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Benin

Beninese and Beninois Transport Stats

Definitions

  • Air transport > Passengers carried: Air passengers carried include both domestic and international aircraft passengers of air carriers registered in the country.
  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Airports > Per capita: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control. Per capita figures expressed per 1 million population.
  • Gross value added by transport, storage and communication: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available."
  • Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver)."
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Rail > Railway length: Railway length in kilometers.
  • Rail lines > Total route-km: Rail lines are the length of railway route available for train service, irrespective of the number of parallel tracks."
  • Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads."
  • Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Roadways > Unpaved: This entry gives the total length of the road network and includes the length of the paved and unpaved portions.
  • Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Air transport > Passengers carried 46,364 2001 139th out of 147
Airports 6 2013 174th out of 235
Airports > Per capita 0.57 per 1 million people 2010 129th out of 133
Gross value added by transport, storage and communication 787.04 million 2012 127th out of 204
Highways > Total > Per capita 0.972 km per 1,000 people 1999 103th out of 111
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 20.62 2007 115th out of 141
Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 16.54 2007 104th out of 134
Ports and terminals major seaport(s): Cotonou 2013
Rail > Railway length 758 km 2014 99th out of 147
Rail lines > Total route-km 758 2008 83th out of 94
Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 22 2014 152nd out of 191
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 17 2004 54th out of 77
Road network length > Km 2014 120th out of 219
Roadways > Unpaved 14,600 km 2006 22nd out of 37
Waterways 150 km 2011 48th out of 50

SOURCES: International Civil Aviation Organisation, Civil Aviation Statistics of the World and ICAO staff estimates.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; United Nations Statistics Division; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and data files.; Wikipedia: List of countries by rail transport network size (Long List); World Bank, Transportation, Water, and Urban Development Department, Transport Division.; Wikipedia: List of countries by vehicles per capita; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and electronic files, except where noted.

Citation

"Benin Transport Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Benin/Transport

Benin Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

Airports 32 Roads 7
Air transport 6 Road sector energy 3
Highways 9 Roadways 6
Maritime 133 Transport services 3
Railways 10