Burkina Faso

General information

Capital: Ouagadougou

Currency unit: CFA franc

Official language: French

Area: 274,220 km²

Population in million: 19.2 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 671 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 1,870 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 66.5 

Annual growth rate of the population: 2.9 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 51.2 %

Life expectancy at birth: 60.4 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 38 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 12.87 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 27.8 

Industry value added of GDP: 21.5 

Services value added of GDP: 42.0 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 4.17 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 3.34 

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 (0.13 %)
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 (19.52 %)
Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits (3.28 %)
Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts (1.24 %)
Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas and mangoes (0.40 %)
Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (0.33 %)

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