Benin at a glance        0  485 reads

Geography
Area: 116,622 sq. km. (43,483 sq. mi.).
Cities: Capital--Porto-Novo (pop. 295,000). Political and economic capital--Cotonou (pop. 2 million). Terrain: Mostly flat plains of 200 meters average elevation, but the Atacora Mountains extend along the northwest border, with the highest point being Mont Sokbaro 658 meters
Climate: Tropical, average temperatures between 24o and 31oC. Humid in south; semiarid in north.


People
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Beninese (singular and plural).
Population (2010): 9.05 million.
Annual population growth rate (2010 est.): 2.9%.
Ethnic groups: African 99% (42 ethnic groups, most important being Xwla, Fon, Adja, Yoruba, and Bariba), Europeans 5,500.
Religions: Indigenous beliefs (animist) 35%, Christian 35%, Muslim 20%, others 10%, Languages: French (official), Fon, Mina, Goun, and Yoruba in the south; Nagot, Bariba, and Dendi in the north.
Education (2008): Literacy--total population 44%; men 48%, women 23%.
Health (2010): Infant mortality rate--61/1,000.
Life expectancy--59 yrs.
Work force: The labor market is characterized by an increased reliance on informal employment, family helpers, and the use of apprentices. Training and job opportunities are not well matched.

Government
Type: Republic under multiparty democratic rule.
Independence: August 1, 1960.
Constitution: December 11, 1990.
Branches: Executive--President, elected by popular vote for 5-year term, renewable once, appoints the Cabinet. Legislative--Unicameral, 83-seat National Assembly directly elected by popular vote for 4-year term. Judicial--Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, High Court of Justice.
Subdivisions: Twelve departments: Borgou, Alibori, Atakora, Donga, Zou, Collines, Mono, Couffo, Oueme, Plateau, Atlantique, and Littoral.
Political parties (partial listing of major parties): La Renaissance du Benin (RB), Party of Democratic Renewal (PRD), Social-Democrat Party (PSD), African Movement for Development and Progress (MADEP), Action Front for Democratic Renewal (FARD-ALAFIA), African Congress for Renewal (CAR-DUNYA), Impulse for Progress and Democracy (IPD), Alliance for Democracy and Progress (ADP), National Union for Democracy and Progress (UNDP), National Party Together (PNE), Key Force (FC), Hope Force (FE) Union for the Relief (UPR), Rally for Progress and Renewal (RPR), Movement for the People Alternative (MAP), Communist Party of Benin (PCB).

Economy
GDP (2009): $6.4 billion.
GDP growth rate (2009): 3.2%.
Per capita GDP (2009): $1,500.
Inflation rate (2009): 4%.
Natural resources: Small offshore oil deposits, unexploited deposits of high quality marble limestone, and timber.
Agricultural: Products--corn, sorghum, cassava, tapioca, yams, beans, rice, cotton, palm oil, cocoa, peanuts, poultry, and livestock. Arable land--13%. Permanent crops 4%, permanent pastures 4%, forests and woodland 31%. Business and industry: Textiles, cigarettes, food and beverages, construction materials, petroleum.
Trade: Exports--$1.024 billion: cotton, cashews, shea butter, textiles, palm products, seafood. Imports--$1.54 billion: foodstuffs, tobacco, petroleum products, energy, and capital goods. Major trade partners--Nigeria, France, China, Italy, Brazil, Libya, Indonesia, U.K., Cote d'Ivoire.

Background

Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu KEREKOU and the establishment of a government based on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore SOGLO as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. KEREKOU was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001, though some irregularities were alleged. KEREKOU stepped down at the end of his second term in 2006 and was succeeded by Thomas YAYI Boni, a political outsider and independent. YAYI has begun a high profile fight against corruption and has strongly promoted accelerating Benin's economic growth.

SOURCES
All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Identification
 15 character
15 character
Benin
30 character
Benin
Country name Benin
Country name > Conventional long form Republic of Benin
Country name > Conventional short form Benin
Country name > Former Dahomey
Country name > Local long form Republique du Benin
Country name > Local short form Benin
ISO code 204
ISO long BEN
ISO short BJ
Native names Bénin
Translation > Catalan Benin
Translation > French Benin
Translation > German
Benin
Translation > Italian
Benin
Translation > Portugese
Benin
Translation > Spanish BenIn
UN code 204


SOURCES
CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Microsoft.com; Wkipedia

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Top rankings

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Agriculture > Agricultural raw materials exports > % of merchandise exports

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

Crime > Courts > % of managers surveyed lacking confidence in courts to uphold property rights

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

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

Economy > Goods and services expense > % of expense

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

Energy > Electrical outages > days

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic

Health > External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

Health > Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population

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

Religion > Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP)

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

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

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

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal > Agricultural

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > annual % growth

Government > Management time dealing with officials > % of management time

Government > Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Taxation > Average time to clear customs > days

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Agriculture > Agricultural raw materials imports > % of merchandise imports

Economy > Poverty gap at $2 a day > PPP > %

Economy > Poverty headcount ratio at $1 a day > PPP > % of population

Economy > Poverty headcount ratio at $2 a day > PPP > % of population

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

Health > Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

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Economy > Poverty gap at $1 a day > PPP > %

Energy > Electricity production from oil sources > % of total

Energy > Gas-diesel oils > Changes in stocks at importers

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

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Conversion to other forms of energy

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal > Industrial

Health > Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

Media > DVD region

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Agriculture > Agricultural growth

Agriculture > Cereal production

Agriculture > Food production index

Economy > CPIA macroeconomic management rating

Economy > Exports > Primary

Education > Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

Education > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal

Environment > Urban NO2 concentration

Health > Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

Health > Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49

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


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Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > tractors

Agriculture > Agricultural machinery > tractors per 100 hectares of arable land

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

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

Agriculture > Arable land > hectares

Agriculture > Fertilizer consumption > 100 grams per hectare of arable land

Agriculture > Fertilizer consumption > metric tons

Agriculture > Irrigated land > % of cropland

Agriculture > Land under cereal production > hectares

Agriculture > Permanent cropland > % of land area

Agriculture > value added > annual % growth

Agriculture > value added > constant 2000 US$

Agriculture > value added > current US$

Agriculture > value added per worker > constant 2000 US$

Currency > PPP conversion factor to official exchange rate ratio

Democracy > CPIA gender equality rating

Democracy > CPIA policies for social inclusion/equity cluster average

Democracy > CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating

Democracy > CPIA public sector management and institutions cluster average

Democracy > CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating

Economy > Adjusted net savings, excluding particulate emission damage > % of GNI

Economy > Adjusted net savings, including particulate emission damage > % of GNI

Economy > Adjusted savings: consumption of fixed capital > % of GNI

Economy > Adjusted savings: gross savings > % of GNI

Economy > Adjusted savings: net national savings > % of GNI

Economy > Aid > % of GNI

Economy > Aid per capita > current US$

Economy > Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$

Economy > Bank and trade-related lending > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Bank liquid reserves to bank assets ratio

Economy > Business disclosure index

Economy > Cash surplus/deficit > % of GDP

Economy > Claims on private sector > annual growth as % of M2

Economy > Commercial service exports > current US$

Economy > Commercial service exports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Commercial service imports > current US$

Economy > Commercial service imports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Consumer price index

Economy > Cost of business start-up procedures > % of GNI per capita

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Economy > CPIA economic management cluster average

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Economy > CPIA structural policies cluster average

Economy > CPIA trade rating

Economy > Credit information availability index

Economy > Current account balance > BoP, current US$

Economy > Current account balance > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Current account balance > % of GDP

Economy > Current transfers, receipts > BoP, current US$

Economy > Current transfers, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Deposit interest rate > %

Economy > Domestic credit provided by banking sector > % of GDP

Economy > Domestic credit to private sector > % of GDP

Economy > Ease of doing business index

Economy > Expense > % of GDP

Economy > Exports of goods and services > annual % growth

Economy > Exports of goods and services > BoP, current US$

Economy > Exports of goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Exports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$

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Economy > Exports of goods and services > % of GDP

Economy > Exports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$

Economy > Exports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Export value index

Economy > External balance on goods and services > current US$

Economy > External balance on goods and services > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > External balance on goods and services > % of GDP

Economy > External debt, total > DOD, current US$

Economy > External debt, total > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Final consumption expenditure > current US$

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > annual % growth

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$

Economy > Financial information infrastructure index

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net > BoP, current US$

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net inflows > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net inflows > % of GDP

Economy > Foreign direct investment, net outflows > % of GDP

Economy > GDP > constant 2000 US$

Economy > GDP deflator

Economy > GDP growth > annual %

Economy > GDP per capita > constant 2000 US$

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Economy > GDP per capita, PPP > constant 2000 international $

Economy > GDP per capita, PPP > current international $

Economy > GDP per unit of energy use

Economy > GDP, PPP > constant 2000 international $

Economy > GDP, PPP > current international $

Economy > GNI, Atlas method > current US$

Economy > GNI > current US$

Economy > GNI > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > GNI, PPP > current international $

