Fact Sheet: Burkina Faso - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population (millions): 16.8
  • Total area: 273,600 km2
  • Currency: Franc CFA
  • Language (s): French, other African languages

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 12.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 751
  • GDP growth (%): 6.8
  • Inflation (%): 2
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Industrial machinery and equipment
  • Mining

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Burkina Faso$50.7
Canada’s merchandise imports from Burkina Faso$0.4
Canadian investment in Burkina FasoCommercially sensitive information
Burkinan investment in CanadaNot available