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Burkina Faso
Summary statistics
Region Western Africa  
Currency CFA Franc (XOF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 272967  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 16968  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 62.2  
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$) 2011 10095  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 8831  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 5463  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 5.1  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.9  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 8.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 595.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 536.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 385.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 593.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 534.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 382.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 23.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 22.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 19.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 506.96 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$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -766 2009.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -819  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 135 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) 2011 104  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 116  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 110  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 123  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 3.1 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank).  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 84.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. Core Welfare Indicators Questionnaire (World Bank).  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 77.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 77.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 77.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 90.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 90.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 90.6  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 238 Arrivals of non-resident tourists in hotels and similar establishments.  
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) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 11 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 9  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 46.1  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 35.5  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 5.1  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 3.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 2.4  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 0.5  
Exports (million US$) 2011 2312.4  
Imports (million US$) 2011 2406.4  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -94.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Switzerland (69.2), South Africa (10.3), Singapore (4.7)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 France (12.1), Côte d'Ivoire (10.7), China (9.8)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 6.0  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.8  
Urban population (%) 2012 27.4  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 45.2  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 4.4/3.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 98.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 57.0/55.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 71.0  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 5.8  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 17.4  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 1043.0/6.4 Includes refugees.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 1211  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 4.0  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 48.6/54.4  
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 based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 15.3  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 27  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 21.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 1667/0.1  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 36.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 744  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.9/34.9  
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