Economy > Goods exports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Goods exports > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Goods imports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Goods imports > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Grants and other revenue > % of revenue

Economy > Gross capital formation > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Gross capital formation > current US$

Economy > Gross capital formation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Gross domestic savings > current US$

Economy > Gross domestic savings > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > current US$

Economy > Gross fixed capital formation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Gross national expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Gross national expenditure > current US$

Economy > Gross private capital flows > % of GDP

Economy > Gross savings > current US$

Economy > Gross savings > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Gross savings > % of GNI

Economy > Gross value added at factor cost > current US$

Economy > Gross value added at factor cost > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > High-technology exports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > annual % growth

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure > current US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > annual % growth

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure, etc. > current US$

Economy > Household final consumption expenditure per capita > constant 2000 US$

Economy > IBRD loans and IDA credits > PPG DOD, current US$

Economy > IDA resource allocation index

Economy > Imports of goods and services > annual % growth

Economy > Imports of goods and services > BoP, current US$

Economy > Imports of goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Imports of goods and services > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Imports of goods and services > current US$

Economy > Imports of goods and services > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Imports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$

Economy > Imports of goods, services and income > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Import quantum/quantity index

Economy > Import value index

Economy > Income payments > BoP, current US$

Economy > Income payments > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Income receipts > BoP, current US$

Economy > Income receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Inflation, consumer prices > annual %

Economy > Inflation, GDP deflator > annual %

Economy > Insurance and financial services > % of commercial service exports

Economy > Interest payments > % of expense

Economy > Interest payments > % of revenue

Economy > International tourism, expenditures > current US$

Economy > International tourism, expenditures > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > International tourism, expenditures > % of total imports

Economy > International tourism, number of arrivals

Economy > International tourism, receipts > current US$

Economy > International tourism, receipts > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > International tourism, receipts > % of total exports

Economy > Legal rights of borrowers and lenders index

Economy > Lending interest rate > %

Economy > Liquid liabilities (M3) as % of GDP

Economy > Long-term debt > DOD, current US$

Economy > Long-term debt > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Merchandise exports > current US$

Economy > Merchandise exports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Merchandise imports > current US$

Economy > Merchandise imports > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Merchandise trade > % of GDP

Economy > Money and quasi money (M2) as % of GDP

Economy > Money and quasi money (M2) to total reserves ratio

Economy > Multilateral debt service > % of public and publicly guaranteed debt service

Economy > Net barter terms of trade

Economy > Net capital account > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net current transfers > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net current transfers > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net current transfers from abroad > current US$

Economy > Net current transfers from abroad > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net errors and omissions, adjusted > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net errors and omissions, adjusted > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, others > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, others > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$

Economy > Net financial flows, RDB nonconcessional > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net income > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net income > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net income from abroad > current US$

Economy > Net income from abroad > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net trade in goods and services > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net trade in goods and services > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net trade in goods > BoP, current US$

Economy > Net trade in goods > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Official development assistance and official aid > current US$

Economy > Official development assistance and official aid > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Portfolio investment, bonds > PPG + PNG > NFL, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Portfolio investment, equity > DRS, current US$

Economy > Portfolio investment, equity > DRS, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Present value of debt > % of exports of goods and services

Economy > Present value of debt > % of GNI

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > % of exports

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > % of GNI

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed debt service > TDS, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$

Economy > Public and publicly guaranteed (PPG) debt > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Quasi-liquid liabilities > % of GDP

Economy > Revenue, excluding grants > % of GDP

Economy > Royalty and license fees, payments > BoP, current US$

Economy > Royalty and license fees, payments > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Royalty and license fees, receipts > BoP, current US$

Economy > Royalty and license fees, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Services, etc., value added > annual % growth

Economy > Services, etc., value added > constant 2000 US$

Economy > Services, etc., value added > current US$

Economy > Service exports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Service exports > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Service imports > BoP, current US$

Economy > Service imports > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Short-term debt > % of exports of goods, services and income

Economy > Short-term debt > % of total external debt

Economy > Subsidies and other transfers > % of expense

Economy > Total debt service > % of exports of goods, services and income

Economy > Total debt service > % of GNI

Economy > Total debt service > TDS, current US$

Economy > Total debt service > TDS, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Total reserves > includes gold, current US$

Economy > Total reserves > includes gold, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Total reserves minus gold > current US$

Economy > Total reserves minus gold > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Trade in services > % of GDP

Economy > Trade > % of GDP

Economy > Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$

Economy > Use of IMF credit > DOD, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Education > Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI

