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    Burkina Economy - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Overview: One of the poorest countries in the world, Burkina has a high population density, few natural resources, and relatively infertile soil. Economic development is hindered by a poor communications network within a landlocked country. Agriculture provides about 45% of GDP and is entirely of a subsistence nature. Industry, dominated by unprofitable government-controlled corporations, accounted for 13% of GDP in 1985.

      GDP: $1.32 billion, per capita $160; real growth rate 10% (1986 est.)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): - 2.7% (1987)

      Unemployment rate: NA%

      Budget: revenues $25.9 million; expenditures $280 million, including capital expenditures of $15.5 million (1986)

      Exports: $83 million (f.o.b., 1986); @m5commodities--oilseeds, cotton, live animals, gold; @m5partners--EC 42% (France 30%, other 12%), Taiwan 17%, Ivory Coast 15% (1985)

      Imports: $405 million (c.i.f., 1986); @m5commodities--grain, dairy products, petroleum, machinery; @m5partners--EC 37% (France 23%, other 14%), Africa 31%, US 15% (1985)

      External debt: $969 million (December 1988)

      Industrial production: growth rate 7.1% (1985)

      Electricity: 88,000 kW capacity; 144 million kWh produced, 16 kWh per capita (1987)

      Industries: agricultural processing plants; brewery, cement, and brick plants; a few other small consumer goods enterprises

      Agriculture: cash crops--peanuts, shea nuts, sesame, cotton; food crops--sorghum, millet, corn, rice; livestock; not self-sufficient in food grains

      Aid: US commitments, including Ex-Im (FY70-87), $261 million; Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral commitments (1970-86), $2.2 billion; Communist countries (1970-87), $77 million

      Currency: Communaute Financiere Africaine franc (plural--francs); 1 CFA franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes

      Exchange rates: CFA francs (CFAF) per US$1--312.52 (January 1989), 297.85 (1988), 300.54 (1987), 346.30 (1986), 449.26 (1985)

      Fiscal year: calendar year

      NOTE: The information regarding Burkina on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina Economy 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Economy 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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