Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is surrounded by six countries: Mali to the north, Niger to the east, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and Côte d'Ivoire to the southwest.
BASIC INDICATORS
CapitalOuagadougou
Population15.61 million
Official LanguageFrench
National Languageindigenous languages
Area 274,200 sq km (105,870 sq miles)
(source: BBC.co.uk)

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Monetary UnitCommunaute Financiere Africaine (CFA)
GDP Total (PPP)$18.79 billion (2009)
Per capita $1,200 (2009)
GDP (Official Exchange Rate) $8.105 billion (2009)
GDP Growth (Annual %) 3. 2(2009)
(source: CIA.gov)

TRADE POLICY
WTO accession Date3 June 1995
Trade Policy review Dates4, 6 October 2010
Contribution to WTO budget0.015
Services sectors with GATS commitments2
(WTO.org)

TRADE STATISTICS
Exports of goods and servicesNot Provided
Main Export CommoditiesCotton, animal products, gold
Imports of goods and servicesNot Provided
Import CommoditiesNot Provided
(2008) (World Development Indicators Database 2010)

WORLD DOING BUSINESS RANKING
2010 2009 Change
Starting a business-
Closing a business-
Dealing with construction permits-
-
Registering property-
Getting credit-
Protecting investors-
Paying taxes-
Trading across borders-
Enforcing contracts-
(Source: The World Bank Group)