Imports$533.3 million (2011 est.)
Exports$99.5 million (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)9.7% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$600 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.9% (2010 est.)
Internet users157,800 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular1.98 million (2011)
Population growth rate3.104% (2012 est.)
Population10,557,259 (July 2012 est.)
About this country
Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions.
More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years.
Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries....
Burundi is a landlocked, resource-poor country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector.
The economy is predominantly agricultural which accounts for about 35% of GDP and employs more than 90% of the population.
Burundi's primary exports are coffee and tea, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings, though exports are a relatively small share of GDP....
Country Watch Inc.
Burundi Country Review is a concise and meaningful source of country-specific information, containing fundamental demographic, social, political, economic, investment and environmental information in a ...
We expect GDP growth of 4.5% this year, before picking up to around 5% over the medium term as the economy benefits from the privatisation of the coffee industry and foreign investment in the sector. Inflation ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2014-15 The ruling Conseil national pour la défense de la démocratie-Forces pour la défense de la démocratie (CNDD-FDD) and the president, Pierre Nkurunziza, will ...
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