Benin: Food production index

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 Benin

Food production index (2004-2006 = 100)

 Latest value 119.2
 Year 2021
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 46.5
 Min - Max 13.8 - 119.2
 Source FAO
For that indicator, we provide data for Benin from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Benin during that period was 46.5 index points with a minimum of 13.8 index points in 1962 and a maximum of 119.2 index points in 2021. The latest value from 2021 is 119.2 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 188 countries is 108.4 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Benin - Food production index - Recent values chart

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Benin - Food production index - historical chart - 1961-2021




Definition: Food production index covers food crops that are considered edible and that contain nutrients. Coffee and tea are excluded because, although edible, they have no nutritive value.


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 Forest area, percent 27.4 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 35.03 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 28.15 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 26.90 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 4.68 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 39,500 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 129.2 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,039 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 24.8 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 1,409 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 119.2 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 40.7 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 107.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 30,851.5 2021 sq. km
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