Country Report Benin April 2008

Economic structure: Quarterly indicators

 2006   2007   
 1 Qtr2 Qtr3 Qtr4 Qtr1 Qtr2 Qtr3 Qtr4 Qtr
Prices        
Consumer prices (2000=100)118.0120.5118.5120.2120.8120.5119.5122.6
Consumer prices (% change, year on year)4.95.11.83.42.40.00.82.0
Financial indicators        
Exchange rate CFAfr:US$ (av)545.8522.3514.9508.6500.6486.6477.3452.6
Exchange rate CFAfr:US$ (end-period)541.9516.0518.1498.1492.5485.7462.6445.6
Deposit rate (av; %)3.503.503.503.503.503.503.503.50
Discount rate (end-period; %)4.004.004.254.254.254.254.254.25
M1 (end-period; CFAfr bn)439.4435.1438.4503.1456.8471.2497.0589.9
M1 (% change, year on year)12.010.320.611.94.08.313.417.3
M2 (end-period; CFAfr bn)646.7638.3654.5726.7689.2717.6762.3869.4
M2 (% change, year on year)15.911.819.414.56.612.416.519.6
Foreign trade (US$ m)a        
Exports fob87.77120.7990.0391.2069.48141.11113.85n/a
Imports cif-617.05-791.94-984.67-1,033.81-908.54-1,146.49-1,315.48n/a
Trade balance-529.28-671.15-894.64-942.61-839.06-1,005.38-1,201.63n/a
Foreign reserves (US$ m)        
Reserves excl gold (end-period)728.6810.2795.9912.2999.21,005.71,150.61,209.2
a DOTS estimates.
Source: IMF, International Financial Statistics.

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