Fact Sheet: Burkina Faso - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population (millions): 17.4
  • Total area: 273,600 km2
  • Currency: Franc CFA
  • Language (s): French, other African languages

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 11.03
  • GDP per capita ($): 635
  • GDP growth (%): 9
  • Inflation (%): 3.8
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Industrial machinery and equipment
  • Mining

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Burkina Faso$66.6$13.2
Canada’s merchandise imports from Burkina Faso$7.7$0.3
Canadian investment in Burkina Faso$639$85
Burkinan investment in CanadaNot availableNot available