Factsheet: Benin - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Porto Novo
  • Population (millions): 10.1
  • Total area: 112,760 km2
  • Currency: Franc CFA
  • Language (s): French, Fon, Yoruba

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 7.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 752
  • GDP growth (%): 5.4
  • Inflation (%): 6.7
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Infrastructure
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Transportation

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Benin$22.2$11.0
Canada’s merchandise imports from Benin$0.09$0.2
Canadian investment in BeninNot availableNot available
Beninese investment in CanadaNot availableNot available