Burundi: Economy

Economic Trivia

Burundi's primary exports are coffee and tea, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): India, China, and Saudi Arabia
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Coffee & Spices, Precious Stones & Metals, and Soaps and Waxes

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Blankets; Shoes; Soap; Beer; Assembly of Imported Components; Public Works Construction

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $8,327,707,522 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 4.661% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $770 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 156/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 4.38% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $682,676,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 40.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.8% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 9.746% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($253,303,017) (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 4,952,060 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 92.2% (1998)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 2.2% (1998)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 5.6% (1998)
Unemployment Rate 6.9% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $1,037,572,768 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $240,320,163 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 28.906% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $6,884,807 (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $32,333,160 (2013)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Burundi’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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