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Burundi is a landlocked, resource-poor country with an underdeveloped manufacturing sector. The economy is predominantly agricultural which accounts for 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. Burundi's export earning - and its ability to pay for imports - rests primarily on weather conditions and international coffee and tea prices. The Tutsi minority, 14% of the population, dominates the coffee trade. An ethnic-based war that lasted for over a deca...  More..

Economy of Burundi
SOURCE: CIA - The World Factbook
Currency Burundi Franc
GDP (PPP) $3.247 billion (2009 est.)
GDP (per capita) $300 (2009 est.)
Exports $79 million (2009 est.)
Imports $318 million (2009 est.)
Main Industries Light Consumer Goods Such As Blankets, Shoes, Soap; Assembly Of Imported Components; Public Works Construction; Food Processing
Exports - Commodities Coffee, Tea, Sugar, Cotton, Hides
Imports - Commodities Capital Goods, Petroleum Products, Foodstuffs
Exports Partners Switzerland 27.9%, UK 11%, Pakistan 9.5%, Belgium 5.1%, Rwanda 5%, Egypt 4.7% (2008)
Imports Partners Saudi Arabia 22.4%, Belgium 13.6%, Uganda 9.1%, Kenya 8%, China 6.4%, France 5.9%, Germany 5.3%, India 4.5%, Tanzania 4.4%, Japan 4.4% (2008)

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