Budgets in AfricaCountry profiles

Benin

Region: West Africa
Currency: West African CFA franc (XOF)
Population: 10.9 million
Capital: Porto Novo
Ministry website: www.finances.bj
Fiscal year: January - December
Regional Economic Community: CEN-SAD

Key economic indicators
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
GDP (current XOF[billions]) 3,687.2 4,144 4,501.2 4,734 5,007.68
GDP (%) 3,228.4 3,378.5 3,610.7 3,846.9 4,047.23
GDP growth (%) 2.96 4.65 6.87 6.54 5.21
GDP per capita (current XOF) 330,122.81 336,176.11 349,872.19 363,255.45 372,692.42
GDP per capita (%) 377,037.79 412,346.84 436,160.49 447,022.62 461,135.95
Inflation (CPI) (%) 2.74 6.74 0.97 -1.08 0.27
General government revenue (% of GDP) 18.79 19.25 18.58 17.42 16.94
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 20.13 19.54 20.46 19.71 24.85
Budget balance (% of GDP) -1.34 -0.3 -1.88 -2.29 -7.91
Primary balance (% of GDP) -0.94 0.26 -1.43 -1.9 -7.08
General government debt (% of GDP) 29.88 26.82 25.42 30.87 37.45