Education > Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

Education > Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

Education > Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

Education > Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

Education > Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

Education > Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

Education > Library members

Education > Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

Education > Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

Education > Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

Education > Literacy rates, aged 15-24

Education > Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

Education > Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

Education > Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

Education > Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

Education > Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

Education > Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

Education > Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

Education > Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

Education > Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

Education > Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

Education > Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

Education > Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

Education > Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

Education > Primary education, duration > years

Education > Primary education, pupils

Education > Primary education, pupils > % female

Education > Primary education, teachers

Education > Primary education, teachers > % female

Education > Progression to secondary school > %

Education > Progression to secondary school, female > %

Education > Progression to secondary school, male > %

Education > Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

Education > Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

Education > Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

Education > Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

Education > Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

Education > Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

Education > Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

Education > Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

Education > Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

Education > Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

Education > Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

Education > School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

Education > School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

Education > School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, primary, female > % net

Education > School enrollment, primary > % gross

Education > School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

Education > School enrollment, primary, male > % net

Education > School enrollment, primary > % net

Education > School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

Education > School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

Education > School enrollment, secondary > % gross

Education > School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

Education > School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

Education > School enrollment, secondary > % net

Education > School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary

Education > School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

Education > School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

Education > School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

Education > Scientific and technical journal articles

Education > Secondary education, general pupils

Education > Secondary education, pupils

Education > Secondary education, pupils > % female

Education > Secondary education, teachers

Education > Secondary education, teachers > % female

Education > Secondary education, vocational pupils

Education > Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

Education > Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

Education > Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

Education > Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

Energy > Adjusted savings: energy depletion > % of GNI

Energy > Electricity > Hydro > Production

Energy > Electricity > Hydro > Production > Public

Energy > Electric power consumption > kWh

Energy > Electric power transmission and distribution losses > million kWh

Energy > Electricity production from hydroelectric sources > kwh

Energy > Electricity production from hydroelectric sources > % of total

Energy > Electricity production from oil sources > kwh

Energy > Electricity > Station use & station loss (per capita)

Energy > Electricity > Total production, public (per capita)

Energy > Gas-diesel oils > Consumption in rail transport

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

Energy > imports > kt of oil equivalent

Energy > imports > kt of oil equivalent (per capita)

Energy > imports, net > % of energy use

Energy > Oil Consumption Test (per capita)

Energy > Oil Consumption Test (per $ GDP)

Energy > Oil Consumption Test Test (per capita)

Energy > Oil Consumption Test Test (per $ GDP)

Energy > production > kt of oil equivalent

Energy > use > kt of oil equivalent

Environment > Adjusted savings: carbon dioxide damage > % of GNI

Environment > Adjusted savings: particulate emission damage > % of GNI

Environment > CO2 emissions > kg per 2000 PPP $ of GDP

Environment > CO2 emissions > kt

Environment > CPIA policy and institutions for environmental sustainability rating

Environment > Forest area > % of land area

Environment > Forest area > sq. km

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal

Environment > Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions > kg per day

Environment > PM10, country level > micrograms per cubic meter

Environment > Water pollution, chemical industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, clay and glass industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, other industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, paper and pulp industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, textile industry > % of total BOD emissions

Environment > Water pollution, wood industry > % of total BOD emissions

Geography > Population density > people per sq. km

Geography > Rural population density > rural population per sq. km of arable land

Geography > Surface area > sq. km

Government > CPIA equity of public resource use rating

Government > CPIA quality of public administration rating

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > current US$

Government > General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Government > Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > %

Government > Procedures to build a warehouse > number

Government > Procedures to enforce a contract > number

Government > Procedures to register property > number

Government > Start-up procedures to register a business > number

Government > Time required to build a warehouse > days

Government > Time required to enforce a contract > days

Government > Time required to register property > days

Government > Time required to start a business > days

Government > Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours

Government > Time to resolve insolvency > years

Government > Total businesses registered > number

Health > expenditure per capita > current US$

Health > expenditure, private > % of GDP

Health > expenditure, public > % of GDP

Health > expenditure, total > % of GDP

Health > External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

Health > Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

Health > Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

Health > Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

Health > Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

Health > Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

Health > Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

Health > Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

Health > Improved water source > % of population with access

Health > Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

Health > Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

Health > Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

Health > Life expectancy at birth, female > years

Health > Life expectancy at birth, male > years

Health > Life expectancy at birth, total > years

Health > Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

Health > Physicians > per 1,000 people

Health > Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

Health > Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

Health > Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

Health > Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

Industry > Changes in inventories > current US$

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

Industry > Chemicals > % of value added in manufacturing

Industry > Manufactures exports > % of merchandise exports

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > annual % growth

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > constant 2000 US$

Industry > Manufacturing, value added > current US$

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

Industry > Ores and metals exports > % of merchandise exports

Industry > Ores and metals imports > % of merchandise imports

Industry > Other manufacturing > % of value added in manufacturing

Industry > value added > annual % growth

Industry > value added > constant 2000 US$

Industry > value added > current US$

Industry > value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Internet > Broadband subscribers

