Benin - GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)

The latest value for GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) in Benin was 870.00 as of 2018. Over the past 56 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between 930.00 in 2014 and 90.00 in 1962.

Definition: GNI per capita (formerly GNP per capita) is the gross national income, converted to U.S. dollars using the World Bank Atlas method, divided by the midyear population. GNI is the sum of value added by all resident producers plus any product taxes (less subsidies) not included in the valuation of output plus net receipts of primary income (compensation of employees and property income) from abroad. GNI, calculated in national currency, is usually converted to U.S. dollars at official exchange rates for comparisons across economies, although an alternative rate is used when the official exchange rate is judged to diverge by an exceptionally large margin from the rate actually applied in international transactions. To smooth fluctuations in prices and exchange rates, a special Atlas method of conversion is used by the World Bank. This applies a conversion factor that averages the exchange rate for a given year and the two preceding years, adjusted for differences in rates of inflation between the country, and through 2000, the G-5 countries (France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States). From 2001, these countries include the Euro area, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.

See also:

Year Value
1962 90.00
1963 100.00
1964 110.00
1965 110.00
1966 110.00
1967 120.00
1968 120.00
1969 120.00
1970 120.00
1971 120.00
1972 130.00
1973 160.00
1974 190.00
1975 200.00
1976 210.00
1977 230.00
1978 250.00
1979 310.00
1980 390.00
1981 410.00
1982 360.00
1983 290.00
1984 270.00
1985 260.00
1986 270.00
1987 310.00
1988 360.00
1989 340.00
1990 370.00
1991 380.00
1992 370.00
1993 380.00
1994 330.00
1995 360.00
1996 350.00
1997 380.00
1998 370.00
1999 380.00
2000 390.00
2001 390.00
2002 390.00
2003 440.00
2004 530.00
2005 600.00
2006 630.00
2007 670.00
2008 750.00
2009 790.00
2010 790.00
2011 800.00
2012 820.00
2013 890.00
2014 930.00
2015 860.00
2016 820.00
2017 800.00
2018 870.00

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The World Bank uses Atlas method GNI per capita in U.S. dollars to classify countries for analytical purposes and to determine borrowing eligibility. For more information, see the metadata for Atlas method GNI in current U.S. dollars (NY.GNP.ATLS.CD) and total population (SP.POP.TOTL).

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

Classification

Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: National accounts