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Burundi Economic Outlook

  • After a recession in 2015 that saw GDP contract by 3.9%, economic growth resumed in Burundi in 2016, but too slowly (0.9%) to improve the living conditions of the population.
  • The socio-political crisis related expenditure led to a widening of the fiscal deficit to 6.7% of GDP in 2016 and caused excessive reliance on domestic debt, while a freeze on aid by international donors is affecting social expenditure.
  • Burundi’s economy is dominated by the informal sector, with multiple micro and small agri-food businesses geared towards the local market.

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Burundi et la BAD

Le Burundi se relève progressivement d’une crise socio-politique profonde, qui a détruit le tissu productif de son économie. L’économie reste encore fragile, du fait de sa forte dépendance au secteur primaire en termes de contribution au PIB (40 %). Le PIB par habitant s’élevait à 215 dollars EU en 2012, contre 286 dollars EU avant la crise de 1993.


Key Facts

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Capital: Bujumbura
Area: 27,830 sq km
Total Population 2017: 11.9 Million
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 3.1 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 260
Inflation Rate: 6.65%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 42.50%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 184
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.404
Membership Date: 01/10/1968
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 515.3 Million

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East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
Khushee Tower
Longonot  Road, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (254) 20 2712925/ (254) 20 2712926/ (254) 20 2712928
Fax: (254) 20 2712938

Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director

Bureau National du Burundi

Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement
24, Rue des Travailleurs, Kiriri
B.P. 7543- Bujumbura, Burundi

Tél : +257 22277823/ 22277824
Fax : +257 22277825

M. Abou Amadou Ba, Représentant Résident