935000000

 

Expenditures

1.7 % of GDP

[46th of 87]

Expenditures > Dollar figure

$96,500,000.00

[51st of 111]

    Expenditures > Dollar figure (per $ GDP)

$23.84 per 1,000 $ of GDP

[29th of 111]

Expenditures > Percent of GDP

1.7%

[52nd of 154]

Manpower > Availability > Females

1,882,421

[87th of 162]

Manpower > Availability > Males

1,908,457

[91st of 210]

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49

1,597,560

[96th of 175]

Manpower > Availability > Males age 15-49

1,638,010

[97th of 175]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Females

1,162,113

[97th of 162]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males

1,173,742

[101st of 210]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49

835,561

[114th of 174]

Manpower > Fit for military service > Males age 15-49

805,603

[115th of 174]

Manpower > Military age

18 years of age

 

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Females

94,008

[81st of 226]

Manpower > Reaching military age annually > Males

97,543

[80th of 226]

Manpower reaching military service age annually > Males age 18-49

76,661

[72nd of 157]

personnel

8,000

[138th of 170]

personnel > % of total labor force

0.24 %

[148th of 168]

Service age and obligation
21 years of age for compulsory and voluntary military service; in practice, volunteers may be taken at the age of 18; both sexes are eligible for military service; conscript tour of duty - 18 months

US military exports

$305.00 thousand

[72nd of 109]

Weapon holdings

69,000

[124th of 137]


SOURCES
calculated on the basis of data on armed forces from IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). 2001. The Military Balance 2001-2002. Oxford: Oxford University Press; World Development Indicators database; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty ; Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 1997. Data collected from the nations concerned, unless otherwise indicated. Acronyms: Amnesty International (AI); European Council of Conscripts Organizations (ECCO); Friends World Committee for Consultation (FWCC); International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (IHFHR); National Interreligious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors (NISBCO); Service, Peace and Justice in Latin America (SERPAJ); War Resisters International (WRI); World Council of Churches (WCC); CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; CIA World Factbook, 14 June, 2007 ; Study by David Lochhead and James Morrell; available from the Center for International Policy; Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

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