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Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (UK: , US: (listen); French: [buʁkina faso]) is a landlocked country in West Africa with an area of 274,200 km2 (105,900 sq mi), bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest. It has a population of 20,321,378. Previously called Republic of Upper Volta (1958–1984), it was renamed Burkina Faso by President Thomas Sankara. Its citizens are known as Burkinabè ( bur-KEE-nə-beh), and its capital and largest city is Ouagadougou. The largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso is the Mossi people, who settled the area in the 11th and 13th centuries. They established powerful kingdoms such as the Ouagadougou, Tenkodogo, and Yatenga. In 1896, it was colonized by the French as part of French West Africa; in 1958, Upper Volta became a self-governing colony within the French Community. In 1960, it gained full independence with Maurice Yaméogo as President. In its early years, the country was subject to instability, droughts, famines and corruption. Various coups have also taken place in the country, in 1966, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987, an attempt in 1989, 2015, and 2022. Thomas Sankara served as the country's Pres... [More]
  • Last : 20,122.31
  • High : 20,380.34
  • Low : 20,094.99
  • Max Fluctuation : 89.24
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.56%
  • Open : 20,363.75
  • Time : 14:28:44
  • Yesterday : 20,363.75
  • Change % : 1.2%
  • Change : 241.44
  • Last : 1,711.75
  • High : 1,727.65
  • Low : 1,703.53
  • Max Fluctuation : 2.21
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.31%
  • Open : 1,726.22
  • Time : 14:28:00
  • Yesterday : 1,726.06
  • Change % : 0.84%
  • Change : 14.31
  • Last : 87.23
  • High : 87.31
  • Low : 85.88
  • Max Fluctuation : 0.31
  • Max Fluctuation % : 0.01%
  • Open : 86.39
  • Time : 14:28:00
  • Yesterday : 86.35
  • Change % : 1.02%
  • Change : 0.88
  • Last : 1.0082
  • High : 1.0091
  • Low : 1.001
  • Max Fluctuation : -
  • Max Fluctuation % : -
  • Open : 1.0014
  • Time : 14:27:30
  • Yesterday : 1.0018
  • Change % : 0.64%
  • Change : 0.0064

Economic Indicators + Forecasts

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  • Forecast

Indicator Last Time Previous Metric
Balance of Trade
41.4 22 Mar -56.7 XOF Billion
CPI Housing Utilities
107 22 Aug 103 points
CPI Transportation
105 22 Aug 105 points
Capacity Utilization
68.2 22 Jun 73.6 percent
Changes in Inventories
7 18 Dec 20.2 XOF Billion
Competitiveness Index
43.42 19 Dec 43.9 Points
Competitiveness Rank
130 19 Dec 124
Consumer Price Index CPI
128 22 Aug 128 points
Consumer Spending
5514480 20 Dec 5576930 XOF Billion
Coronavirus Cases
21631 22 Oct 21128 Persons
Coronavirus Deaths
387 22 Jul 384 Persons
Corruption Index
42 21 Dec 40 Points
Corruption Rank
78 21 Dec 86
Credit Rating
20 22 Oct
Currency
665 22 Oct 665
Current Account
54 21 Dec 14.6 XOF Billion
Current Account to GDP
5.2 21 Dec 3.8 percent of GDP
Ease of Doing Business
151 19 Dec 151
Exports
783 22 Mar 726 XOF Billion
External Debt
4594 20 Dec 2595 EUR Million
Food Inflation
29.8 22 Aug 30.7 percent
GDP
19.74 21 Dec 17.93 USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate
4.6 22 Jun 0.4 percent
GDP Constant Prices
2512 22 Jun 2378 XOF Billion
GDP From Agriculture
326 22 Jun 324 XOF Billion
GDP From Manufacturing
270 22 Jun 251 XOF Billion
GDP From Services
1124 22 Jun 1038 XOF Billion
GDP per capita
760 21 Dec 732 USD
GDP per capita PPP
2241 21 Dec 2156 USD
Government Budget
-5.6 21 Dec -5.4 percent of GDP
Government Debt to GDP
51 21 Dec 46.5 percent of GDP
Government Spending
1324 18 Dec 799 XOF Billion
Gross Fixed Capital Formation
1705 18 Dec 2099 XOF Billion
IP Addresses
16229 17 Mar 15855 IP
Imports
741 22 Mar 783 XOF Billion
Industrial Production
-6.6 22 Jun 0.1 percent
Inflation Rate
18.1 22 Aug 18.2 percent
Inflation Rate Mom
0.3 22 Aug 0.9 percent
Interbank Rate
5.26 22 Aug 3.92 percent
Interest Rate
4.5 22 Sep 4.25 percent
Internet Speed
1006 17 Mar 1133 KBps
Military Expenditure
458 21 Dec 382 USD Million
Mining Production
9.2 21 Dec 5.2 percent
Money Supply M0
923900 22 Jun 956400 XOF Million
Population
21.51 20 Dec 20.87 Million
Retail Sales YoY
3.8 22 Jun 1.8 percent
Terms of Trade
312 22 Mar 330 points
Terrorism Index
8.27 21 Dec 8.12
Tourist Arrivals
62716 20 Dec 143331
Unemployment Rate
4.8 21 Dec 4.9 percent
Indicator Actual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Metric
Balance of Trade 41.4 -110 -80 -100 -100 XOF Billion
Capacity Utilization 68.2 73.4 71.5 72 72 percent
Consumer Price Index CPI 128 129 128 131 138 points
Consumer Spending 5514480 5657856 5735059 5707487 5663371 XOF Billion
Currency 665 688 700 713 726
Current Account 54 -50 -130 -130 -130 XOF Billion
Current Account to GDP 5.2 5.5 5.8 4.6 percent of GDP
Exports 783 530 470 470 470 XOF Billion
Food Inflation 29.8 25 18.5 14 10 percent
GDP 19.74 19 20 21 USD Billion USD Billion
GDP Annual Growth Rate 4.6 4 3.5 2.7 3 percent
GDP Constant Prices 2512 2509 2589 2719 XOF Billion XOF Billion
GDP From Agriculture 326 307 317 333 XOF Billion XOF Billion
GDP From Manufacturing 270 266 274 288 XOF Billion XOF Billion
GDP From Services 1124 1068 1102 1157 XOF Billion XOF Billion
GDP per capita 760 760 780 780 USD USD
GDP per capita PPP 2241 2185 2185 2185 USD USD
Government Budget -5.6 -6 -5.1 -5.1 -5.1 percent of GDP
Government Debt to GDP 51 53 53 47 percent of GDP
Government Spending 1324 1359 1377 1371 1360 XOF Billion
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 1705 1773 1830 1921 XOF Billion XOF Billion
Imports 741 610 570 570 570 XOF Billion
Inflation Rate 18.1 14 10.8 8.5 7.5 percent
Inflation Rate Mom 0.3 0.9 -0.1 1.2 1.5 percent
Interbank Rate 5.26 5.26 5.26 5.26 5.26 percent
Interest Rate 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 percent
Military Expenditure 458 185 188 191 204 USD Million
Mining Production 9.2 25 25 25 25 percent
Population 21.51 21.99 21.99 21.99 Million Million
Retail Sales YoY 3.8 2 1.7 1.7 1.7 percent
Terms of Trade 312 430 280 280 280 points
Tourist Arrivals 62716 140000 140000 140000 140000
Unemployment Rate 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 percent