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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Western Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 114763  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 11167  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 99.0  
Capital city 2015 Porto-Novo Porto-Novo is the constitutional capital and Cotonou is the economic capital.  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 268 2014.  
Currency 2015 CFA Franc (XOF)  
UN membership date 2013 20 September 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 9575  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 6970  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 4804  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 6.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 2.1  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 1.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 903.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 733.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 587.1  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 23.0  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 25.4  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 27.1  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 22.7  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 24.7  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 30.3  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 54.3  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 49.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 42.5  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 45.1 Break in the time series. Persons aged 15 to 64 years.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 42.7 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2. 2003.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 10.4 Break in the time series. Persons aged 15 to 64 years.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 9.5 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2. 2003.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 ...  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 44.0 Break in the time series. Persons aged 15 to 64 years.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 46.2 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 2. 2003.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 1.1 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 1.0 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 1.1 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 70.0/73.4 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 69.3/73.7 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 67.4/77.0 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 146 Cotonou.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 134 Cotonou. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 115 Cotonou.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 145 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 150 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 122  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 102  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2014 148 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Country data supplemented with data from the Observatoire Economique et Statistique d’Afrique Subsaharienne (Afristat). 2013.  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2010 129 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Country data supplemented with data from the Observatoire Economique et Statistique d’Afrique Subsaharienne (Afristat).  
Index of industrial production (2005=100) 2005 100 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Country data supplemented with data from the Observatoire Economique et Statistique d’Afrique Subsaharienne (Afristat).  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -885  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -618  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -270  
Exports (million US$) 2015 951.0 2014.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 3596.1 2014.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -2645.1 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Gabon (14.9), China (9.9), India (8.6) 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 India (13.3), Thailand (12.6), France (8.3) 2014.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.7  
Urban population (%) 2015 44.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.7  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 60.6/57.8  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 82  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 245.4/2.3 Including refugees. Refers to foreign citizens.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 242  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 572  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 69  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.6  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.4  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 119.9/131.1  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 43.9/64.8  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 8.4/22.4 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 6.3 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 7.2  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 101.7  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 5.3 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 74  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 39.1 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 5798/0.6  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 94  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 16.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 22.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 85.3/72.2  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 35.6/7.3  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 6.9  
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