Factsheet : Burkina Faso

Official Title:
Burkina Faso


General Information

Capital: Ouagadougou
Population (million): 18.94
Total Area: 274,200km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.85 Franc CFA (XOF) (2017- 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 and Cooperation: Alpha BARRY
Economy, Finance & Development: Hadizatou Rosine COULIBALY
National 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 (2017)

Comparative figures
Type Burkina Faso Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 16.32 2,145.99
GDP per capita: ($) 862.09 58,542.06
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.42 3
Inflation: (%) 0.35 1.61
Unemployment: (%) 0 6.32

Product Trade and Investment (2017)

Canadian exports to country: $58,402,135
Canadian imports from country: $702,252
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Burkina Faso: $1,479 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Athanase BOUDO

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Edmond Dejon WEGA


May 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
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
2017 $58,402,135 $702,252
Product trade (2017)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Burkina Faso
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $48,985 $4
02 Veg. Prod. $2,165,763 $429,802
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $42,742 $37,765
04 Food Prod. $129,062 $122,409
05 Mineral Prod. $24,371 $1,356
06 Chemical Prod. $526,382 $6,423
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,245,059 $
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $5,878 $7,584
09 Wood Prod. $7,339 $517
10 Paper Prod. $1,552,471 $
11 Textiles Prod. $232,529 $4,706
12 Dress Access. $190,828 $1,583
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $81,262 $17
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,395 $
15 Base Metal Prod. $9,707,048 $38,314
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $29,623,213 $25,357
17 Vehicles and Equip. $10,053,598 $16,218
18 Specialized Inst. $962,556 $4,345
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $649,765 $89
21 Antiques $ $5,763