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Indicators of economy in Burundi

The essential economic performance of a country is reflected by the gross domestic product. So the total of all goods and services sold. Worldwide gross domestic product in 2021 was at about 12.259 USD per capita. GDP in Burundi, on the other hand, reached USD 237 per capita, or 2.90 billion USD in the whole country. Burundi is currently at number 175 among the international economies and is therefore one of the less significant. If this is calculated per inhabitant taking into account the purchasing power parity, then Burundi is in the list of the world's richest countries in place 179.

Inflation in Burundi was in 2021 at around 8.40%. Within the EU, the average in the same year was 2.55%. In the United States, it was most recently 4.70%.

Compared with the USA, prices for daily consumer goods are around 66.3% lower.
The Corruption Perceptions Index for the public sector counts 67 and is compared to other countries moderate.


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Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

Overall, the gross domestic product in Burundi in 2020 increased from 2.58 billion US Dollar to 2.78 billion US Dollar. Certainly, there have been shifts in numerous sectors of the economy, but a 7.7 percent increase has been rather unusual this year. While most countries have suffered significant losses, Burundi has certainly held its own. The unemployment rate rose from 1.6 to 1.7 percent. The consumer inflation rate has risen from -0.7% previously to 7.3% now.

Unemployment rates in percent 1991 - 2021

Economic performance 2021

 Burundi
Total
Burundi
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
GDP2.90 bn USD236.80 USD17.09 tn USD33,228.68 USD
Gross national product2.88 bn USD235.01 USD16.78 tn USD32,621.03 USD


Development of gross domestic product in million US Dollar 1960 - 2021



Im- and Exports 2018

 Burundi
Total
Burundi
per capita
EU
Total
EU
per capita
Imports905.29 m USD73.87 USD8,916.24 bn USD17,337.55 USD
Exports285.11 m USD23.26 USD9,554.34 bn USD18,578.33 USD


Development of imports and exports in millions of USD 1985 - 2018

Exports
Imports



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