Benin: 2017 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

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January 5, 2018

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This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Benin has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in 2016, with the economy weathering negative spillover stemming from a difficult external environment. Growth was about 4 percent, but a recovery is expected in 2017–18, owing to strong agricultural production, an increase in public investment, and a buoyant tertiary sector. Economic growth is accelerating and inflation remained negative in 2016 and through end-August 2017 but is forecasted to average 0.6 percent in 2017. The medium-term outlook continues to show favorable signs, with high economic growth and low inflation. Cuts in recurrent spending have contributed to a smaller than programmed budget deficit of 6.0 percent of GDP in 2016 from 8.0 percent in 2015.


Country Report No. 2018/001



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January 5, 2018



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