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Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 272967  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 16460  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 60.3  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Ouagadougou (2053)  
United Nations membership date 20 September 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 10687  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 8993  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 5463  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 6.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 8.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 8.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 649.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 578.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 407.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 643.7  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 563.5  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 403.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 27.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 22.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 19.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 497.16 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 490.91 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 556.04 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -181  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -634  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 140 Ouagadougou.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 131 Ouagadougou. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 116 Ouagadougou.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 121  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 115  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 128  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 122  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 3.1 Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank). The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 84.8 Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank). The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Break in series; data not strictly comparable.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 77.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 77.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 76.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 90.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 90.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 90.4  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 238 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments. 2011.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 274 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 245 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 10  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 57.1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 34.7  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 4.5  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 3.7 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 2.4 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 0.5  
Exports (million US$) 2012 2312.4 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2012 2406.4 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -94.0 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 Switzerland (69.2), South Africa (10.3), Singapore (4.7) 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 France (12.1), Côte d'Ivoire (10.7), China (9.8) 2011.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.8  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 6.0  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.8  
Urban population (%) 2013 28.2  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 45.5  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 4.6/3.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 98.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 56.7/55.5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 69.8  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 5.7  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 16.2  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 697.0/4.1 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 51191  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.4  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 53.7/58.8  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 32.6  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 3.3/32.9 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 18.9  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 28  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 20.4  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 1682/0.1  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 36.0 UNSD estimate.  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 744 Based on monthly averages for the period 1971-2000.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.9/34.9 Based on monthly averages for the period 1971-2000.  
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