General information

Capital: Bujumbura

Currency unit: Burundi franc

Official language: Kirundi, French

Area: 25,680 km²

Population in million: 11,175,400.0 

GDP per capita (current US dollars): 272 

GDP per capita, PPP (current international $): 744 


Labor force participation rate (% of total population ages 15+): 79.0 

Annual growth rate of the population: 3.2 %

Mortality rate, infant (per 1,000 live births): 41.0 %

Life expectancy at birth: 60.9 ans

Youth literacy rate Literacy rate, youth total (% of people ages 15-24): 68 %


Gross domestic product (GDP) in billions of US dollars: 3,036,930,000.00 

Agriculture value added of GDP: 29.0 

Industry value added of GDP: 11.1 

Services value added of GDP: 0.7 


Total exports in billions of US dollars: 163,102.00 

Total imports in billions of US dollars: 773,846.00 

Major manufactured products (as % of total exports) :
Soap (1.99 %)
Tanned or crust hides and skins of other animals (0.91 %)
bottles, flasks, jars, pots and other containers of glass (0.51 %)
Prefabricated buildings (0.01 %)

Weight of major primary products excluding minerals and oil (as % of total exports) :
Coffee (42.63 %)
Tea (7.64 %)
Beer made from malt (1.07 %)
Cigars and cigarettes of tobacco (1.01 %)
Cotton, not carded or combed (0.42 %)

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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

              Burundi: 32
              Breakdown by component
              Price competitiveness32
              Macroeconomic competitiveness
              Burundi: 36
              Products competitiveness
              Burundi: 47

              Durability and resistance to vulnerabilities

              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances

              Burundi: -
              Breakdown by component
              Revealed competitivenes and economic performances-
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported primary products (except oil and ores)
              Burundi: >2,000
              Weighted market shares index of the 5 major exported manufactured products
              Burundi: >2,000