Benin Government Budget

Benin recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 1.50 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012. Government Budget in Benin is reported by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO). Government Budget in Benin averaged -1.71 Percent of GDP from 2002 until 2012, reaching an all time high of 0.20 Percent of GDP in 2007 and a record low of -4.20 Percent of GDP in 2009. Government Budget is an itemized accounting of the payments received by government (taxes and other fees) and the payments made by government (purchases and transfer payments). A budget deficit occurs when an government spends more money than it takes in. The opposite of a budget deficit is a budget surplus. This page provides - Benin Government Budget - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-20

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
-1.50 -1.80 0.20 -4.20 -1.31 | 2014/06 2002 - 2012 Percent of GDP Yearly

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Benin Government Budget
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Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Government Debt To GDP 18.80 2011-12-31 19.00 37.30 11.60 20.72 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
Government Budget -1.50 2012-12-31 -1.80 0.20 -4.20 -1.31 2014-06-30 Percent of GDP [+]
Credit Rating 30.00 [+]
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Government Budget | Notes
A government budget is a legal document that forecasts the government expenditures and revenues for a specific period of time. The period covered by a budget is usually a year, known as a financial or fiscal year, which may or may not correspond with the calendar year. A government budget is often passed by the legislature, and approved by the chief executive or president.


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Benin Inflation Rate at -1.50 Percent  
The inflation rate in Benin was recorded at -1.50 percent in February of 2014. Inflation Rate in Benin is reported by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
Benin Balance of Trade at -326.66 CFA Franc Billion  
Benin recorded a trade deficit of 326.66 CFA Franc Billion in the fourth quarter of 2013. Balance of Trade in Benin is reported by the INSAE, Benin.
Benin Imports at 393.87 CFA Franc Billion  
Imports in Benin decreased to 393.87 CFA Franc Billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 from 730.90 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2013. Imports in Benin is reported by the INSAE, Benin.
Benin Exports at 67.20 CFA Franc Billion  
Exports in Benin increased to 67.20 CFA Franc Billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 from 63.57 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2014. Exports in Benin is reported by the INSAE, Benin.
Benin Current Account to GDP at -9.50 Percent  
Benin recorded a Current Account deficit of 9.50 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012. Current Account to GDP in Benin is reported by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
Benin GDP Annual Growth Rate at 5.40 Percent  
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Benin expanded 5.40 percent in 2012 from the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Benin is reported by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
Benin Sales Tax Rate at 18.00 Percent  
The Sales Tax Rate in Benin stands at 18 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Benin is reported by the Direction Générale des Impôts et des Domaines.
Benin Government Debt To GDP at 18.80 Percent  
Benin recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 18.80 percent of the countrys Gross Domestic Product in 2011. Government Debt To GDP in Benin is reported by the Central Bank of West African States.
Benin Interest Rate at 3.50 Percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Benin was last recorded at 3.50 percent. Interest Rate in Benin is reported by the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO).
Benin Population at 10.05 Million  
The total population in Benin was last recorded at 10.1 million people in 2012 from 2.4 million in 1960, changing 315 percent during the last 50 years. Population in Benin is reported by the World Bank.
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