Factsheet: Benin - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Porto Novo
  • Population (millions): 10.3
  • Total area: 112,760 km2
  • Currency: Franc CFA
  • Language (s): French, Fon, Yoruba

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 8.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 829
  • GDP growth (%): 5.6
  • Inflation (%): 1
  • 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)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Benin$23.5
Canada’s merchandise imports from Benin$0.2
Canadian investment in BeninNot available
Beninese investment in CanadaNot available