Economy of Burundi

Imports
Imports commoditiescapital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs
Import partnersSaudi Arabia 11.3%, Belgium 10.1%, China 9.1%, India 7.9%, Tanzania 6.5%, Kenya 6%, Uganda 5.7%, Zambia 4.6%, US 4.1% (2012)
Exports
Exports commoditiescoffee, tea, sugar, cotton, hides
Export partnersSwitzerland 23.9%, UK 12.9%, Belgium 7.4%, Pakistan 7.4%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 7.4%, Uganda 5.6%, Germany 5.2%, China 4.9%, Egypt 4.7% (2012)
Economy sectors
Agriculture productscoffee, cotton, tea, corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, cassava (manioc); beef, milk, hides
Industrial productslight consumer goods such as blankets, shoes, soap, and beer; assembly of imported components; public works construction; food processing
Economy
Unemployment7.70 % (2012)7.70 % (2011)7.80 % (2010)
Unemployment of Burundi
GDP - Official Exchange Rate2.68 Billion $ (2013)2.44 Billion $ (2012)2.36 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Official Exchange Rate of Burundi
GDP growth rate4.50 % (2013)4.00 % (2012)4.20 % (2011)
GDP growth rate of Burundi
GDP per Capita (PPP)600 $ (2013)600 $ (2012)600 $ (2011)
GDP per Capita (PPP) of Burundi
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity5.75 Billion $ (2013)5.43 Billion $ (2012)5.27 Billion $ (2011)
GDP - Purchasing Power Parity of Burundi
GDP PPP per land area207 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2013)195 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2012)189 Thousand $ per square kilometer (2011)
GDP PPP per land area of Burundi
ElectricityBanking
Central bank discount rate11.3 % (2010)10.0 % (2009)10.1 % (2008)
Central bank discount rate of Burundi
Commercial bank prime lending rate13.7 % (2013)14.3 % (2012)13.3 % (2011)
Commercial bank prime lending rate of Burundi
GDP decomposition by sector
Agriculture % of GDP34.4 % (2013)34.7 % (2012)
Industry % of GDP18.4 % (2013)18.3 % (2012)
Services % of GDP47.2 % (2013)47.0 % (2012)
Tourism
International tourism, number of arrivals142 Thousand (2010)212 Thousand (2009)202 Thousand (2008)
International tourism, number of arrivals of Burundi
International tourism, number of departures35,000 (2001)28,000 (2000)27,000 (1999)
International tourism, number of departures of Burundi
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio1.54 % (2010)2.37 % (2009)2.34 % (2008)
Yearly Tourist arrivals to residents ratio of Burundi
Debt, Current Account Balance and Budget Deficit
Public debt (Percentage of GDP)47.6 % of GDP (2013)50.3 % of GDP (2012)80.4 % of GDP (2011)
Public debt (Percentage of GDP) of Burundi
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP)-10.32 % of GDP (2012)-12.04 % of GDP (2011)-14.85 % of GDP (2010)
Current Account Balance (Percentage of GDP) of Burundi
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI)27.0 % of GNI (2012)25.6 % of GNI (2011)30.6 % of GNI (2010)
External Debt Stocks (Percentage of GNI) of Burundi
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt)1.06 % of total external debt (2012)0.02 % of total external debt (2011)2.53 % of total external debt (2010)
Short-term debt (percentage of total external debt) of Burundi
Current Account Balance (Total)-492.50 Million $ (2013)-432.10 Million $ (2012)-253.40 Million $ (2011)
Current Account Balance (Total) of Burundi
External Debt (Total)677 Million $ (2013)642 Million $ (2012)323 Million $ (2011)
External Debt (Total) of Burundi
External Debt (Percentage of GDP)25.3 % of GDP (2013)26.3 % of GDP (2012)13.7 % of GDP (2011)
External Debt (Percentage of GDP) of Burundi
External Debt per Capita66.6 $ (2013)65.2 $ (2012)31.6 $ (2011)
External Debt per Capita of Burundi