Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Burkina Faso | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Burkina Faso World Exports Value (US$) 452 663 440.00 470 113 903.00 795 541 759.00 1 288 133 624.00 2 312 411 713.00 2 410 950 682.00 2 650 538 211.00 2 845 603 230.00 2 177 496 616.00 2 520 012 338.00 2 790 162 435.00 3 283 185 327.00
Imports Value (US$) 1 559 794 466.00 1 870 147 459.00 1 870 280 752.00 2 048 216 351.00 2 406 395 702.00 3 567 956 520.00 4 365 430 825.00 3 575 097 344.00 2 979 784 874.00 3 342 727 115.00 3 717 113 992.00 4 295 841 213.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Burkina Faso totalled $ 3.28 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Burkina Faso increased by 17.6% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 493 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Burkina Faso amounted to $2.79 billion in 2017)

Burkina Faso's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Burkina Faso in 2018:

  • Switzerland with a share of 52% (1.73 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 15.3% (504 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 7.69% (252 million US$)
  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 6.34% (208 million US$)
  • France with a share of 4.18% (137 million US$)
  • Ghana with a share of 3.07% (100 million US$)
  • Togo with a share of 1.87% (61 million US$)
  • Vietnam with a share of 1.26% (41 million US$)
  • United Kingdom - 31 million US$
  • Netherlands - 28 million US$

Exports structure from Burkina Faso in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 65% (2.15 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 9.89% (324 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 7.22% (237 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 5.71% (187 million US$): 79 - Zinc and articles thereof
  • 5.25% (172 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 1.02% (33 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.828% (27 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 0.773% (25 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 0.599% (19.6 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 0.476% (15.6 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Burkina Faso export in 2018?

Burkina Faso's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 65% ($2.15 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 9.74% ($320 million): 5201 - Cotton, not carded or combed.
  • 6.46% ($212 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 5.71% ($187 million): 7901 - Unwrought zinc.
  • 5.19% ($170 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
  • 0.828% ($27 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 0.734% ($24 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 0.684% ($22 million): 1515 - Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (including jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 0.518% ($17 million): 0702 - Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
  • 0.395% ($12.9 million): 3802 - Activated carbon; activated natural mineral products; animal black, including spent animal black.

The value of total merchandise imports to Burkina Faso totalled $ 4.29 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Burkina Faso increased by 15.5% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 578 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Burkina Faso was equal to $3.71 billion in 2017)

Burkina Faso's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Burkina Faso in 2018:

  • China with a share of 12.6% (543 million US$)
  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 11.5% (494 million US$)
  • France with a share of 7.19% (309 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 5.73% (246 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 5.51% (236 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.46% (234 million US$)
  • Ghana with a share of 4.62% (198 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.3% (184 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.35% (144 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.17% (136 million US$)

Imports structure to Burkina Faso in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 27% (1.16 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.9% (469 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.27% (355 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.66% (286 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.65% (242 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.42% (189 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.82% (164 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.58% (153 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 3.51% (150 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.6% (111 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Burkina Faso import in 2018?

Burkina Faso's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 23% ($996 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 4.31% ($185 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.38% ($145 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 2.94% ($126 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 2.37% ($102 million): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 2.07% ($89 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 1.93% ($83 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.8% ($77 million): 8431 - Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the machinery of headings 84.25 to 84.30.
  • 1.69% ($72 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.46% ($63 million): 7210 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, clad, plated or coated.

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Burkina Faso | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018