Factsheet : Burkina Faso

Official Title:
Burkina Faso


General Information

Capital: Ouagadougou
Population (million): 18.42
Total Area: 274,200km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.22 Franc CFA (XOF) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 11 December, National Day
Language(s): French, Moore, Dioula, Fulfudé and other languages


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly ,127 deputies.

Head of State:
President Roch Marc Christian KABORÉ

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Paul Kaba THIÉBA

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Burkinabè living abroad: Alpha BARRY
Economy, Finance & Development: Hadizatou Rosine COULIBALY
Defence and Veterans: Jean-Claude BOUDA

Main Political Parties:
Mouvement du peuple pour le progrès (MPP);Union pour le progrès et le changement (UPC); Congrès pour la Démocratie et le Progrès (CDP); Nouveau Temps pour la Démocratie (NTD); Union pour la Renaissance / Parti Sankariste (UNIR/PS); Le Faso Autrement; Parti de la renaissance nationale (PAREN);; Alliance pour la Démocratie et la Fédération/ Rassemblement démocratique africain (ADF/RDA); Nouvelle Alliance du Faso (NAFA).; Parti pour la Démocratie et le Socialisme/Parti des Bâtisseurs (PDS/METBA); Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et le Socialisme � (RDS) ; Mouvement pour la Démocratie en Afrique (MDA) et Organisation pour la Démocratie et le Travail (ODT)

Elections:
Last: November 29, 2015 (presidential and legislative). Next: 2020.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Burkina Faso Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.06 2,026.09
GDP per capita: ($) 871.71 55,924.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.87 1.47
Inflation: (%) -0.19 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $48,535,300
Canadian imports from country: $41,094,156
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Burkina Faso: $1,331 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Athanase BOUDO

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Edmond Dejon WEGA


January 2018
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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 statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Burkina Faso
Year Exports Imports
2012 $66,626,125 $7,691,833
2013 $49,576,843 $387,673
2014 $27,364,061 $48,482,848
2015 $35,972,983 $36,376,487
2016 $48,535,300 $41,094,156
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Burkina Faso
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $152,371 $
02 Veg. Prod. $5,556,673 $489,016
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $31,184 $85,499
04 Food Prod. $76,702 $2,087
05 Mineral Prod. $116,846 $40,491,380
06 Chemical Prod. $96,445 $417
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $1,988,657 $201
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $5,092 $49
09 Wood Prod. $10,945 $
10 Paper Prod. $1,600,589 $121
11 Textiles Prod. $210,205 $4,255
12 Dress Access. $252,576 $40
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $91,128 $146
14 Precious Metals/stones $9,496 $282
15 Base Metal Prod. $9,064,361 $10,867
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $21,234,817 $
17 Vehicles and Equip. $7,164,442 $67
18 Specialized Inst. $509,929 $160
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $109,112 $46
21 Antiques $ $9,523