Benin has a population of 10 million people, and a land mass of 112 000 km2. Life expectancy is 59 years, and with a per capita GDP of USD 789, the country is classified as a low income country. The country's GDP grew in 2016 with 4%, and totaled a nominal value of USD 8.5 billion.
Benin is ranked at place 155 in the World Bank Doing Business Index, out of 189 countries in total. On Transparency International's corruption perception index, Benin is ranked at place 83, out of 167 countries in total.
Norwegian exports to Benin in 2016 were NOK 92 million. The same year, Norway imported goods from Benin at a value of 0 million.