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Currency
 

Currency

franc

 

ISO code

XOF 952

 

Official exchange rate > LCU per US$, period average

522.89

 

PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio

0.45

[78th of 169]

Regime
French Franc (100.0)

Subdivision

100

[13th of 192]

Symbol

CFAF

 

Terms of trade since 1995

81.99

[99th of 117]


SOURCES
Pacific Exchange Rate Services; World Development Indicators database; The World Bank Group

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Energy
 

Adjusted savings: energy depletion > % of GNI

0.04 % of GNI

[88th of 98]

Bagasse > Consumption by industry & construction

23,181 ton

[65th of 80]

Bagasse > Consumption by other industries and construction

23,181 ton

[65th of 80]

Bagasse > Energy balance requirement

27,842 ton

[73rd of 83]

Bagasse > Gross inland availability

27,842 ton

[73rd of 83]

Bagasse > Net inland availability

27,843 ton

[67th of 80]

Bagasse > Production

27,842 ton

[73rd of 83]

    Bagasse > Statistical differences (per capita)

-59,249,758.23 ton per 1e+15 people

[11th of 18]

Charcoal > Consumption by households

170,000 ton

[26th of 72]

Charcoal > Consumption by households and other consumers

204,000 ton

[31st of 109]

Charcoal > Consumption by other consumers

34,000 ton

[22nd of 50]

Charcoal > Net inland availability

204,000 ton

[33rd of 111]

Charcoal > Production from charcoal plants

204,000 ton

[38th of 120]

Combustible renewables and waste > % of total energy

65.58 %

[15th of 124]

Commercial energy use

376.67

[112nd of 119]

Crude Petroleum > Exports

20,000 ton

[67th of 71]

    Crude Petroleum > Statistical differences (per capita)

161,273,492,911.304 ton per 1e+15 people

[45th of 77]

Electric power consumption > kWh

545,000,000 kWh

[129th of 132]

Electric power transmission and distribution losses > million kWh

114,000,000 million kWh

[130th of 132]

Electrical outages > days

77.33 days

[1st of 42]

Electricity > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

68.53 %

[1st of 39]

Electricity > Consumption by households

282,000,000 kWh

[139th of 189]

Electricity > Consumption by households and other consumers

471,000,000 kWh

[144th of 202]

Electricity > Consumption by industry & construction

118,000,000 kWh

[148th of 166]

Electricity > Consumption by other consumers

189,000,000 kWh

[134th of 174]

Electricity > Consumption by other industries and construction

118,000,000 kWh

[147th of 165]

Electricity > Consumption by public lighting

2,000,000 kWh

[51st of 76]

Electricity > Conversion, transport & distribution losses

113,000,000 kWh

[138th of 179]

Electricity > Energy balance requirement

596,000,000 kWh

[111st of 155]

Electricity > Gross inland availability

702,000,000 kWh

[151st of 211]

Electricity > Gross production, public & self-producer

107,000,000 kWh

[187th of 211]

Electricity > Hydro > Production

1,000,000 kWh

[147th of 147]

Electricity > Hydro > Production > Public

1,000,000 kWh

[145th of 145]

Electricity > Net inland availability

589,000,000 kWh

[149th of 202]

Electricity > Net production

107,000,000 kWh

[185th of 211]

Electricity > Production by source > Fossil fuel

14.2%

[189th of 223]

Electricity > Production by source > Hydro

85.8%

[21st of 223]

Electricity > Production by source > Nuclear

0%

[122nd of 223]

Electricity > Production by source > Other

0%

[131st of 210]

Electricity > Station use & station loss

1,000,000 kWh

[173rd of 179]

    Electricity > Station use & station loss (per capita)

0.152 kWh per capita

[160th of 178]

Electricity > Thermal > Production

106,000,000 kWh

[169th of 209]

    Electricity > Thermal > Production (per capita)

12.561 kWh per capita

[194th of 208]

Electricity > Thermal > Production > Public

81,000,000 kWh

[170th of 207]

    Electricity > Thermal > Production > Public (per capita)

9.598 kWh per capita

[192nd of 205]

Electricity > Thermal > Production > Self-producer

25,000,000 kWh

[111st of 143]

    Electricity > Thermal > Production > Self-producer (per capita)

2.962 kWh per capita

[118th of 136]

Electricity > Total production, public

82,000,000 kWh

[192nd of 211]

    Electricity > Total production, public (per capita)

9.717 kWh per capita

[210th of 210]

Electricity > Total production, self-producer

25,000,000 kWh

[117th of 145]

    Electricity > Total production, self-producer (per capita)

