Source
Central bank

Bank of the Republic of Burundi

International Reserves

US$ 329 million (Source: World bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 3 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

6 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
4.4% 5.4% 3.4% 4.9% 3.8% 5.1% 4.2%
2012 2013 2014*        
4.0% 4.5% 4.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 325 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$666 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 34.4% 
  • industry: 18.4% 
  • services: 47.2% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
4.1% 14.9% 12.0% 8.8% 5.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
40.3% 36.4% 35.4% 31.7% 30.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-3.6% -3.9% -3.7% -1.9% -1.6%

*Estimate  

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Burundi

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -644 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-21.507% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

9% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 122.8 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

coffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides

Total imports

US$ 867 million (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

capital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs

Exports - major partners

Switzerland 23.9%, UK 12.9%, Belgium 7.4%, Pakistan 7.4%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.4%, Uganda 5.6%, Germany 5.2%, China 4.9%, Egypt 4.7% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Saudi Arabia 11.3%, Belgium 10.1%, China 9.1%, India 7.9%, Tanzania 6.5%, Kenya 6%, Uganda 5.7%, Zambia 4.6%, US 4.1% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 3 million US$ 1 million US$ 7 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 0 million US$ 0 million US$ 0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 140 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 27 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 177 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 52 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 170 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 34 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 175 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 143 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 126 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 161 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 164 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

139

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 141 Score: 51.4 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

27,830 sq km

Currency

Burundi francs (BIF)

Government type

republic

Languages

Kirundi 29.7% (official), Kirundi and other language 9.1%, French (official) and French and other language 0.3%, Swahili and Swahili and other language 0.2% (along Lake Tanganyika and in the Bujumbura area), English and English and other language 0.06%, more than 2 languages 3.7%, unspecified 56.9% (2008 est.)

Religions

Catholic 62.1%, Protestant 23.9% (includes Adventist 2.3% and other Protestant 21.6%), Muslim 2.5%, other 3.6%, unspecified 7.9% (2008 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
546 million 6.426 million 8.368 million 9.201 million 10.359 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
2% 4% 8% 11%
Population median age

17 years (est. 2014)

Population growth rate

3.28% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

59.55 years (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

67.2% (2010 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

93.45% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

33.27 (2006)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:5
Civil Liberties:5 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

14.46% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

1.11% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.0234 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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