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Benin Military 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Benin Military 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Military expenditures:
0.86% of GDP (2018)
1.26% of GDP (2017)
1.14% of GDP (2016)
1.1% of GDP (2015)
0.96% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 128
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]

Military forces:
Benin Armed Forces (Forces Armees Beninoises, FAB): Army, Navy, Air Force; Ministry of Public Security: Republican Police (2019)

Military service age and obligation:
18-35 years of age for selective compulsory and voluntary military service; a higher education diploma is required; both sexes are eligible for military service; conscript tour of duty - 18 months (2013)

Maritime threats:
West African piracy more than doubled in 2018 to become the most dangerous area in the World; the waters off of Benin saw a dramatic increase in 2018 with five attacks reported compared with none in 2017; three ships were boarded, two were hijacked, and 48 crew taken hostage or kidnapped


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Benin on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin Military 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Military 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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