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About Burundi

Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country encompassed by Rwanda, Congo, and Tanzania. Burundi is part of the East African Community and a potential member of the planned East African Federation. Economic growth in Burundi is relatively steady but Burundi is still behind neighbouring countries

Economically, Burundi is a resource-poor country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The economy is predominantly agricultural with coffee and tea being the primary exports along with cotton tea, maize, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc (tapioca); beef, milk, and hides

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionEast Africa
Capital CityGitega
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesKirundi, French, English
CurrencyBurundian franc, BIF
Phone Code +257
Important CitiesBujumbura, Muyinga, Ruyigi, Ngozi, Rutana, Bururi, Makamba, Kayanza, Muramvya, Cibitoke, Bubanza
National DayIndependence Day (1st Jul)
GDP (nominal)USD 3.19 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking166
Primary Industrieslight consumer goods such as blankets, shoes, soap, assembly of imported components, public works construction, food processing Agriculture: coffee, cotton, tea, corn, sorghum, sweet potatoes, bananas, manioc (tapioca); beef, milk, hides
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsRwanda, Tanzania
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), East African Community(EAC), Group of 77(G77), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Major ExportsSpices, Gems & Jewellery, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Glass and glassware, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Other Products, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Retail & Fmcg Products, Machinery & Appliances, Fruits and Nuts, Instruments & Optical Solutions
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Machinery & Appliances, Pharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Silk & Textiles, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Rubber and Products, Chemical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.189 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 1.204 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.015 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral relations, Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
Major Exports to IndiaSilk & Textiles, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Building & Construction Products & Services, Ceramic Products
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Chemical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Rubber and Products, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Ceramic Products, Books and Papers
India's Imports ValueUSD 0.39 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 42.75 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 42.36 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for BurundiHigh Commission of India
H.E.Mr. Upender Singh Rawat
Honourable High Commissioner
Plot number 11, Kyadondo Road, Nakasero, P.O.Box 7040, Kampala

256-41-4344631; +256-41-4342994; +256-70-0542440

Embassy Details of Burundi in IndiaBurundi
Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
H.E. Brig. General Aloys Bizindavyi
E-9/18, Vasant ViharNew Delhi - 110057
+91-11-46151947 (O)

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Burundi in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Arpan Mitra
Honorary Consul
Sutanuti Building 12, Ho-Chi-Minh Sarani Kolkata-700 071
033 4014 2813