Benin Current Account to GDP  1974-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Benin recorded a Current Account deficit of 15.10 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2015. Current Account to GDP in Benin averaged -7.07 percent from 1974 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 0.70 percent in 1994 and a record low of -29.75 percent in 1982.

Benin Current Account to GDP
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Benin Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -379.80 -284.55 -8.30 -679.56 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Exports 29.75 42.71 177.14 0.80 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Imports 409.56 327.26 744.61 27.40 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account -884.91 -673.18 10.55 -884.91 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -15.10 -15.20 0.70 -29.75 percent [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.46 0.00 [+]

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Benin Current Account to GDP Notes

The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - Benin Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Benin Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-15.10 -15.20 0.70 -29.75 1974 - 2015 percent Yearly

current account to gdp by Country

Switzerland 11.00 Dec/15
Netherlands 9.10 Dec/15
Germany 8.80 Dec/15
South Korea 7.00 Dec/16
Euro Area 3.70 Dec/15
Japan 3.70 Dec/16
Italy 2.20 Dec/15
China 1.80 Dec/16
Russia 1.80 Dec/16
Spain 1.50 Dec/15
India -0.90 Dec/16
Brazil -1.30 Dec/16
France -1.40 Dec/15
Indonesia -1.80 Dec/16
United States -2.60 Dec/16
Australia -2.70 Dec/16
Mexico -2.70 Dec/16
Canada -3.30 Dec/15
Turkey -3.80 Dec/16
United Kingdom -4.40 Dec/16