General information

Capital: Porto-Novo

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 114,760 km²

Population in million: 11.2 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 830 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 2,266 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 70.9 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.8 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 63.5 %

Life expectancy at birth: 60.9 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 38 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 9.27 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 22.5 

Industry value added of GDP: 21.4 

Services value added of GDP: 46.9 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 1.11 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 4.75 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Bars and rods of iron or steel (1.64 %)
Other bars and rods of iron or steel (1.09 %)
Woven fabrics of cotton (0.94 %)
Bars and rods of iron or steel, forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn (0.57 %)
Hydraulic cements (0.34 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cotton, not carded or combed (15.10 %)
Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (12.48 %)
Wood in the rough (5.00 %)
Meat and edible offal of the poultry (3.17 %)
Rice (2.83 %)

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