Three quarters of the population has access to clean water (2012). Malaria is a major problem in the country and 1 percent of the population aged 15-49 is estimated to be infected with HIV/AIDS. Visit AbbreviationFinder to see the definitions of BEN and acronym for Benin.
|Gross domestic product (GDP)||$ 25,390,000,000|
|GDP growth rate||5.60%|
|GDP per capita||2,300 USD|
|GDP by sector|
|Proportion of the population below the national poverty line||37.4%|
|Distribution of household income|
|Industrial production growth rate||4.20%|
|Investment volume||18% of GDP|
|National debt||54.60% of GDP|
|Foreign exchange reserves||$ 60,200,000|
|Number of visitors||242,000|
Access to healthcare is poor; there is one doctor and five hospital beds per 10,000 residents (2010). However, maternal health care has been expanded during the 2000s and qualified staff are available at more than four out of five deliveries. In 2012, 10 percent of government spending was spent on health care.