2.962 kWh per capita

[121st of 138]

electricity consumption > Date of > Information

2003

 

Electricity production from hydroelectric sources > % of total

1.23 %

[102nd of 117]

Electricity production from hydroelectric sources > kwh

1,000,000 kWh

[116th of 117]

Electricity production from oil sources > % of total

98.77 %

[4th of 124]

Electricity production from oil sources > kwh

80,000,000 kWh

[101st of 124]

Fuelwood > Consumption by households

4,547,126 m³

[51st of 116]

Fuelwood > Consumption by households and other consumers

5,456,595.512 m³

[51st of 143]

Fuelwood > Consumption by other consumers

909,469.075 m³

[18th of 47]

Fuelwood > Conversion in other energy-producing plants

2,184,455.391 m³

[18th of 41]

Fuelwood > Conversion to other forms of energy

2,184,455.391 m³

[21st of 46]

Fuelwood > Net inland availability

5,456,595.512 m³

[53rd of 145]

Gas-diesel oils > Changes in stocks

-30,000 ton

[68th of 88]

    Gas-diesel oils > Changes in stocks (per capita)

-3.554 ton per 1,000 people

[72nd of 87]

Gas-diesel oils > Changes in stocks at importers

1,000 ton

[4th of 14]

    Gas-diesel oils > Changes in stocks at importers (per capita)

0.173 ton per 1,000 people

[4th of 13]

Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by industry & construction

1,000 ton

[121st of 124]

    Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by industry & construction (per capita)

0.118 ton per 1,000 people

[122nd of 123]

Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by other industries and construction

1,000 ton

[121st of 124]

    Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by other industries and construction (per capita)

0.118 ton per 1,000 people

[122nd of 123]

Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by transportation industry

117,000 ton

[126th of 169]

    Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by transportation industry (per capita)

13.864 ton per 1,000 people

[141st of 168]

Gas-diesel oils > Consumption in rail transport

1,000 ton

[61st of 61]

    Gas-diesel oils > Consumption in rail transport (per capita)

0.13 ton per 1,000 people

[60th of 61]

Gas-diesel oils > Consumption in road transport

117,000 ton

[120th of 161]

    Gas-diesel oils > Consumption in road transport (per capita)

13.864 ton per 1,000 people

[134th of 160]

Gas-diesel oils > Conversion in thermal power plants

21,000 ton

[96th of 161]

    Gas-diesel oils > Conversion in thermal power plants (per capita)

2.488 ton per 1,000 people

[111st of 158]

Gas-diesel oils > Conversion to other forms of energy

21,000 ton

[102nd of 166]

    Gas-diesel oils > Conversion to other forms of energy (per capita)

2.488 ton per 1,000 people

[119th of 165]

Gas-diesel oils > Energy balance requirement

138,000 ton

[88th of 205]

    Gas-diesel oils > Energy balance requirement (per capita)

16.353 ton per 1,000 people

[125th of 204]

Gas-diesel oils > Exports

205,000 ton

[54th of 98]

    Gas-diesel oils > Exports (per capita)

24.292 ton per 1,000 people

[51st of 96]

Gas-diesel oils > Gross inland availability

138,000 ton

[142nd of 205]

    Gas-diesel oils > Gross inland availability (per capita)

16.353 ton per 1,000 people

[180th of 204]

Gas-diesel oils > Imports

313,000 ton

[95th of 192]

    Gas-diesel oils > Imports (per capita)

37.09 ton per 1,000 people

[123rd of 191]

Gas-diesel oils > Net inland availability

118,000 ton

[138th of 190]

    Gas-diesel oils > Net inland availability (per capita)

13.983 ton per 1,000 people

[163rd of 189]

    Gas-diesel oils > Statistical differences (per capita)

-118,499,516,462.722 ton per 1e+15 people

[53rd of 155]

Gasoline prices

0.79

[98th of 141]

Hydroelectricity consumption

0.002

[147th of 213]

    Hydroelectricity consumption (per capita)

0.003 per 10 million people

[149th of 207]

imports > kt of oil equivalent

852 kt of oil equivalent

[79th of 130]

    imports > kt of oil equivalent (per capita)

0.104 kt of oil equivalent pe

[70th of 130]

imports, net > % of energy use

34.42 %

[55th of 130]

Jet Fuel > Bunkers

23,000 ton

[108th of 149]

    Jet Fuel > Bunkers (per capita)

2.725 ton per 1,000 people

[122nd of 145]

Jet Fuel > Energy balance requirement

2,000 ton

[60th of 151]

    Jet Fuel > Energy balance requirement (per capita)

