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 (2015): China, India, and Kenya
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): 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) $8,227,818,146 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -2.536% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $736 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 156/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 5.554% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $690,170,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 40.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 11.176% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 9.57% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($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$) $1,016,073,030 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $219,141,344 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 28.906% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $7,360,491 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $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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