Benin: Current account, in dollars

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 Benin

Current account balance, billion USD

 Latest value -0.73
 Year 2021
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1974 - 2021
 Average -0.26
 Min - Max -0.89 - 0.01
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 1974 to 2021. The average value for Benin during that period was -0.26 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of -0.89 billion U.S. dollars in 2014 and a maximum of 0.01 billion U.S. dollars in 1994. The latest value from 2021 is -0.73 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 167 countries is 4.40 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Benin - Current account, in dollars - Recent values chart

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Benin - Current account, in dollars - historical chart - 1974-2021




Definition: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods and services, net primary income, and net secondary income. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


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 Terms of trade 115.82 2021 percent
 Trade openness 50.93 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 21.65 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 3.77 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 19.08 2022 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 29.28 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 5.09 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 1.53 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.27 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 0.70 2021 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -5.10 2019 percent
 Current account, in dollars -0.73 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -7.63 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -0.77 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 1.33 2022 percent
 Remittances 231.00 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 5.14 2021 million USD
 External debt 42.36 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 5.11 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 274.60 9/2022 billion
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