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 (2021): China, Saudi Arabia, and Tanzania
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Coffee & Spices, Ores, and Beverages

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

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

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $10,778,103,221 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.849% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $836 (2022)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.

GDP Country Rank 160/197 (2022)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 18.801% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $966,407,097 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 41.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.611% (2022)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 9.362% (2016)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($362,644,694) (2018)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.

Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 5,573,272 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 85.85% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 3.619% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 10.53% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 1.02% (2022)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.

Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $717,464,728 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $152,782,473 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 45.129% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $12,883,688 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $24,322,936 (2018)
Click on a row to display its 5-year graph on the right.

Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank