Fact Sheet: Burkina Faso - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Ouagadougou
  • Population (millions): 17.4
  • Total area: 273,600 km2
  • Currency: Franc CFA
  • Language (s): French, other African languages

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 13.8
  • GDP per capita ($): 792
  • GDP growth (%): 4.0
  • Inflation (%): -0.3
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Industrial machinery and equipment
  • Mining

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to Burkina Faso$26.6
Canada’s merchandise imports from Burkina Faso$48.5
Canadian investment in Burkina FasoCommercially sensitive information
Burkinan investment in CanadaNot available