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Canada-Burkina Faso fact sheet

Official Title:
Burkina Faso

General Information

Capital: Ouagadougou
Population (million): 20.33
Total Area: 274,200km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XOF) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: 11 December, National Day
Language(s): French, Moore, Dioula, Fulfudé and other languages

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly ,127 deputies.

Head of State:
President Roch Marc Christian KABORÉ

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie DABIRÉ

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Alpha BARRY
Economy, Finance & Development: LassanéKABORÉ
National Defence and Veterans: MouminaChériff SY

Main Political Parties:
Mouvement du peuple pour le progrès (MPP);Union pour le progrès et le changement (UPC); Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès (CDP); Nouveau Temps pour la Démocratie (NTD); Union pour la Renaissance / Parti Sankariste (UNIR/PS); Parti de la renaissance nationale (PAREN);; Alliance pour la Démocratie et la Fédération/ Rassemblement démocratique africain (ADF/RDA); Nouvelle Alliance du Faso (NAFA).

Elections:
Last: November 29, 2015 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2020.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Burkina Faso Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 19.20 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 944.69 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.69 1.64
Inflation: (%) -3.23 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $51,235,007
Canadian imports from country: $46,287,437
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $2,048 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Athanase BOUDO

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Edmond Dejon WEGA

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Burkina Faso
Year Exports Imports
2016 $48,535,300 $41,094,156
2017 $58,402,135 $701,849
2018 $46,827,825 $15,513,284
2019 $57,450,875 $17,107,623
2020 $51,235,007 $46,287,437
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Burkina Faso
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $78 $
02 Veg. Prod. $46,530 $1,124,240
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $22,667 $3,033
04 Food Prod. $17,421 $158,489
05 Mineral Prod. $31,845 $44,846,675
06 Chemical Prod. $1,941,382 $54,108
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,004,738 $26,050
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $570 $34,170
09 Wood Prod. $7,948 $5,021
10 Paper Prod. $1,789,559 $24
11 Textiles Prod. $110,200 $3,582
12 Dress Access. $172,247 $18
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $93,508 $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $358
15 Base Metal Prod. $14,268,995 $15,986
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $15,526,913 $13,791
17 Vehicles and Equip. $13,930,615 $
18 Specialized Inst. $1,061,034 $1,630
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $84,587 $80
21 Antiques $ $


March 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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