358,895,871,208.063 ton per 1e+15 people

[64th of 141]

Jet Fuel > Gross inland availability

2,000 ton

[121st of 143]

    Jet Fuel > Gross inland availability (per capita)

358,895,871,208.063 ton per 1e+15 people

[121st of 135]

Jet Fuel > Imports

23,000 ton

[86th of 145]

    Jet Fuel > Imports (per capita)

2,725.489 ton per million people

[100th of 140]

    Jet Fuel > Statistical differences (per capita)

358,895,871,208.063 ton per 1e+15 people

[83rd of 106]

Kerosene > Changes in stocks

-12,000 ton

[36th of 55]

    Kerosene > Changes in stocks (per capita)

-1,421.993 ton per million people

[41st of 54]

Kerosene > Consumption by households

285,000 ton

[16th of 146]

    Kerosene > Consumption by households (per capita)

33.772 ton per 1,000 people

[23rd of 145]

Kerosene > Consumption by households and other consumers

285,000 ton

[20th of 165]

    Kerosene > Consumption by households and other consumers (per capita)

33.772 ton per 1,000 people

[25th of 163]

Kerosene > Consumption for non-energy uses

9,000 ton

[6th of 8]

    Kerosene > Consumption for non-energy uses (per capita)

1.174 ton per 1,000 people

[2nd of 8]

Kerosene > Energy balance requirement

271,000 ton

[10th of 157]

    Kerosene > Energy balance requirement (per capita)

32,113.369 ton per million people

[16th of 148]

Kerosene > Exports

14,000 ton

[27th of 52]

    Kerosene > Exports (per capita)

1.659 ton per 1,000 people

[24th of 51]

Kerosene > Gross inland availability

271,000 ton

[26th of 176]

    Kerosene > Gross inland availability (per capita)

32.113 ton per 1,000 people

[31st of 171]

Kerosene > Imports

273,000 ton

[16th of 130]

    Kerosene > Imports (per capita)

32.35 ton per 1,000 people

[20th of 123]

Kerosene > Net inland availability

285,000 ton

[21st of 170]

    Kerosene > Net inland availability (per capita)

33.772 ton per 1,000 people

[26th of 167]

    Kerosene > Statistical differences (per capita)

-1,658,993,230,478.12 ton per 1e+15 people

[43rd of 109]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Changes in stocks

-1,000 ton

[34th of 69]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Consumption by households

8,000 ton

[124th of 148]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Consumption by households and other consumers

9,000 ton

[131st of 159]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Consumption by other consumers

1,000 ton

[80th of 87]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Energy balance requirement

9,000 ton

[85th of 161]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Exports

6,000 ton

[63rd of 75]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Gross inland availability

9,000 ton

[134th of 166]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Imports

14,000 ton

[90th of 141]

Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Net inland availability

9,000 ton

[133rd of 161]

    Liquefied Petroleum Gas > Statistical differences (per capita)

166,805,615,744.582 ton per 1e+15 people

[78th of 117]

Motor Gasoline > Changes in stocks

21,000 ton

[27th of 91]

Motor Gasoline > Consumption by transportation industry

335,000 ton

[93rd of 197]

Motor Gasoline > Consumption in road transport

335,000 ton

[93rd of 194]

Motor Gasoline > Exports

45,000 ton

[70th of 94]

Motor Gasoline > Gross inland availability

335,000 ton

[92nd of 202]

Motor Gasoline > Imports

401,000 ton

[45th of 183]

Motor Gasoline > Motor gasoline- energy balance requirement

335,000 ton

[28th of 201]

Motor Gasoline > Net inland availability

335,000 ton

[94th of 198]

    Motor Gasoline > Statistical differences (per capita)

1,528,424,173,834.63 ton per 1e+15 people

[28th of 131]

Natural Gas (including LNG) > Total resources

39,021 Terajoules

[94th of 97]

natural gas consumption > Date of > Information

2003 est.

 

Natural gas reserves

608,800,000 cubic feet

[68th of 72]

    Oil Consumption Test (per $ GDP)

6,917.956 Btu per $1 of GDP

[68th of 171]

    Oil Consumption Test (per capita)

3,424,151.618 Btu per capita

[131st of 177]

    Oil Consumption Test Test (per $ GDP)

6,917.956 Btu per $1 of GDP

[68th of 171]

    Oil Consumption Test Test (per capita)

3,424,151.618 Btu per capita

[131st of 177]

Oil reserves

4,105,000 barrels

[84th of 97]

Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by households

179 Terajoules

[17th of 25]

Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by households and other consumers

215 Terajoules

[20th of 31]

Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by industry & construction

185 Terajoules

[7th of 12]

Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by other consumers

36 Terajoules

[6th of 10]

Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by other industries and construction

185 Terajoules

[7th of 12]

Other biomass and wastes > Conversion in other energy-producing plants

17,006 Terajoules

[3rd of 17]

Other biomass and wastes > Conversion to other forms of energy

17,006 Terajoules

[4th of 18]

Other biomass and wastes > Energy balance requirement

215 Terajoules

[36th of 40]

Other biomass and wastes > Gross inland availability

215 Terajoules

[36th of 40]

Other biomass and wastes > Net inland availability

215 Terajoules

[25th of 32]

Other biomass and wastes > Production

215 Terajoules

[36th of 38]

    Other biomass and wastes > Statistical differences (per capita)

887.972 Terajoules per million pe

[7th of 17]

production > kt of oil equivalent

1,623 kt of oil equivalent

[108th of 130]

Residual Fuel Oil > Changes in stocks

7,000 ton

[31st of 86]

Residual Fuel Oil > Consumption by industry & construction

40,000 ton

[96th of 134]

Residual Fuel Oil > Consumption by other industries and construction

40,000 ton

[93rd of 134]

Residual Fuel Oil > Conversion in thermal power plants

3,000 ton

[124th of 131]

Residual Fuel Oil > Conversion to other forms of energy

3,000 ton

[125th of 133]

Residual Fuel Oil > Imports

85,000 ton

[89th of 150]

Residual Fuel Oil > Net inland availability

40,000 ton

[110th of 155]

Traditional fuel consumption

89.2%

[11th of 130]

use > kt of oil equivalent

2,475 kt of oil equivalent

[122nd of 132]

Wall plugs > Frequency

50 HZ

[35th of 151]

Wall plugs > Plug type
Europe

Wall plugs > Voltage

220 V

[134th of 209]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; Source: Energy Statistics Database | United Nations Statistics Division; ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of countries by electricity consumption ; German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Fuel Prices and Taxation (1999) and the electronic update for2000. Available from World Bank, World Development Indicators 2002, WDI table 3.12. via ciesin.org; Energy Information Administration; Wikipedia: List of countries by natural gas consumption ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World bank; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Industry
 

Changes in inventories > constant LCU

2681648000

 

Changes in inventories > current LCU

15100000000

 

Changes in inventories > current US$

28,627,330 $

[78th of 138]

    Changes in inventories > current US$ (per $ GDP)

6.677 $ per $1 million of GDP

[62nd of 167]

Chemicals > % of value added in manufacturing

6.57 %

[52nd of 91]

Manufactures exports > % of merchandise exports

12.81 %

[93rd of 156]

Manufacturing, value added > annual % growth

4.5 %

[66th of 156]

Manufacturing, value added > constant 2000 US$

233,487,500 constant 2000 US$

[91st of 155]

Manufacturing, value added > constant LCU

93778540000

 

Manufacturing, value added > current LCU

169900000000

 

Manufacturing, value added > current US$

322,104,900 $

[93rd of 167]

    Manufacturing, value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

75.127 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[92nd of 180]

Ores and metals exports > % of merchandise exports

0.52 %

[94th of 154]

Ores and metals imports > % of merchandise imports

0.86 %

[96th of 155]

Other manufacturing > % of value added in manufacturing

20.64 %

[86th of 107]

Textiles and clothing > % of value added in manufacturing

14.38 %

[34th of 101]

value added > annual % growth

4.6 %

[70th of 164]

value added > constant 2000 US$

386,508,000 constant 2000 US$

[114th of 164]

value added > constant LCU

145185600000

 

value added > current LCU

303400000000

 

value added > current US$

575,200,800 $

[112nd of 172]

    value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.134 $ per $1 of GDP

[132nd of 180]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Agriculture
 

Agricultural growth

159

[5th of 149]

Agricultural machinery > tractors

185

[147th of 190]

Agricultural machinery > tractors per 100 hectares of arable land

0.7

[180th of 188]

Agricultural raw materials exports > % of merchandise exports

61.02 %

[1st of 154]

Agricultural raw materials imports > % of merchandise imports

4.22 %

[3rd of 155]

    Agriculture, value added > constant 2000 US$ (per capita)

121.812 $ per capita

[94th of 164]

    Agriculture, value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

321.999 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[19th of 182]

    Agriculture, value added > current US$ (per capita)

163.595 $ per capita

[87th of 182]

Arable and permanent cropland

2,215 thousand hectares

[80th of 148]

Arable land > % of land area

23.96 % of land area

[41st of 199]

