Benin Economy : Benin is a Lower-income country comes under the Sub-Saharan African region, according to the classification made by the World Bank on the basis of Region and Income for the year 2006.
The country has a total surface area of 112.6 thousand square kilometer as of the year 2004 with a forest area of 26,750.0 square kilometer as in 2000.
The Socioeconomic indicators of the country over the years are as follows:
|Population, total||7.2 million||7.9 million||8.2 million|
|Population growth (annual %)||3.0||3.2||3.2|
|Life expectancy at birth, total (years)||53.7||54.1||54.6|
|Fertility rate, total (births per woman)||6.0||5.8||5.7|
|Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births)||95.0||..||89.6|
|Mortality rate, under-5 (per 1,000)||160.0||..||152.0|
The important economic indicators of the country are as follows:
|GNI, Atlas method (current US$)||2.4 billion||3.0 billion||3.7 billion|
|GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)||340.0||380.0||450.0|
|GDP (current US$)||2.3 billion||3.6 billion||4.1 billion|
|GDP growth (annual %)||5.8||3.9||2.7|
|Inflation, GDP deflator (annual %)||3.3||5.9||1.4|