Burkina Faso

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About Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso previously called the Republic fo Upper Voltais a landlocked West African former French colony country

Mining has been the major industry of the country especially Gold Mining. Apart from it, Cotton and Fruits & Nuts are exported from the country.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionWest Africa
Capital CityOuagadougou
Government TypeProvisional Republic
Official LanguagesFrench
CurrencyWest African CFA franc, XOF
Phone Code +226
Important CitiesAribinda, Bagré, Banfora, Batié, Bobo Dioulasso, Bogandé, Boromo, Boulsa, Boussé, Dano, Dédougou, Diapaga, Diébougou, Djibo, Dori, Fada N'gourma, Gaoua, Garango, Gayéri, Gorom-Gorom, Gourcy, Houndé, Kantchari
National DayProclamation of Independence Day (Dec-11)
GDP (nominal)USD 20.785 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking151
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,External trade.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote dIvoire
Member of(Organisation internationale de la Francophonie), ( African Union), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsGems & Jewellery, Silk & Textiles, Fruits and Nuts, Edible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Arms and Ammunitions, Aviation Vehicles, Electrical Products, Books and Papers, Cereals & Pulses
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Plastics and Products, Chemical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Rubber and Products, Books and Papers, Silk & Textiles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Arms and Ammunitions
Total Exports ValueUSD 4.549 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 5.632 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.083 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Burkina Faso and India totaled US$264.40 million in 2014–15, growing from $119.76 million the previous fiscal. India exported $112.76 million worth of goods to Burkina Faso, and imported $151.64 million. The main commodities exported by India to Burkina Faso are pharmaceutical products, vehicles and spare parts, iron and steel and articles thereof, machinery and mechanical appliances, rubber and rubber articles. The major commodities imported by India from Burkina Faso are gold and cotton
Major Exports to IndiaFruits and Nuts, Gems & Jewellery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Silk & Textiles, Hides, Leather & Tannery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Vegetables and Related Products, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components
Major Imports from IndiaCereals & Pulses, Pharmaceutical Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products, Electrical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Ceramic Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers
India's Imports ValueUSD 116.34 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 176.78 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 60.44 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for Burkina FasoEmbassy of india

Honourable Ambassador
Parcel 13, Lot 38, Sector 15, 10 BP 13977, Ouagadougou 01, Ouaga 2000, Burkina Fsao
226 25376361


Embassy Details of Burkina Faso in IndiaEmbassy of Burkina Faso
H.E. Dr. Desire Boniface Some
F-2/4 Vasant ViharNew Delhi-110057
+91-11-2614 0641, 2614 0642 (O)