Burundi

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
RegionAfrica
Capital CityGitega
Government TypeUnitary presidential constitutional republic
Official LanguagesKirundi, French, English
Currency Burundian franc, BIF
Phone Code +257
Important CitiesBujumbura, Muyinga, Ruyigi, Ngozi, Rutana, Bururi, Makamba, Kayanza, Muramvya, Cibitoke, Bubanza
National DayIndependence Day (1st Jul)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking166 (Below Average)
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
Major ExportsCoffee, Gold, Tea, Niobium, Tantalum, Vanadium and Zirconium Ore, Raw Lead, Salt, sulphur, stone, cement, Optical, technical, medical apparatus, Electrical machinery, equipment, Ores, slag, ash.
Major Exports to IndiaWood, Chemicals, Metals
Major Importscapital goods, petroleum products, foodstuffs, Iron & Steel, Pharmaceutical Products, Sugars and Sugar Confectionery, Machinery, Mechanical Appliances, Fertilisers.
Major Imports from IndiaChemicals, Metals, Wood
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral relations, Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
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)
Indian Embassy Details
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mrs. Stella Budiriganya
Honorable Ambassador
Embassy of the Republic of Burundi
B-4/1, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi - 110057
Email: ambabudelhi@yahoo.fr
Phone: +91-11-46151947