Burkina Faso

General information

Capital: Ouagadougou

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 273,600 km²

Population in million: 19,751,500.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 715 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,985 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 66.6 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.9 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 49.0 %

Life expectancy at birth: 60.8 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 41 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 14,124,800,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 28.0 

Industry value added of GDP: 19.5 

Services value added of GDP: 6.0 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 2,361,480.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 2,267,640.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Cotton yarn (0.16 %)
Bars and rods of iron or steel, forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn (0.15 %)
Tanned or crust hides and skins of other animals (0.12 %)
Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics (0.08 %)
Sacks and bags (0.08 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Cotton, not carded or combed (19.34 %)
Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (3.25 %)
Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (1.23 %)
Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas and mangoes (0.40 %)
Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (0.33 %)

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              Global Sustainable Competitiveness Indicator

              The indicator highlights the scores of each of the three pillars of the sustainable competitiveness. A larger area means a higher score (0-100) and therefore a more favorable economic situation.

              Price competitiveness

              Burkina Faso: 67
              Breakdown by component
              Burkina Faso
              Price competitiveness67
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Burkina Faso: 46
              Products competitiveness
              Burkina Faso: 75

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Burkina Faso: -
              Breakdown by component
              Burkina Faso
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Burkina Faso: 163
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Burkina Faso: 179