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

Internet > Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

Internet > Secure Internet servers

Labor > Compensation of employees > % of expense

Labor > CPIA building human resources rating

Labor > Firing cost > weeks of wages

Labor > force, female > % of total labor force

Labor > force participation rate, female > % of female population ages 15-64

Labor > force participation rate, male > % of male population ages 15-64

Labor > force participation rate, total > % of total population ages 15-64

Labor > force, total

Labor > Rigidity of employment index

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

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, paid > US$ (per $ GDP)

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$

Labor > Workers' remittances and compensation of employees, received > US$ (per $ GDP)

Labor > Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$

Labor > Workers' remittances, receipts > BoP, current US$ (per $ GDP)

Media > Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

Media > Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

Media > Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

Media > Households with television > %

Media > International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

Media > Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

Media > Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Media > Mobile phone subscribers

Media > Personal computers

Media > Population covered by mobile telephony > %

Media > Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

Media > Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month

Media > Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP)

Media > Telephone employees, total

Media > Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

Media > Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

Media > Telephone mainlines

Media > Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

Media > Telephone subscribers

Media > Telephone subscribers per employee

Military > Arms imports > constant 1990 US$

Military > expenditure > % of GDP

Military > personnel

Military > personnel > % of total labor force

People > CPIA social protection rating

People > Population ages 15-64 > % of total

People > Population ages 65 and above > % of total

People > Population, female > % of total

People > Rural population

People > Urban population

Taxation > CPIA fiscal policy rating

Taxation > Net taxes on products > current US$

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

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

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

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

Terrorism > Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Deaths to incidences ratio

Terrorism > Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Fatalities

Terrorism > Terrorist Acts > 1968-2006 > Incidences

Transportation > Air transport, freight > million tons per km

Transportation > Travel services > % of commercial service exports

2nd last

Economy > GINI index

Economy > Gross national expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Income share held by highest 10%

Economy > Income share held by highest 20%

Economy > Services, etc., value added > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Tourism expenditures, international (per $ GDP)

Education > Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

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

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

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by households

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by households and other consumers

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by industry & construction

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by other consumers

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Consumption by other industries and construction

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal > Industrial

Media > Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology

Media > Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily

Media > Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes

3rd last

Economy > Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Region not specified

Education > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

Education > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

Energy > Crude Petroleum > Exports

Energy > Electricity > Station use & station loss

Energy > Kerosene > Consumption for non-energy uses

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Net inland availability

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Production

Health > % immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3

Media > Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history

Media > Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total

Media > Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

4th last

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

Education > Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

Education > Library books

Education > School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

Energy > Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by industry & construction

Energy > Gas-diesel oils > Consumption by other industries and construction

Energy > Natural Gas (including LNG) > Total resources

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Energy balance requirement

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Gross inland availability

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal > Agricultural

Government > Management time dealing with officials > % of management time

Government > Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

Media > Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences

Media > Cinemas

Media > Cinemas > Seats

Media > Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Periodicals

Media > Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily

Taxation > Average time to clear customs > days

5th last

Agriculture > Arable land > % of land area

Agriculture > Area > Cotton

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

Crime > Courts > % of managers surveyed lacking confidence in courts to uphold property rights

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

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

Economy > Tourist arrivals by region of origin > Asia, East and South East/Oceania

Energy > Bagasse > Consumption by industry & construction

Energy > Bagasse > Consumption by other industries and construction

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

Energy > Electrical outages > days

Energy > Natural gas reserves

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

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Conversion to other forms of energy

Environment > Freshwater withdrawal > Domestic

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

People > Male population > Age 75-79 > % of the total

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

6th last

Economy > Export quantum/quantity index

Economy > GNI, Atlas method > current US$ (per $ GDP)

Economy > Net financial flows, IMF concessional > current US$

Education > Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

Education > Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

Education > Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

Energy > Bagasse > Net inland availability

Energy > Bagasse > Statistical differences (per capita)

Energy > Other biomass and wastes > Statistical differences (per capita)

Energy > Residual Fuel Oil > Conversion in thermal power plants

Health > Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

Language > Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

Media > Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature

Media > Cinemas > Annual attendance

People > Male population > Age 70-74 > % of the total

Terrorism > Global Terrorism Indicator

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