Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Burkina Faso | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESBurkina FasoWorldExportsValue (US$)795,541,759.001,288,133,624.002,312,411,713.002,410,950,682.002,650,538,211.002,845,603,230.002,177,496,616.002,520,012,338.002,790,162,435.003,283,185,327.003,263,040,981.004,400,023,493.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)69.2261.9179.514.269.937.35-23.4715.7210.7217.67-0.6134.84
ImportsValue (US$)1,870,280,752.002,048,216,351.002,406,395,702.003,567,956,520.004,365,430,825.003,575,097,344.002,979,784,874.003,342,727,115.003,717,113,992.004,295,841,213.004,252,948,090.004,190,657,682.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)0.009.5117.4848.2622.35-18.10-16.6512.1811.2015.56-0.99-1.46

The value of merchandise exports from Burkina Faso totalled $ 4.4 billion in 2020. Merchandise exports from Burkina Faso increased by 34% compared to 2019. Goods exports grew up by $ 1.13 billion in 2020 (the value of merchandise exports from Burkina Faso amounted to $3.26 billion in 2019)

Burkina Faso's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Burkina Faso in 2020:

  • Switzerland with a share of 76% (3.35 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 6.76% (297 million US$)
  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 2.85% (125 million US$)
  • Singapore with a share of 2.74% (120 million US$)
  • Ghana with a share of 1.35% (59 million US$)
  • France with a share of 1.25% (55 million US$)
  • Niger with a share of 1.2% (52 million US$)
  • Mali - 41 million US$
  • Togo - 35 million US$
  • Mauritius - 33 million US$

Exports structure from Burkina Faso in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 81% (3.59 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 6.05% (266 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 2.66% (117 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 2.41% (106 million US$): 26 - Ores, slag and ash
  • 2.18% (96 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 0.824% (36 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 0.713% (31 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 0.708% (31 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 0.638% (28 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 0.378% (16.6 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Burkina Faso export in 2020?

Burkina Faso's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 81% ($3.58 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 5.98% ($263 million): 5201 - Cotton, not carded or combed.
  • 2.5% ($110 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
  • 2.41% ($106 million): 2608 - Zinc ores and concentrates.
  • 1.55% ($68 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 0.766% ($33 million): 1515 - Other fixed vegetable fats and oils (including jojoba oil) and their fractions, whether or not refined, but not chemically modified.
  • 0.625% ($27 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 0.615% ($27 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 0.477% ($21 million): 1005 - Maize (corn).
  • 0.287% ($12.6 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.

The value of merchandise imports to Burkina Faso totalled $ 4.19 billion in 2020. Overall commodity imports to Burkina Faso decreased by 1.46% compared to 2019. Merchandise imports decreased by $ 62 million (the value of merchandise imports to Burkina Faso was equal to $4.25 billion in 2019)

Burkina Faso's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Burkina Faso in 2020:

  • China with a share of 12.4% (521 million US$)
  • Côte d`Ivoire with a share of 8.17% (342 million US$)
  • France with a share of 7.33% (307 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.13% (299 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 6.91% (289 million US$)
  • Ghana with a share of 6.31% (264 million US$)
  • India with a share of 5.48% (229 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.45% (144 million US$)
  • Togo with a share of 3.38% (141 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 3.1% (130 million US$)

Imports structure to Burkina Faso in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 26% (1.11 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.7% (452 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 7.61% (319 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.09% (255 million US$): 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
  • 5.8% (243 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.7% (197 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 3.71% (155 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.44% (144 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.01% (126 million US$): 73 - Articles of iron or steel
  • 2.29% (96 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof

What did Burkina Faso import in 2020?

Burkina Faso's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 20% ($873 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.
  • 4.77% ($199 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.
  • 4.01% ($168 million): 2523 - Portland cement, aluminous cement, slag cement, supersulphate cement and similar hydraulic cements, whether or not coloured or in the form of clinkers.
  • 3.39% ($142 million): 2716 - Electrical energy. (optional heading)
  • 2.45% ($103 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.
  • 2.42% ($101 million): 1006 - Rice.
  • 2.12% ($89 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.02% ($85 million): 8704 - Motor vehicles for the transport of goods.
  • 1.95% ($81 million): 8429 - Self-propelled bulldozers, angledozers, graders, levellers, scrapers, mechanical shovels, excavators, shovel loaders, tamping machines and road rollers.
  • 1.52% ($63 million): 3105 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers containing two or three of the fertilising elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilisers; goods of this Chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg.

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Burkina Faso | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020