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Canada-Burundi fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Burundi

General Information

Capital: Bujumbura
Population (million): 11.53
Total Area: 27,830km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1400.44 Franc (BIF) (2019- Annual average)
National Holiday: 1 July, National Day
Language(s): Kirundi, French, Swahili

Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 7-year term (eligible for a second term). Legislative: Bicameral Parliament - National Assembly (121 members) and Senate (49 members).

Head of State:
President Pierre Nkurunziza

Head of Government:
President Pierre Nkurunziza

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ezéchiel Nibigira
Finance, Budget, and Economic Development Cooperation: Domitien Ndihokubwayo

Main Political Parties:
CNDD-FDD, Sahwanya-FRODEBU, UPRONA, Independents of Hope, National Liberation Front

Elections:
Last: 2015 (presidential and legislative-lower and upper house). Next: 2020 (presidential and legislative-lower and upper house).

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Burundi Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 4.70 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 407.72 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.77 1.64
Inflation: (%) -0.71 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $2,971,664
Canadian imports from country: $993,361
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in the country (2018): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Chargé d’Affaires Emmanuel Niyonzima

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lisa Stadelbauer (Nairobi)

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 - Burundi
Year Exports Imports
2015 $478,997 $518,782
2016 $1,449,322 $355,605
2017 $1,584,133 $274,832
2018 $9,658,570 $484,509
2019 $2,971,664 $993,361
21 HS Sections (2019)
Canada - Burundi
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $1,615,182 $880,225
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $9
06 Chemical Prod. $ $1,969
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $32
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $8,293 $61
10 Paper Prod. $ $79,759
11 Textiles Prod. $1,190,458 $214
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $93
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $124
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $29,604
17 Vehicles and Equip. $105,279 $
18 Specialized Inst. $ $1,271
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $
21 Antiques $ $


May 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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