Investment Opportunities in Benin

Why invest in Benin?

Stable democracy

One of the most stable democracies in Africa, has recently initiated major economic and structural reforms. Benin is ranked 149 in the ease of doing business according to the World Bank annual ratings.

geographical position

It enjoys a strategic geographical position, sharing its borders with Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Promising growth

Solid growth rate of 5.4% in 2017 and plans to reach 7.1% by 2021. Benin’s success has been achieved without harming the country’s overall economic health – the budget deficit was just 2.2% of the GDP in 2016.

new momentum for Benin

Bénin Révélé is a large-scale investment program based on 45 flagship projects in 9 key sectors, and which aims to sustainably revive the country’s economy.

Digital platform

Benin has been instrumental in creating digital Platform for key Administratives procedures leading of higher level of transparency and proccess effeciency comparable to any developed nation

leading across multiple platforms

A special place in the Top 10 of the IMF’s fast-growing African states with a growth rate of 6.7% recorded in 2018. Benin also recorded a gain of 4 places in the 2019 Doing Business ranking

Why invest in Benin?

Stable democracy

One of the most stable democracies in Africa, Republic of Benin has recently initiated major economic and structural reforms. Benin is ranked 149 in the ease of doing business, according to the World Bank annual ratings.

geographical position

Benin enjoys a strategic geographical position, sharing its borders with Togo, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Niger.

Promising growth

Solid growth rate of 5.4% in 2017 and plans to reach 7.1% by 2021. Benin’s success has been achieved without harming the country’s overall economic health – the budget deficit was just 2.2% of the GDP in 2016.

new momentum for Benin

Bénin Révélé is a large-scale investment program based on 45 flagship projects in 9 key sectors, and which aims to sustainably revive the country’s economy.

Digital platform

Benin has been instrumental in creating digital platform for key administrative procedures, leading to a higher level of transparency and process efficiency comparable to any developed nation.

leading across multiple platforms

A special place in the Top 10 of the IMF’s fast-growing African states with a growth rate of 6.7% recorded in 2018. Benin also recorded a gain of four places in the 2019 Doing Business ranking.

Investment Opportunities

Key industries to invest in Benin

Light engineering at GDIZ Benin Africa

Light Engineering

Cotton textile apparals at GDIZ Benin Africa

Cotton Textile and Apparels

agro processing industries at GDIZ Benin Africa

Agro-Processing Industries

Timber processing in GDIZ Benin Africa

Timber Product Industries

agro processing industries at GDIZ Benin Africa

Agro-Processing Industries

Cotton textile apparals at GDIZ Benin Africa

Cotton Textile and Apparels

Light engineering at GDIZ Benin Africa

Light Engineering

Investment Opportunities

Key Industry Sectors

Light engineering at GDIZ Benin Africa

Light Engineering

Cotton textile apparals at GDIZ Benin Africa

Cotton Textile and Apparels

agro processing industries at GDIZ Benin Africa

Agro-Processing Industries

Timber processing in GDIZ Benin Africa

Timber Product Industries

agro processing industries at GDIZ Benin Africa

Agro-Processing Industries

Cotton textile apparals at GDIZ Benin Africa

Cotton Textile and Apparels

Light engineering at GDIZ Benin Africa

Light Engineering

Regional Treaties

Benefits

  • No Trade Barriers to intra-WAEMU trade, implementing fully the common external tariff (CET), coordinating further tax and customs practices facilitating labor mobility and developing regional structural policies.
  • Benin being a WAEMU country has access to trade relations with these countries and will benefit from ECO
  • While the region has relatively low skill, Benin has good labor, and the Transportation system within Benin is also developed.
  • Benin forms an important member of the community with an enriched economic environment to do business with neighboring countries

Regional Treaties

Regional Treaties

Regional Treaties

Benefits

  • No Trade Barriers to intra-WAEMU trade, implementing fully the common external tariff (CET), coordinating further tax and customs practices facilitating labor mobility and developing regional structural policies.
  • Benin being a WAEMU country has access to trade relations with these countries and will benefit from ECO

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logo-296x300 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) logo-296x300 West African Economic and Monetary
Union (UEMOA)

Geography & Connectivity

The city of Cotonou is well connected by very good national highway roads to cities like
Lagos Lagos

100Km

lome Lome

150Km

accra Accra

346Km

Cardinal Bernadin Gantin International Airport located in city of cotonou, is gateway to republic of Benin through air -route from major airline hubbs
Lagos Lagos

100Km

lome Lome

150Km

accra Accra

346Km

Geography & Connectivity

The city of Cotonou is well connected by very good national highway roads to cities like
Lagos Lagos
100Km
lome Lome
150Km
accra Accra
346Km
The city of Cotonou is well connected by very good national highway roads to cities like
Lagos Lagos
100Km
lome Lome
150Km
accra Accra
346Km

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