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Summary statistics
Region 2015 Western Africa  
Surface area (sq km) 2014 272967  
Population (proj., 000) 2016 18634  
Pop. density (per sq km) 2016 68.1  
Capital city 2015 Ouagadougou  
Capital city pop. (000) 2015 2741  
Currency 2015 CFA Franc (XOF)  
UN membership date 2013 20 September 1960  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2014 12756  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 8980  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 5463  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2014 5.0  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2010 8.5  
GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2005 prices) 2005 8.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2014 725.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 574.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 407.0  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2014 35.4  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2010 35.6  
Economy: Agriculture (% of GVA) 2005 38.9  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2014 24.2  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2010 23.0  
Economy: Industry (% of GVA) 2005 17.9  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2014 40.3  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2010 41.4  
Economy: Services and other activity (% of GVA) 2005 43.1  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2010 67.4 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 15 to 64 years. 2007.  
Employment: Agriculture (% of employed) 2005 84.8 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2010 10.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 15 to 64 years. 2007.  
Employment: Industry (% of employed) 2005 3.1 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2014 ... Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2010 22.3 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Persons aged 15 to 64 years. 2007.  
Employment: Services and other (% of employed) 2005 12.2 Data classified according to ISIC Rev. 3. Break in the time series.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2014 3.0 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 3.2 Estimate.  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 2.7 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2014 76.7/90.8 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2010 76.6/91.0 Estimate.  
Labour force participation (female/male pop. %) 2005 76.5/91.0 Estimate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2014 141 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) 2014 123 2013.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 116  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2014 124 2013.  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 123  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2014 -998  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -549  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -819  
Exports (million US$) 2015 2845.6 2014.  
Imports (million US$) 2015 3575.1 2014.  
Balance (million US$) 2015 -729.5 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2015 Switzerland (50.0), Mali (8.8), Singapore (6.8) 2014.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2015 Côte d'Ivoire (16.9), Togo (12.1), France (11.1) 2014.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.9  
Urban population (%) 2015 29.9  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 5.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 5.7  
Life expectancy at birth (females/males, years) 2010-2015 59.3/56.7  
Total dependency ratio (Pop. aged 0-14 & 65+ per 100 pop. 15-64) 2015 92  
International migrant stock (000/% of total pop.) mid-2015 704.7/3.9 Including refugees.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2014 191 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2015 34207  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 67  
Health: Total expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 5.0  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2014 4.5  
Education: Primary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 85.1/88.7  
Education: Secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 28.2/32.4  
Education: Tertiary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100 pop.) 2014 3.1/6.4 2013.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.) 2014 0.7 2012.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2016 9.4  
Environment
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2014 71.7  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2014 9.4 Estimate.  
Threatened species 2015 29  
Forested area (% of land area) 2013 20.0 Estimate.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 tons/tons per capita) 2013 3058/0.2  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 123  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2013 10.0  
Terrestrial and marine areas protected (% of total area) 2014 15.5  
Population using improved drinking water sources (urban/rural, %) 2015 97.5/75.8  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (urban/rural, %) 2015 50.4/6.7  
Net Official Development Assistance received (% of GNI) 2014 9.0  
Trade Profile
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