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Canada-Burkina Faso fact sheet

Official Title:
Burkina Faso

General Information

Capital: Ouagadougou
Population (million): 21.52
Total Area: 274,200 km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 443.12 Franc CFA (XOF) (2021- 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:
Legislative Assembly of the Transition, 71 members.

Head of State:
President of the Transition, Captain Ibrahim TRAORÉ

Head of Government:
Prime Minister of the Transition Apollinaire Joachim KYELEM de Tambèla

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Cooperation: Olivia Ragnaghnèwendé ROUAMBA
Economy & Finance: Aboubacar NACANABO
Defence and Veterans: Colonel Major Kassoum COULIBALY

Main Political Parties:
People’s Movement for Progress (MPP); Union for Progress and Change (UPC); Congress for Democracy and Progress (CDP); New Time for Democracy (NTD); Union for the Renaissance / Sankarist Party (UNIR/PS); National Renaissance Party (PAREN); Alliance for Democracy and Federation / African Democratic Rally (ADF/RDA); New Alliance of Faso (NAFA), Pan-African Salvation Party (PPS).

Elections:
Last: November 22, 2020 (presidential and legislative). Next: July 2024 (expected date for the return to constitutional order following the January 2022 coup).

Economic Information (2021)

Comparative figures
Type Burkina Faso Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 24.18 2,517.75
GDP per capita: ($) 1,123.53 65,864.62
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.92 4.54
Inflation: (%) 3.86 3.4
Unemployment: (%) - 7.43

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2021)

Canadian exports to country: $ 50,533,264
Canadian imports from country: $ 2,694,688
FDI in Canada: -
CDI in the country: $ 2,499 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lee-Anne Hermann

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
2017 $ 58,402,135 $ 701,849
2018 $ 46,827,825 $ 15,513,284
2019 $ 57,450,875 $ 17,107,623
2020 $ 51,468,399 $ 46,287,437
2021 $ 50,533,264 $ 2,694,688
21 HS Sections (2021)
Canada - Burkina Faso
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ 90 -
02 Veg. Prod. $ 2,787,759 $ 2,354,567
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ 16,790 $ 47,249
04 Food Prod. $ 11,805 $ 178,905
05 Mineral Prod. $ 149,267 $ 8,057
06 Chemical Prod. $ 2,192,527 $ 2,207
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ 1,802,830 $ 47
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ 513 $ 68,853
09 Wood Prod. $ 12,988 $ 1,693
10 Paper Prod. $ 246,100 -
11 Textiles Prod. $ 111,512 $ 5,900
12 Dress Access. $ 137,776 -
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ 324,828 $ 115
14 Precious Metals/stones $ 14,850 -
15 Base Metal Prod. $ 7,774,734 $ 1,040
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ 15,378,172 $ 8,597
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ 18,204,544 -
18 Specialized Inst. $ 744,474 $ 2,640
19 Arms & Ammunition - -
20 Misc. Articles $ 220,579 $ 14,818
21 Antiques - -


January 2023
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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