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International Rankings of Burkina Faso - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Burkina Faso, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Burkina Faso, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 0.1 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 172 13979 2020
Internet users - percent of population 101 22 2021
Internet users - total 97 4.840 million 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 N/A 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 145 81374 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 49 112 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 53 24.678 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A 2024
Budget - expenditures 127 3.757 billion 2019
Budget - revenues 131 3.212 billion 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 93 7.9 0
Current account balance 57 743.232 million 2020
Debt - external 145 3.056 billion 2017
Exports 127 5.356 billion 2020
GDP (official exchange rate) 131 14.271 billion 2018
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 123 28.4 2017
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 33 23.9 2017
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 126 56.5 2017
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 61 34.4 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 51 24.6 2017
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 46 1 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 16 31 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 97 23.9 2017
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 161 44.9 2017
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 18 47.3 2018
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 46 32.2 2009
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 22 2.9 0
Imports 146 4.779 billion 2020
Industrial production growth rate 38 8.73 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 90 3.65 2021
Labor force 68 8.016 million 2021
Population below poverty line 34 41.4 2018
Public debt 53 72.53 2020
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 116 48.175 billion 2021
Real GDP growth rate 58 6.91 2021
Real GDP per capita 161 2200 2021
Remittances 84 2.93 2020
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 190 49.000 million 2017
Taxes and other revenues 155 13.28 0
Unemployment rate 148 4.76 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 4 8171 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 129 7.5 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 130 7.7 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 128 0 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 124 0 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 123 4.444 million 2019
Coal - consumption 122 0 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 2020
Coal - production 75 0 2020
Coal - proven reserves 75 0 2019
Electricity - consumption 147 2.034 billion 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 2019
Electricity - imports 82 600.000 million 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 154 392000 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 140 248.000 million 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 80 4.7 2014
Electricity access - electrification - total population 76 18.9 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 52 67.6 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 12 16.000 million 2020
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 53 0.4 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 38 89.4 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 108 6.9 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 38 3.3 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 2020
Energy consumption per capita 178 3.230 million 2019
Natural gas - consumption 121 0 2021
Natural gas - exports 57 0 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 2021
Natural gas - production 97 0 2021
Natural gas - proven reserves 92 0 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 123 30800 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 106 0 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 112 23580 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 132 3.42 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 80 12.85 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 22 40.74 2019
Land use - agricultural land 76 44.2 2018
Land use - arable land 47 22 2018
Land use - forest 125 19.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 4 37 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 71 21.93 2018
Revenue from coal 33 0 2018
Revenue from forest resources 14 4.54 2018
Total renewable water resources 130 13.500 billion 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 103 420.000 million 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 94 20.000 million 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 78 380.000 million 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 5 4.75 2025
Urbanization - urban population 153 32.5 2023
Geography
Area - land 77 273800 0
Area - total 78 274200 0
Area - water 125 40076 0
Coastline 191 0 0
Elevation - highest point 151 749 0
Elevation - lowest point 59 N/A 0
Elevation - mean elevation 109 297 0
Irrigated land 108 550 2016
Land boundaries - total 57 3611 0
Land use - agricultural land 76 44.2 2018
Land use - arable land 47 22 2018
Land use - forest 125 19.3 2018
Land use - permanent crops 4 37 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 71 21.93 2018
Military
Military expenditures 20 2.9 2022
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 105 1 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 3 5.88 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 112 0.31 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 52 7.28 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 88 0.08 2019
Birth rate 21 32.7 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 20 17.5 2021
Contraceptive prevalence rate 89 35.3 2021
Current health expenditure 51 6.7 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 6 73.5 2023
Death rate 53 7.5 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 145 4.8 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 12 20.9 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 12 87.4 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 10 82.6 0
Drinking water source - improved 41 94.7 0
Drinking water source - rural 33 28.7 0
Drinking water source - total 22 21.5 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 24 5.3 0
Education expenditures 31 5.5 2020
Gross reproduction rate 18 2.04 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 39 43.821 0
Infant mortality rate - male 24 52.4 0
Infant mortality rate - total 21 48.2 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 215 65.7207 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 131 62 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 130 63.8 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 112 37.8 2021
Literacy - male 93 54.5 0
Literacy - total population 102 46 0
Maternal mortality ratio 33 264 2020
Median age - female 215 19.3216 0
Median age - male 159 17.7 0
Median age - total 149 18.5 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 75 20.1 2021
Net migration rate 64 0.6 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 131 5.6 2016
Physicians density 152 0.09 2019
Population 59 22.489 million 2023
Population growth rate 20 2.46 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 47 90.8 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 30 62.3 0
Sanitation facility access - total 24 46 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 48 9.2 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 13 1.03 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 31 0.92 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 39 0.74 0
Sex ratio - at birth 11 1.03 0
Sex ratio - total population 23 0.96 0
Total fertility rate 23 4.14 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 5 4.75 2025
Urbanization - urban population 153 32.5 2023
Transportation
Airports 82 49 2024
Heliports 66 N/A 2024
Merchant marine - total 144 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 129 100000 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 136 151531 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 99 3 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 41 622 2014
Railways - total 77 622 2014
Roadways - paved 72 3642 2014
Roadways - total 76 15304 2017
Waterways 110 N/A 2024

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

NOTE: The information regarding Burkina Faso on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina Faso 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina Faso 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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