World’s Best Subcustodians 2013: Regional Winners

By Gordon Platt

NORTH AMERICA

Citi

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Central bank

Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)

International Reserves

US$ 887.44 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

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Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 7.545 billion (2010 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

15.392 billion of International dollars (2010 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
6.2% 4.4% 4% 3% 2.9% 3.8% 4.6% 5%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
2.7% 2.6% 3.1% 3.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 740 (2010 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$1,510 International Dollars (2010 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02% 0.02%

**Forecast

 
 
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GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 35.5% 
  • industry: 6.1% 
  • services: 58.4% (2010 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
2.2%(2008) 2.1% 2.7% 7%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
26.9% 27.3% 30% 31.3% 30%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
-0.1% -3.3% -0.4% -1.4% -0.7%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Benin

N/A