Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-11-15
Reporting period: 2002 - 2019
Timeseries: 175 million
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Burkina Faso | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Burkina Faso World Exports Value (US$) 470 113 903.00 795 541 759.00 1 288 133 624.00 2 312 411 713.00 2 410 950 682.00 2 650 538 211.00 2 845 603 230.00 2 177 496 616.00 2 520 012 338.00 2 790 162 435.00 3 283 185 327.00 3 263 040 981.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 4 252 948 090.00

The value of merchandise exports from Burkina Faso totalled $ 3.26 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Burkina Faso decreased by 0.613% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 20 million (the value of merchandise exports from Burkina Faso amounted to $3.28 billion in 2018)

Burkina Faso's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Burkina Faso in 2019:

  • Switzerland with a share of 54% (1.79 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 17.6% (574 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 6.47% (211 million US$)
  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 5.47% (178 million US$)
  • France with a share of 3.2% (104 million US$)
  • Ghana with a share of 2.72% (88 million US$)
  • Denmark - 31 million US$
  • Niger - 30 million US$
  • Togo - 27 million US$
  • Vietnam - 26 million US$

Exports structure from Burkina Faso in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 69% (2.27 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 10.8% (355 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 4.75% (155 million US$): 79 - Zinc and articles thereof
  • 4.34% (141 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 3.65% (119 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 1.08% (35 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 1.07% (35 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.917% (29 million US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 0.612% (19.9 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 0.433% (14.1 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof

What did Burkina Faso export in 2019?

Burkina Faso's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 69% ($2.26 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 10.7% ($352 million): 5201 - Cotton, not carded or combed.
  • 4.75% ($155 million): 7901 - Unwrought zinc.
  • 4.2% ($137 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
  • 2.93% ($95 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 0.992% ($32 million): 1515 - Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (including jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 0.856% ($27 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 0.715% ($23 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 0.61% ($19.9 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.
  • 0.314% ($10.2 million): 7214 - Other bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, but including those twisted after rolling.

The value of merchandise imports to Burkina Faso totalled $ 4.25 billion in 2019. Overall commodity imports to Burkina Faso decreased by 0.998% compared to 2018. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 42 million (the value of merchandise imports to Burkina Faso was equal to $4.29 billion in 2018)

Burkina Faso's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Burkina Faso in 2019:

  • China with a share of 12.2% (519 million US$)
  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 10.6% (451 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 7.89% (335 million US$)
  • France with a share of 7.33% (312 million US$)
  • Ghana with a share of 6.89% (293 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 6.36% (270 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.63% (239 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 2.85% (121 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 2.72% (115 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.22% (94 million US$)

Imports structure to Burkina Faso in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 28% (1.2 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 12% (514 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 8.45% (359 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.48% (275 million US$): 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
  • 5.08% (216 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 3.72% (158 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.71% (158 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.47% (147 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.46% (104 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 2.39% (101 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Burkina Faso import in 2019?

Burkina Faso's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 23% ($1.01 billion): 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.
  • 3.65% ($155 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.
  • 2.77% ($118 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 2.6% ($110 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.
  • 2.51% ($106 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 2.3% ($97 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.97% ($84 million): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 1.92% ($81 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 1.74% ($74 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 1.64% ($69 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.

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Burkina Faso | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2008 - 2019