Budgets in AfricaCountry profiles

Benin

Region: West Africa
Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
Population: 11.1 million
Capital: Porto Novo
Ministry website: www.finances.bj, www.developpement.bj
Fiscal year: January - December
Regional Economic Community: CEN-SAD

Key economic indicators
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GDP (constant 2007 XOF[billions]) 3,383.8 3,627.3 3,857.7 3,938.6 4,097.2
GDP (current XOF[billions]) 4,162.2 4,523.9 4,799.5 4,903.8 5,083.94
GDP growth (%) 4.81 7.2 6.35 2.1 4.03
GDP per capita (constant 2007 XOF) 336,703.49 351,480.71 364,275.28 362,689.27 368,197.17
GDP per capita (current XOF) 414,157.83 438,360.1 453,207.66 451,570.52 456,870.96
Inflation (CPI) (%) 6.74 0.97 -1.08 0.27 -0.81
General government revenue (% of GDP) 19.16 18.49 17.19 17.3 15.18
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 19.46 20.36 19.44 24.92 21.26
Budget balance (% of GDP) -0.3 -1.87 -2.26 -7.62 -6.08
Primary balance (% of GDP) 0.26 -1.43 -1.87 -6.88 -4.83
General government debt (% of GDP) 26.71 25.29 30.45 42.43 50.3