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Burkina Faso

CABRI member since: 2013
Region: West Africa
Currency: CFA Franc (XOF)
Population: 18.4 million
Capital: Ouagadougou
Ministry website: www.finances.gov.bf, www.dgb.gov.bf
Fiscal year: January-December
Regional Economic Community: CEN-SAD

Key economic indicators
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
GDP (constant 1999 XOF[billions]) 3,817.08 4,033.11 4,201.79 4,371.26 4,607.22
GDP (current XOF[billions]) 5,700.58 5,896.2 6,086.07 6,564.63 7,050.59
GDP growth (%) 6.45 5.66 4.18 4.03 5.4
GDP per capita (constant 1999 XOF) 231,338.43 238,645.52 241,205.07 244,000.15 250,120.25
GDP per capita (current XOF) 345,489.58 348,887.72 349,372.35 366,432.07 382,768.03
Inflation (CPI) (%) 3.82 0.53 -0.26 0.91 0.75
General government revenue (% of GDP) 22.39 24.45 21.71 19.37 22.01
General government expenditure (% of GDP) 25.5 28.45 23.67 21.69 24.55
Budget balance (% of GDP) -3.11 -4 -1.97 -2.32 -2.54
Primary balance (% of GDP) -2.38 -3.41 -1.24 -1.66 -1.84
General government debt (% of GDP) 28.35 29.32 30.62 32.52 32.47