Burkina Faso recorded a trade deficit of 263.60 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2018. Balance of Trade in Burkina Faso averaged -38.53 CFA Franc Billion from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 48.20 CFA Franc Billion in the first quarter of 2018 and a record low of -276 CFA Franc Billion in the third quarter of 2017.

Balance of Trade in Burkina Faso is expected to be -36.79 CFA Franc Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Burkina Faso to stand at -69.81 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Burkina Faso Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -92.52 CFA Franc Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Burkina Faso Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -263.60 -132.50 48.20 -276.00 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account -564.30 -572.00 -46.93 -664.60 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP -7.60 -6.80 0.50 -13.20 percent [+]
Imports 577.90 570.60 606.60 14.20 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Exports 314.30 438.10 602.20 1.90 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Terms Of Trade 336.40 280.90 386.60 66.90 index points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.81 4.52 4.81 0.00 [+]
External Debt 3188.20 2833.00 3188.20 569.70 EUR Million [+]

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Burkina Faso Balance of Trade

Burkina Faso’s systemic trade deficit is due to the country’s dependence on fuel imports and volatile exports. A drought prone climate and commodities price fluctuations influence Burkina Faso’s main exports: gold (70 percent of total exports) and cotton (13 percent). Burkina Faso main trading partners are: China, France and Ivory Coast. This page provides - Burkina Faso Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Burkina Faso Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-263.60 -132.50 48.20 -276.00 1998 - 2018 CFA Franc Billion Quarterly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1061.00 Jun/19
Australia 8036.00 Jun/19
Brazil 2290.00 Jul/19
Canada 135.80 Jun/19
China 450.50 Jul/19
Euro Area 20611.70 Jun/19
France -5187.00 Jun/19
Germany 16821.00 Jun/19
India -13430.00 Jul/19
Indonesia -60.00 Jul/19
Italy 5728.50 Jun/19
Japan -249.59 Jul/19
Mexico 2561.00 Jun/19
Netherlands 5158.00 Jun/19
Russia 12508.00 Jun/19
Saudi Arabia 131636.00 Mar/19
Singapore 2831.10 Jul/19
South Africa 4419.50 Jun/19
South Korea 2441.00 Jul/19
Spain -1532700.00 Jun/19
Switzerland 2671.16 Jul/19
Turkey -3177.27 Jun/19
United Kingdom 1779.00 Jun/19
United States -55154.00 Jun/19


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