Burkina Faso

On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with Burkina Faso. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.

It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.

Type of Government: Presidential Republic
Population: 22.10 million (2021)
GDP: 19.74 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 27.5%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 0% - 25%
Major Exports: Gold ($7.71B), Raw Cotton ($471M), Zinc Ore ($314M), Other Oily Seeds ($112M), and Coconuts, Brazil Nuts, and Cashews ($101M), exporting mostly to Switzerland ($6.94B), India ($971M), Singapore ($195M), Cote d'Ivoire ($182M), and China ($135M).
Major Imports: Refined Petroleum ($578M), Packaged Medicaments ($166M), Electricity ($147M), Cement ($127M), and Petroleum Gas ($101M), importing mostly from China ($581M), Cote d'Ivoire ($383M), France ($354M), Ghana ($264M), and India ($264M).