Arable land > hectares

2,650,000 hectares

[71st of 199]

Area > Cotton

380,000

[10th of 20]

Cereal production

159 thousand metric tons

[5th of 149]

Cereal production growth

68%

[12th of 149]

Cotton exports

750 thousand bales

[7th of 109]

Cotton imports

0 thousand bales

[90th of 109]

Cotton production

750

[13th of 109]

Cotton stocks

216 thousand bales

[24th of 109]

Cotton use

10 thousand bales

[93rd of 109]

Crop production index

133.9 %

[7th of 182]

Fertilizer consumption > 100 grams per hectare of arable land

187.61 100 g/ha of arable land

[120th of 169]

Fertilizer consumption > metric tons

47,841 metric tons

[89th of 169]

Fertilizer use

15.9 kg

[96th of 138]

Food production index

137.4 %

[5th of 182]

Irrigated land > % of cropland

0.41 %

[151st of 164]

Labor share

53%

[45th of 149]

Land under cereal production > hectares

1,013,628 hectares

[74th of 176]

Livestock production index

116.2 %

[29th of 181]

Meat production growth

42%

[61st of 149]

Organic cropland

81 hectares

[76th of 88]

Permanent cropland > % of land area

2.41 % of land area

[73rd of 187]

Permanent crops

265,000 hectares

[68th of 181]

Production > Cotton

690,000

[17th of 20]

Root and tuber production

3,019 thousand metric tons

[33rd of 149]

Root and tuber production growth

84%

[17th of 149]

Tractor concentration

0.1

[139th of 147]

Tractors

185

[133rd of 147]

Value added

35.53

[24th of 158]

value added > annual % growth

4.4 %

[46th of 164]

value added > constant 2000 US$

1,027,955,000 constant 2000 US$

[83rd of 164]

value added > constant LCU

396078200000

 

value added > current LCU

728200000000

 

value added > current US$

1,380,558,000 $

[79th of 172]

    value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

321.999 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[19th of 182]

value added per worker > constant 2000 US$

622 constant 2000 US$

[106th of 163]

Workers per hectare

0.7

[60th of 148]

Yield > Cotton

397.71

[13th of 20]


SOURCES
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2001; World Development Indicators database; World Resources Institute; Production Estimates and Crop Assessment Division, FAS, USDA; United States Department of Agriculture; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2000; The World Bank

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Transportation
 

Air transport, freight > million tons per km

7.36 million tons/km

[109th of 153]

Aircraft departures

700

[141st of 155]

Airports > With paved runways > 1524 to 2437 m

1

[104th of 139]

Airports > With unpaved runways > 1524 to 2437 m

1

[77th of 99]

Airports > With unpaved runways > 2438 to 3047 m

1

[26th of 39]

Airports > With unpaved runways > 914 to 1523 m

2

[114th of 137]

Driving side of the road > Left or right

Right side

 

Highways > Paved

1,357 km

[78th of 113]

Highways > Total

6,787 km

[81st of 118]

Highways > Unpaved

5,430 km

[64th of 113]

Motor vehicles

2 motor vehicles per 100 p

[126th of 134]

Ports and harbors

Cotonou, Porto-Novo

 

Transnational Issues > Disputes > international
two villages remain in dispute along the border with Burkina Faso; accuses Burkina Faso of moving boundary pillars; much of Benin-Niger boundary, including tripoint with Nigeria, remains undemarcated, and ICJ ad hoc judges have been selected to rule on disputed Niger and Mekrou River islands; several villages along the Okpara River are in dispute with Nigeria; a joint boundary commission continues to resurvey the boundary with Togo to verify Benin's claim that Togo moved boundary stones

Travel services > % of commercial service exports

58.1 %

[47th of 153]

Vehicle abundance

0.41 per square km

[120th of 141]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World standards on users.pandora.be; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005 World Bank Global Development Indicators, 2001; World Bank, World Development Indicators 2001, Washington, DC: World Bank, 2001

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Taxation
 

Average time to clear customs > days

6.31 days

[2nd of 39]

CPIA fiscal policy rating

4

[10th of 75]

Net taxes on products > constant LCU

64100000000

 

Net taxes on products > current LCU

195100000000

 

Net taxes on products > current US$

369,880,300 $

[100th of 159]

    Net taxes on products > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.086 $ per $1 billion of GDP

[86th of 174]

Tax rates > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

86.8 %

[1st of 39]

Taxes on goods and services > % value added of industry and services

10.23 %

[40th of 89]

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of revenue

13.12 %

[48th of 98]

Taxes on income, profits and capital gains > % of total taxes

16.02 %

[57th of 98]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

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