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Burkina Faso

CABRI member since: 2013
Region: West Africa
Currency: CFA Franc (XOF)
Population: 17.9 million
Capital: Ouagadougou
Finance minister: Alizatou Rosine Coulibali
Ministry website: www.finances.gov.bf
Fiscal year: January-December
Regional Economic Community: CEN-SAD

Key economic indicators
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
GDP (current XOF[billions]) 5,060.32 5,700.58 6,025.69 6,161.84 6,507.85
GDP (%) 3,585.71 3,817.08 4,067.35 4,230.26 4,399.51
GDP growth (%) 6.63 6.45 6.56 4.01 4
GDP per capita (current XOF) 224,106.87 231,338.43 240,671.43 242,839.19 245,576.99
GDP per capita (%) 316,270.13 345,489.58 356,549.77 353,722.17 363,262.7
Inflation (CPI) (%) 2.77 3.82 0.53 -0.26 0.91
General government revenue (% of GDP) 20.7 22.39 23.93 21.44 19.76
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 22.07 25.5 27.84 23.38 21.27
Budget balance (% of GDP) -1.37 -3.11 -3.91 -1.94 -1.51
Primary balance (% of GDP) -0.82 -2.38 -3.33 -1.23 -0.83
General government debt (% of GDP) 29.8 28.35 28.69 28.56 30.99