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Burkina Faso  

  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population: 18,105,570
  • Surface Area: 274,220 km2
  • Currency: West African CFA francs
  • Belongs to: ACP, ECOWAS, IMF, UN, AU

Burkina Faso, is a country located at Western Africa, it has an area of 274,220 Km2,

Burkina Faso, with a population of 18,105,570 people, it is ranked at 61º position by population of 196 countries ant it has a moderate population density, 66 people per km2.

The capital is Ouagadougou and its currency is West African CFA francs

Burkina Faso is holding the 132 position by nominal GDP. Its national debt in 2014 was 2,841 millions of euros3,774 millions of dollars, ( 30.24% debt-to-GDP ratio) and its public debt per capita is 162 € euros per inhabitant215$ dollars per inhabitant.

In terms of the human development index (HDI) of Burkina Faso, which is the index used by the United Nations to measure the progress of a country, was 0.402 points in 2014, leaving it in 182th place in the table of 187 countries published.

If the reason to visit Burkina Faso are business, you must know it's in the 146th of the Doing Business ranking , which provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms.

In the tables at the bottom of the page, you can see more information about the economy and demography of Burkina Faso, if you want to see information about other countries click here

Burkina Faso Economy
Government
GDP Mill.$ [+]201511,100M.$
GDP Mill. € [+]201510,004M.€
GDP per capita [+]2015613$
GDP per capita [+]2015553€
Debt [+]20142,841 M.€
Debt [+]20143,774 M.$
Debt (%GDP) [+]201430.24%
Debt Per Capita [+]2014215$
Debt Per Capita [+]2014162 €
Deficit [+]2014-182 M.€
Deficit [+]2014-242 M.$
Deficit (%GDP) [+]2014-1.94%
Expenditure (M.$) [+]20142,917.9
Gov. Health Exp. (M.€) [+]20142,196.4
Education Expenditure (M.$) [+]2013552.2
Education Expenditure (M.€) [+]2013415.8
Education Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201316.17%
Gov. Health Exp. (%Bud.) [+]201411.16%
Defence Expenditure (M.$) [+]2014203.1
Defence Expenditure (M.€) [+]2014152.9
Defence Expenditure (%Bud.) [+]201411.39%
Expenditure (%GDP) [+]201423.38%
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2014166$
Expenditure Per Capita [+]2014125€
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201333$
Education Expenditure P.C [+]201325€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201414€
Gov. Health Exp. P.C. [+]201418$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]201412$
Defence Expenditure P.C. [+]20149€
S&P Rating [+]12/05/2014B-
Corruption Index [+]201538
Competitiveness Ranking [+]2015135º
Fragile States Index [+]201589.2
RTI Raking [+]11/01/201665º
Innovation Ranking [+]2016122º
Labour
Human Capital Ranking [+]2015116º
Business
Doing Business [+]2017146º
Vehicles / 1,000 people [+]201411.37
Trade
Exports [+]20151,922.0 M.€
Exports [+]20152,132.5 M.$
Exports % GDP [+]201519.21%
Imports [+]20152,386.1 M.€
Imports [+]20152,647.4 M.$
Imports % GDP [+]201523.85%
Trade balance [+]2015-464.1 M.€
Trade balance [+]2015-514.9 M.$
Trade balance % GDP [+]2015-4.64%
Socio-Demography
Crude death rate [+]20149.56‰
Population [+]201518,105,570
Density [+]201566
HDI [+]20140.402
Global Peace Ranking [+]201688º
Gender Gap Ranking [+]2016123º
Birth Rate [+]201440.03‰
Fertility Rate [+]20145.52
Life expectancy [+]201458.59
Number of homicides [+]2012117
Rate Homicides per 100.000 [+]20120.7